The First Day of the Rest of My Life
  • The First Day of the Rest of My Life

  • After the storm it's time for a fresh start . . .
    The powerful and heart-stirring new novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Unexpected Lessons in Love.

    First, the clouds...
    Tara Hunter is a therapist on a mission to restore Longhampton's community spirit after catastrophic flooding. But with her boyfriend AWOL, her family fragmented, and only a cat for company, Tara's own life's on rocky foundations.

    Then the storm...
    Dr David Dalloway is Longhampton Wellness Centre's new star counsellor. He invites pets to session. He also has a knack of reading people's minds - which is the last thing Tara needs right now.

    And after the rain...
    Charismatic architect Keith Hunter was last seen in Longhampton twenty years ago, when he walked out on ten-year-old Tara and her twin brother, Toby. But now he's back, with a surprising offer that could change everything. Is a bigger storm on the horizon? Or is this Tara's chance to rebuild her broken past?

    Praise for Lucy Dillon:

    'Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better' Jojo Moyes

    My heart is smashed and repaired for reading this wonderfully romantic and strong piece of fiction.' Milly Johnson

    'Real, heartbreaking - I loved it' Katie Fforde

    'No one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon' Red Magazine

Sunday Times bestselling author Lucy Dillon grew up in Cumbria and read English at Cambridge, then read a lot of magazines as a press assistant in London, then read other people's manuscripts as a junior fiction editor. She now lives in a village outside Hereford with a Border terrier, an otterhound and her husband. Lucy won the Romantic Novelists' Association Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015 for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS. You can find out more at, follow her on Twitter @lucy_dillon, on Instagram @lucydillonbooks or find her on Facebook at

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