First published in 1927, Love Lies Dreaming is one of C.S Forester's earliest novels. Told in the voice of a young writer struggling to pen his next novel and therefore superficially preoccupied with the art of novel writing, at its true core this is a story about the quarrels and joys of early married life. In the end, as the narrator discovers, the best inspiration for good novel writing comes from the very ordinary jealousies and insecurities that make up his daily relationship with his wife, Constance. Written tenderly, but without nostalgia, this novel is a commentary on what it means to be young, married and in love, and is as relevant today as when it was first published.
July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition