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Letters to the Lost

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel
Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2016
 
1943, in the ruins of Blitzed London…
 
Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one in five.
 
… He promised to love her forever

 
Seventy years later Dan makes one final attempt to find the girl he has never forgotten, and sends a letter to the house where they shared a brief yet perfect happiness. But Stella has gone, and the letter is opened by Jess, a young girl hiding from problems of her own. And as Jess reads Dan's words, she is captivated by the story of a love affair that burned so bright and dimmed too soon. Can she help Dan find Stella before it is too late?
 
Now forever is finally running out.

 
'A wonderful story' Rosamunde Pilcher

'An epic story of love and loss that will break your heart' Santa Montefiore

'A beautiful, tender story from a naturally gifted storyteller. A wonderful debut novel and a real weepy!' Lucinda Riley

'A captivating and deliciously romantic tale of life-lasting love that will tear your heart in two' Rachel Hore

'I fell completely in love with this novel. Letters to the Lost is extraordinary - vivid, compelling and beautifully told. It will stay with me for a long time' Miranda Dickinson

'A beautifully woven tale of love and loss that breaks your heart and rebuilds it. I couldn't put it down. It was big juicy read that reminded me of books that I loved in the past that wrapped you up, held you tight and didn't put you down until you were left devastated that the book had ended yet totally satisfied' Liz Fenwick

'A warm, compelling and beautifully crafted love story, Letters to the Lost is elegantly written and extremely well-researched, and the wonderfully satisfying ending made me sob' Susan Elliot Wright

'This novel is Romantic with a capital 'R', a story to lose yourself in. It sweeps you up into the lives of its characters and makes you hope that sometimes lost loves can be found' Kate Lord Brown

'Letters to the Lost is sweeping, wonderful and truly, truly romantic' Julie Cohen

'Letters to the Lost pulsates with life, offering a vibrant love story that transcends time and the heartbreak of war. Settle in somewhere comfortable; you are in for an enthralling read' Kate Alcott

'Letters to the Lost is a powerful debut, one of those rare books that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. A heart-wrenching, smile-through-the-tears story of love lost and re-found - you won't be able to put it down' Lauren Willig

'A true epic: in character, writing, emotion. You live their lives with them' Vanessa Lafaye, author of Summertime

'A moving period love story' Sunday Mirror

'A beautiful love story' Prima

'A touching story that swept me along to its end' Woman & Home

'Tender, heart-rending and utterly compelling' Good Housekeeping

'A beautiful story that gets under your skin' Sun

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"Sweeps you up into the lives of its characters and makes you hope that sometimes lost loves can be found." - Kate Lord Brown

"A wonderful, double-woven story of two women who must bear the unfair weight of past wounds and who yet tenaciously hold onto the resolve to never give up on love. Iona Grey's engaging prose is resonant and lyrical; a delicious and moving read from page one to the last." - Susan Meissner

"An epic story of love and loss that will break your heart." - Santa Montefiore

"A wonderful story." - Rosamunde Pilcher

"A beautiful, tender story from a naturally gifted storyteller. A wonderful debut!" - Lucinda Riley

"Letters to the Lost is a powerful debut, one of those rare books that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. It's a heart-wrenching, smile-through-the-tears story of love lost and refound - you won't be able to put it down!" - Lauren Willig


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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Letters to the Lost: A Novel
Author(s): Iona Grey
ISBN: 1-250-06677-8 / 978-1-250-06677-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Letters to the Lost
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April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Letters to the Lost (Unabridged Audiobook)
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Title: Letters to the Lost
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Letters to the Lost
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May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Letters to the Lost: A Novel
Author(s): Iona Grey
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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April 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Letters to the Lost
Author(s): Iona Grey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Letters to the Lost
Author(s): Iona Grey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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