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Publisher Description

Major Motion Picture Already in Development with Temple Hill Entertainment

One of the Best Books of April for Brit + Co and Liz and Lisa!

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a determined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future—perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret.

Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she’s always wanted are the same ones she’s now yearning for.

Fiction & Literature
April 24
William Morrow Paperbacks

Customer Reviews

Murphy105 ,

Sláinte 😍

Clever, romantic , Oxford adventure

Twirly Girl1 ,

Loved this book!

Sad that the book ended. They always do. This ending was satisfying. I worried the ending wouldn’t be. I loved everything about this book. It may be my favorite book of ALL TIME. I read it in a day. It was brilliant.

melat a. ,


This book gave me an impression of what true love looks like and made me laugh and cry. The poems messages foreshadowed their love story and the ending was hopeful. The ending let the readers hope that anything was possible for Jamie and Ella and that they lived to love and to create memories and to fall even more in love with one another and those memories would bring Ella peace.

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