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Before We Grow Old: The love story that everyone will be talking about in 2022 Kindle Edition
'Before We Grow Old had me from the first page, and crying buckets by the last!' Katy Regan
When seven-year-old Fran first met Will they knew instantly that they were made for each other. For eleven years they were inseparable, but then, at the age of eighteen, Will just upped and disappeared.
Twenty-five years later Will is back.
Is fate trying to give them a second chance?
Still nursing the heart break from all those years ago, Fran is reluctant to give Will the time of day. The price Will must pay is to tell the truth – the truth about why he left, the truth about why he’s back…
And Fran has her own secrets to hide. The time has come to decide what Fran and Will really want from life – before it’s too late.
Unashamedly romantic, Before We Grow Old is a book full of love, laughter and tears, and you’ll be rooting for Fran and Will from the moment you meet them. Let Clare Swatman whisk you away for the love story of the year. Perfect for fans of Sophie Cousens and Isabelle Broom.
Praise for Clare Swatman:
'Before We Grow Old is an unashamedly big, life-affirming, tear-jerking love story. Beautifully told, characters Fran and Will had me from the first page, and crying buckets by the last ! Just gorgeous.' Katy Regan
'Heart-breaking and life-affirming in equal measures, Before We Grow Old is the tender story of a chance meeting between former childhood sweethearts Fran and Will, and is packed with secrets and revelations. Through her beautiful writing, Clare Swatman delivers a powerful lesson in learning to love with your whole heart and accepting the same, no matter what life throws at you.' Sarah Bennett
'Before We Grow Old took me on an intense emotional journey, and I cried at the end (and I rarely cry when I'm reading!) The portrayal of the mother and son bond - with its peaks and troughs of intensity and frustration - felt incredibly real, and the dialogue in particular was brilliantly done.' Victoria Scott
'A beautifully written tale of enduring love' - Rowan Coleman
'Irresistible . . . A delightfully bittersweet story that will appeal to fans of One Day' - Sunday Mirror
'Wonderful' - Sun
About the Author
Clare Swatman is the author of three women’s fiction novels, published by
Macmillan, which have been translated into over 20 languages. She has been a
journalist for over twenty years, writing for Bella and Woman & Home amongst
many other magazines. She lives in Hertfordshire.
- ASIN : B09HTDH7RD
- Publisher : Boldwood Books (19 Jan. 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 1649 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 348 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 556 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2022
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It's so wonderfully written & will take you on an emotional rollercoaster.
I smiled in recognition, laughed in recognition & cried in recognition.
We've all been there to an extent & if not, sadly will be in the future.
I'm so glad Kindle recommended this book or I may have passed it by.
I think the author is super talented at making real lives so interesting, when they could have been ott or too romanticised.
I recommend she gets a contract with kleenex though!
The back story was good but the content was boring having to go through a bucket list I found myself skipping huge parts I also found the main character a bit unkind especially when she wondered why an elderly couple were still
Together when her boyfriend was dying that bit of course was sad but not a good read