We Are All Made of Stars is an unforgettable story about second chances, the power of words, and the resilience of the heart.
Sophie Mills has worked her Manolo Blahniks off to reach the near-top of her profession. And she's very happy with her priorities in life - her job, her neurotic cat Artemis and her passion for shoes. After all, relationships only get in the way. And as for children? She hasn't even begun to think about them yet.
The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold onto the past when her future is slipping through her fingers...?
"ABSOLUTELY loved it .. just fantastic"
Six months ago, city girl Sophie Mills gave up everything to move to Cornwall. All to be with the man she thinks she loves, and his two daughters who she knows she loves. But adjusting to life as a semi-permanent mother in the countryside isn't quite as easy as Sophie imagined it would be.
"Narrator read too slowly"
Once upon a time, Ellie had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick, but fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their son and facing with a mountain of debt. On the brink of bankruptcy, Ellie decides to rent out some rooms. And all too soon the indomitable Allegra, estranged Sabine on secondment from Berlin and lads' mag aficionado Matt enter her ordered but fragile existence - each with their own messy life in tow.
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Rose Pritchard and her seven-year-old daughter Maddie have left everything behind to come to the village of Millthwaite, Cumbria, in search of the person who once offered Rose hope. Almost immediately Rose wonders if she's chasing a dream - but she knows in her heart that she cannot go back. She's been given a second chance - at life, and love - but will she have the courage to take it?
Willow and Holly are identical twins. They’re alike in every way, except one - Willow is afraid on the inside. And it is all because of a secret - one that binds the sisters closely together. For a very long time Willow has felt separated from Holly by one terrible moment in time - a moment that meant Willow’s life was never the same again. And when the past catches up with her, Willow realises it’s finally time for her to face her fears, and learn to laugh again.
Married to a soldier who has returned from Afghanistan injured in body and mind, Stella Carey leaves the house every evening. During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones - some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain - promising to post them after their deaths. Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time....
Sorg dafür, dass dein Vater sich wieder verliebt. Iss jeden Tag Gemüse. Traue keinem Mann mit übermäßigem Bartwuchs. Tanz auf meiner Beerdigung zu Dean Martin. Nacht für Nacht bringt Stella diese und andere Zeilen zu Papier. Doch es sind nicht ihre eigenen Gedanken und Wünsche. Die Hospizschwester schreibt Abschiedsbriefe im Auftrag ihrer schwerkranken Patienten und überreicht deren Nachrichten, nachdem sie verstorben sind.
Neuerdings weiß Claire nicht mehr, welcher Schuh zu welchem Fuß gehört. Oder wie das orangefarbene Gemüse heißt, das auf dem Herd köchelt. Und manchmal geht sie im Pyjama spazieren. Sie weiß, dass das nicht normal ist. Sie ist doch erst Mitte vierzig. Aber das Leben ist zu kurz, um Trübsal zu blasen. Und so schreibt sie, noch bevor die letzte Erinnerung verblasst, all die großen und kleinen Momente der vergangenen Jahre nieder.
28-year-old single mother Sam spends her days working in the local supermarket and her Friday nights out with her friends, Joy and Marie, letting her hair down at the White Horse. Life has never been easy for Sam, but she's always hoped that one day she'll meet The One. After a series of terrible dates with men she's met through an Internet dating agency she's starting to lose heart - until her friends tell her they've set her up on a blind date. Sam's horrified but finally she agrees to go - after all you never know when you might meet the man of your dreams...
Meet the Baby Group: Natalie ran her own design company until baby Freddie unexpectedly came along. Now the capable person she once was is trapped inside a crazy woman's body, longing for just one decent night's sleep and words of more than one syllable.