- Expected Jun 25, 2021
She’s too afraid to leave her house. But is she brave enough to let someone in?
Fiona Dexter hasn’t gone outside in five years.
She knows she’ll never sit on a beach to watch the sunset,
or share a meal with her family at the friendly café around the corner,
or even fall in love.
Then one day, her neighbour, single mother Bethany, shows up on her doorstep holding two-year-old Evie.
Bethany needs help and soon Fiona starts to remember how it feels to be close to other people. Once she’s felt the warmth of Evie’s hugs and danced her socks off with Bethany, can Fiona face the secrets of her past and live again?
This hopeful and heart-warming read will remind you that life continues no matter where you are, and opening the door is the first step on the way back to happiness. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will love this emotional and uplifting story.
Readers absolutely love Catherine Miller:
‘This book was AMAZING! I adored this read here! The Girl Who Couldn't Leave will break your heart in a million pieces! This was beautiful, heartbreaking, the writing will blow you away! I was amazed! THANK YOU!!!!!’ @oh.happy.reading
‘Crying like a baby… When those tears started, they didn’t stop. In fact, they just came faster and harder… It literally broke my heart, it very much lived up to being an uplifting story… A thought-provoking, heart-wrenching but beautiful love story.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘So heartbreaking… I was unable to put it down… This story will bring tears to your eyes but also a touch of warmth in your heart.’ Star Crossed Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What an amazing book… And the ending, despite being a tear-jerker, was the best ending that could ever have been written… Wish I could give it a lot more than 5 stars… It touched me so much, I want to read it over and over again.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! This is a heartbreaker of a story.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘An amazing, life-reaffirming read… So very different to any other book I’ve read in this genre and deserves all the applause and accolades that I’m sure are coming its way… Very well done to the writer for producing something so special.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Masterpiece… Amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Breathtakingly beautifully… Leaves you reading through tears but also smiling and finding joy.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Pulled on my heartstrings... This story is so beautifully written... I found really hard to out down…’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐