Pieces of You
#1 CONTEMPORARY FICTION BESTSELLER
As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty, PIECES OF YOU is a heart-rending, but ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits.
The perfect marriage.
A devastating secret.
An impossible choice.
Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.
When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.
Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever . . .
‘You won’t be able to stop reading’ Heat Magazine
'Poignant, heart-wrenching, and wonderfully uplifting too. A remarkable debut full of well-crafted characters that stayed with me long after the last page' Alexandra Brown
‘Pieces of You explores family ties, dark secrets and our deepest desires…will leave you sobbing, yet filled with hope. Warm, perceptive and razor sharp, it's everything you want from a novel’ VERONICA HENRY
‘Move over authors, a new queen is in town! Ella Harper has written a book that will have you gripped from page one to the very last. This is a story that will contend well with Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You and Cecelia Ahern's P.S. I Love You’ Book Shelf
‘A beautiful and moving read that had me hooked from the start. I couldn't put it down until I knew what happened!’ Jill Loves to Read
‘A bittersweet, heart-wrenching story that will make you think a lot and wonder what you would do’ Lost in Chick-lit
‘A sensational debut that is shrouded with mystery and emotions’ Love of a Good Book
About the author
As a shy teenager, Ella Harper found a way to escape by learning foreign languages, and imagined she might eventually get a glamorous job speaking French. After completing a BA in French and Russian Studies, she found herself following in her father’s footsteps into banking instead, seduced by the excitement and glamour of that world. But after climbing her way to Assistant Vice President, Ella started idly
mapping out the beginnings of a novel on an old laptop. When she realised her characters were more real to her than dividends and corporate actions ever could be, she left her job to become a writer. Eight years later, and Ella has published four hugely popular novels under the name Sasha Wagstaff.
Pieces of You is her first novel as Ella, inspired by a personal loss and fertility issues suffered by friends.
This is definitely not a light-hearted read but I enjoyed it. I liked all of the characters and found them easy to relate to. I felt the book realistically portrayed the struggles related to infertility and had me thinking what I would do if I was Lucy. I felt like the ending was realistic and I would recommend the book to others.
It was a great book that had me hooked. But the ending was so wrong. It didn't make any sense. The whole book up until the end was slow and then it was rushed, very depressing, and anticlimactic at the end. The writing and storyline lends itself to a happy ending... or at least a neutral ending. I would not recommend this book, which is really sad because I loved it up until the end. What a let down.