Unexpected Lessons In Love


Jeannie and Dan met online and clicked immediately. He’s an ambitious young vet; she’s a musician. After less than a year of long-distance dating, Dan proposed and Jeannie, swept away, said yes. The next few months were a blur of organisation and then, suddenly, Jeannie was in the car with her dad en route to Longhampton town hall. About to change her name and start a whole new life – but with the sickening feeling that what should feel entirely right is actually completely wrong. Jeannie grabs the chance to put a stop to the proceedings. Her dad makes a call to Dan – with devastating consequences. Now Jeannie’s spending her wedding night in an Intensive Care Unit, watching neurologists monitor her comatose fiance. She’s still wearing her wedding dress under someone’s jacket. The future looks uncertain and bleak. And her conscience is gnawed by a terrible secret: this is all her fault.

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‘Real, heart-breaking – I loved it.’ Katie Fforde
‘My heart is smashed and repaired for reading this wonderfully romantic and strong piece of fiction.’ Milly Johnson

What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?

Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.

But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast?

Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever . . .

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Readers adore Unexpected Lessons in Love

***** ‘An absolute delight . . . I enjoyed every moment.’
***** ‘I couldn’t put it down. Lovely story about finding love and being honest with a little twist.’
***** ‘A story of family, friendship, loyalty, relationships and new beginnings. This book made me smile but also broke my heart.’

Additional information

Weight 0.283 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm










Paperback original


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K