‘It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday’ Beth O’Leary
‘I can’t remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone’ Stacey Halls
‘What an absolute delight!’ Emily Henry
One cancelled wedding
When the day finally comes for Annie to marry Alexander, the last thing she expects is to be left standing at the altar. She was so sure he was Mr Right. Now, she has no idea how she could have got it so wrong.
One unexpected encounter
After a chance meeting with Patrick, an old friend who reminds her of who she used to be, Annie takes a vow of her own: she’ll say yes to every opportunity that comes her way from now on.
One spare ticket for the honeymoon
Could a spontaneous trip with Patrick be the way to mend Annie’s heart? She’s about to find out as she embarks on her honeymoon – with a man who’s not her husband…
Praise for The Lucky Escape:
‘I can’t remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone. Pure escapist fiction!’ STACEY HALLS, author of Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick The Familiars
‘The Lucky Escape is Laura's best book yet. It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday – this is exactly the book we all need right now!’ BETH O’LEARY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Road Trip
‘What an absolute delight! A romantic, relaxing, inspiring not-quite-honeymoon in book form, with a surprising emotional heft behind it. I love it!’ EMILY HENRY, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
‘Smart and funny. The perfect escape.’ SARAH MORGAN, bestselling author of The Summer Seekers
‘This was exactly the escapist book I've been craving. Full of fun and charm, I'd recommend it to anyone wishing to be whisked away by an utterly feel-good love story.’ HOLLY MILLER, author of Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick The Sight of You
About the author
Laura Jane Williams is a writer whose work has appeared everywhere from the Guardian to Buzzfeed, Stylist, Closer, the Metro and the Telegraph. She is Grazia’s former dating columnist, and the author of two previous works of non-fiction: Ice Cream for Breakfast and Becoming, as well as bestselling novels Our Stop and The Love Square.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Wherever you’re destined to spend your summer, a novel set largely on a three-week honeymoon to Australia could be just the ticket. The slight twist here is that Annie has just been left at the altar by her boyfriend of ten years and finds herself headed Down Under with a different man in tow. So begins a journey of self-discovery amid wine-tasting and five-star luxury while Annie unpicks everything that went wrong (and right) to get her to this point. It’s an easy, funny read that makes not a single mention of travel restrictions and might be just the lucky escape you need, too.
A jilted bride goes on an unusual honeymoon after being left at the altar in this invigorating tale of love lost and found from Williams (The Love Square). Docile Annie Wiig is heartbroken and mortified about her failed wedding, but her honeymoon in Australia is already booked and she impulsively invites her childhood friend Patrick Hummingbird, with whom she's only recently reconnected, to come with her. A widower trying to let go of the past, Patrick encourages Annie to stop being scared to live life to the fullest. As they explore Australia together, Annie's drawn to Patrick's carefree and kind nature, and the mutual respect between them leads her to reassess her relationship with her ex-fianc , who treated her like a doormat. Patrick and Annie's easy camaraderie radiates off the pages, but when love blooms, Patrick feels guilty for betraying his late wife and Annie worries she's using him as a rebound, as suggested by her critical mother. They take a step back to reevaluate their individual lives, but to get their happy ending they'll have to find their way back to each other. Williams keeps healing at the center of this heartwarming tale, balancing heavy emotions with far-flung adventures. It's a delightful armchair getaway.
The Lucky Escape
First time reading this author, and so glad I did ! Great writing, very real characters, and I was so invested in the outcome. Mainly because I wasn’t sure of how it would end.
There was a really funny moment at a couple’s spa that cracked me up. Who doesn’t need a laugh in these troubled times ? I have been reading a lot of English writers who always manage to make me laugh. Love their romcoms ! I will definitely be reading this author again.