'Gloriously romantic' The Sun
'A charmingly escapist read ... a tonic for trying times' Daily Mail
'A captivating, humorous and warm-hearted story elevated to must-read status' Heat
'I couldn't put it down' Jill Mansell
'The book we all need - full of escapism, romance, hope and kindness' Milly Johnson
Your big secret is out. What next?
For Lara and her daughter Eliza, it has always been just the two of them. But when Eliza turns eighteen and wants to connect with her father, Lara is forced to admit a secret that she has been keeping from her daughter her whole life.
Eliza needs answers - and so does Lara. Their journey to the truth will take them on a road trip across England and eventually to New York, where it all began. Dreams might have been broken and opportunities missed, but there are still surprises in store...
Anything Could Happen is a warm, wise, funny and uplifting novel about love, second chances and the unexpected and extraordinary paths life can take us down.
'Captivating' Woman & Home
'Tender, bittersweet and funny' Veronica Henry
'A star-crossed lovers story with so much heart and humour' Fiona Palmer
'Full of extraordinary surprises' Woman's Own
'A feel-good, uplifting book' Sheila O'Flanagan
'Romantic, uplifting and a total joy' Heidi Swain
'A perfect rainy day read' Bella
'Brimming with humour and hope - this book is a joy to escape into' Cathy Bramley
'[A] warm hug of a novel' Irish News
'A wonderful book about the What Ifs of love and loss' Laura Kemp
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From the author: “There’s a mother and daughter at the heart of this book and I love writing about mothers and daughters. I’ve got two daughters and obviously I’m a daughter. It’s a complicated relationship. I wanted there to be a bit of a road trip as well. I thought, ‘Why would this mother and daughter be on a road trip? What is the most dramatic thing they could be looking for?’ And I thought it would be quite good if they were going to meet the daughter’s father. I wrote the whole thing in lockdown when we couldn’t go anywhere, so writing about travelling was appealing. This is set in Scarborough, Cambridge, New York and Edinburgh. And usually I’d have gone to those places to get a feel for the streets or pick out some detail. But obviously I couldn’t do that—it was all done on Street View! But it was really lovely to escape into these characters’ lives and have them setting off on journeys. I went through so many variations of the story before I hit upon this one. A big theme is chance encounters and split-second moments where life can change. I’m kind of fascinated by those things. And it was especially interesting to think about that in lockdown, where life wasn’t changing much at all. It’s about the path not taken and then what happens if you go back and try again. We all have ‘what ifs’, don’t we?”