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The Start of Something

(2022)
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Miranda is such a big-hearted, generous writer, full of warmth and love” Jenny Colgan

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Two lonely people.
One note in the window.
And what happens when they reach out…

Lachlan Wallace is stuck at home after a car accident stalled his army career. With months of physiotherapy still to endure and only his rescue dog and cat for company, he’s taken to gazing out of the window, watching the world spin on without him. And then he notices a vase of flowers on the windowsill of the apartment opposite his. Drawn to their hope and colour, he decides to reach out and sticks a message in his window…

Bethan Gwynne is a stranger in a new town. Bringing up her son Noah by herself, she is slowly rebuilding her life, but loneliness is one obstacle she has yet to overcome. She’s intrigued by a glimpse of her neighbour in the apartment across from hers – and then, one evening, she sees a message in his window just for her:

WHAT ARE THOSE FLOWERS CALLED?

And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger…

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Authors have fallen in love with The Start of Something:

“Heart-warming and believable. This is Miranda Dickinson at her very best” Sarah Morgan

The Start of Something is a wonderfully romantic story about the healing powers of love. Gentle and romantic, a wonderful salve for the soul, it is a charming joy of a read” Milly Johnson

“Charming, quirky and properly romantic, The Start of Something is a wonderful engaging story of love, the blossoming of hope and the power of a good pack of felt-tipped pens! Perfect” Mike Gayle, All The Lonely People

“A truly heart-warming novel about hope, loneliness and the power of reaching out. Bethan and Lachlan's story will move anyone who's ever taken a chance on love. A magical read” Holly Miller, The Sight of You

“Charming, relatable and sweet – I was fully invested in the heartwarming love story of Bethan and Lachlan” Laura Jane Williams, Our Stop

“A proper lovely romance, and a fabulous spirit-lifter” Ruth Jones, Never Greener



Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Miranda is such a big-hearted, generous writer, full of warmth and love." - Jenny Colgan

"Charming, quirky and properly romantic, The Start of Something is a wonderful engaging story of love, the blossoming of hope and the power of a good pack of felt-tipped pens! Perfect." - Mike Gayle

"The Start of Something is a wonderfully romantic story about the healing powers of love. Gentle and romantic, a wonderful salve for the soul, it is a charming joy of a read - this is Miranda at her very best." - Milly Johnson

"A proper lovely romance, and a fabulous spirit-lifter." - Ruth Jones

"The Start of Something is a truly heart-warming novel about hope, loneliness and the power of reaching out. Charming and romantic, Bethan and Lachlan's story will move anyone who's ever taken a chance on love. A magical read." - Holly Miller

"Heart-warming and believable. This is Miranda Dickinson at her very best." - Sarah Morgan

"The Start of Something is the perfect story to remind us all to reconnect: insightful, clever, and with a gentle humour that left me wanting more. A beautiful summer read from Miranda Dickinson that will captivate and maybe even inspire you to reach out of your comfort zone." - Penny Parkes

"Charming, relatable and sweet - I was fully invested in the heartwarming love story of Bethan and Lachlan." - Laura Jane Williams


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