Oh, I know how this goes – or so I thought after reading the blurb.
As it turns out, in the words of Ygritte from, Game of Thrones, “You know nothing, Tara Snow.”
The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson had many up and downs and twists and turns – enough to keep me guessing.
Here’s the blurb:
Their love story started with goodbye…
‘We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be . . .’
Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together.
But is life ever as simple as that?
This is a story of what-ifs and maybes – and how one decision can change your life forever…
One of my favourite films is Before Sunrise (and to a lesser extent its sequel Before Sunset) and there are some similarities with this book so I already knew I liked the premise – although in the film they meet on a train and spend the day together (no spoilers) whereas in this book they meet at a train station and then go their separate ways for a year.
When Sam and Phoebe first set eyes on each other I actually felt like I was there. I could almost feel the rush of air as people bustled by and hear the noise of the station. I felt the sense of calm that comes over them when they realise, somehow, they are made for each other.
In that moment I believed in love at first sight but, as the story continued, I began to have my doubts.
Miranda conjures up scenes that I would want to live in, friends that I would like to have in my life and a love that feels big enough to go the distance.
I fear this is one of those books where, if you think about it too deeply, you could be put off. My advice? Don’t think. Suspend reality and simply enjoy.
Price: £3.99 (via Amazon).
My rating: Five stars.
With thanks to HQ UK (via NetGalley) for the ARC in return for an honest review.