THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
'Unique and breathtaking and painful and broken and perfect . . . just like love'
'Exquisitely written, incredibly moving and impossible to put down'
Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare
Joel is afraid of the future.
Since he was a child he's been haunted by dreams about the people he loves. Visions of what's going to happen - the good and the bad. And the only way to prevent them is to never let anyone close to him again.
Callie can't let go of the past.
Since her best friend died, Callie's been lost. She knows she needs to be more spontaneous and live a bigger life. She just doesn't know how to find a way back to the person who used to have those dreams.
Joel and Callie both need a reason to start living for today.
And though they're not looking for each other, from the moment they meet it feels like the start of something life-changing.
Until Joel has a vision of how it's going to end . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Receiving meticulously detailed premonitions sounds like an interesting, quite useful superpower, right? Not for Joel, the leading man of Holly Miller’s scintillating love story. He’s been stalked by these eerie visions since childhood and by the time we meet him in adulthood as a semi-nocturnal loner determined to keep those he loves at arm’s length, his situation appears desperate. That’s until he meets Callie—herself no stranger to troubled times. The pair quickly develop a life-changing romance, but, of course, Joel is soon visited by a crystal-clear picture of their relationship’s destiny. Considering the fairly ambitious premise, it’s the relatability of the characters’ lives that really struck us—there’s a beautiful attention to everyday detail in Miller’s writing that we adored. Prepare for both heartache and your faith in love to be fully replenished.
Miller debuts with a stunning and gracefully written tearjerker about destiny, dreams, and selfless love. Joel Morgan has always had ultraspecific, prophetic dreams about future moments in the lives of people he loves. Though these visions are as likely to be good or neutral as they are to be bad, the bad visions have been negative enough to make him wary of making new connections and inviting more tragedy into his dreams. But the natural rapport Joel has with Callie Cooper, his favorite barista turned upstairs neighbor, slides naturally into a romantic relationship as they spend more time together. Soon, they fall in love, but Joel's worst fear comes true when he dreams of Callie's death. The two must navigate life with this knowledge, weighing the desire to do everything possible to prevent the tragedy with the desire to live each moment they have left to its fullest. Miller paints big emotions with nuance and subtlety, exploring complex family dynamics, grief, and anxiety with expert skill that lends realism to her tale, despite its supernatural conceit. This beautifully rendered work is both heartbreaking and life-affirming. Readers should be prepared to cry.
The Sight Of You
Heartwarming love story, beautifully written.
Wow.. so gripping and emotional
This book was impossible to put down, I hate it and love it at the same time. The ending literally gave me heartbreak and no book ever has (and I read a lot) Definitively a very necessary read, I’m now reading it to my bf, I love the concept of a love that tried so hard but couldn’t be.. love it but hate what the characters went through even if it was for the best.
Couldn’t put it down
Absolutely loved this book. The characters, the storyline, everything. Wanted with everything I had for the ending to turn out how I wanted but it was so emotional that by the end I was crying my eyes out. A really good read!!