A wryly romantic debut novel with echoes of One Day that asks: What if you just walked by the love of your life but didn't even know it?
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life." Tess can't get the motto from her mother's kitchen knickknack out of her head, even though she's in Florence on an idyllic vacation before starting university in London.
Gus is also visiting Florence, on a holiday with his parents seven months after tragedy shattered their lives. Headed to medical school in London, he's trying to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover who he really is.
A chance meeting brings these 18-year-olds together for a brief moment - the first of many times their paths will crisscross as time passes and their lives diverge from those they'd envisioned. Over the course of the next 16 years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices. Separated by distance and circumstance, the possibility of these two connecting once more seems slight.
But while fate can separate two people, it can also bring them back together again....
"As the two characters intersect sporadically over the years - through loves, losses, marriages, love affairs, and disappointments - [narrators] Acton and Robertson dramatize their readings with gusto and emotion. Listeners will smile, laugh, and cry as they await that magical moment with another chance meeting brings Tess and Gus together again." (AudioFile)
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