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The Day Shelley Woodhouse Woke Up

A novel by


BRAND NEW from NUMBER ONE bestselling author Laura Pearson

Praise for Laura Pearson:

‘Tender and beautiful… As hopeful as it is heart-breaking… I loved it.’ Amy Beashel

‘This beautifully written story of friendship, love, loss and second chances captured my heart. I adored Mabel and her unlikely gang of colourful characters… Leaves you feeling warm, hopeful, and satisfied.’ Lisa Timoney

‘Mabel Beaumont is an absolute treasure… Laura Pearson cleverly, gently, peels back the layers of Mabel’s and her friends’ lives in a way that hurts, then soothes, your heart… An uplifting, life-affirming joy of a novel!’ Emma Robinson

‘I’ve been inundated with books in the uplit genre but this is by far the best I’ve read… moving, life-affirming and utterly wonderful.’ Matt Cain

‘I absolutely loved this book… I adore an older protagonist… who is feisty and not afraid to speak her mind. The story is like a warm hug – but it had spark and wit and humour too. I was bereft when I finished it (far too) late last night!’ Clare Swatman

‘Wow. Seriously. Just beautiful. So many wonderful elements… So many memorable characters… Beautiful and utterly affecting.’ Louise Beech

‘Charming, warm and moving… A beautifully written story about love and longing, and a poignant reminder that it’s never too late to follow your heart.’ Holly Miller

‘I adored it… A heartbreakingly beautiful story about love in all its different forms. (And she made me cry again, of course). Bravo.’ Nikki Smith

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"This is the kind of story that draws you in and will not let you go... Heartbreaking, heartwarming and absolutely stupendous. I loved it!" - Celia Anderson

"Pearson's characters may not be safe, but her readers always are. You know you're in good hands when you pick up a book by Laura. In Shelley Woodhouse, we meet another strong and complex woman, who, in her search for the truth about her forgotten recent past, discovers not just facts but love and hope... Another beautiful story with humanity at its heart." - Amy Beashel

"Get your box of tissues ready when you read this book. Laura Pearson has written another beautiful story with a great emotional punch, and I loved every minute of it. A tough, eye-opening and important story told with compassion and sensitivity and characters who came alive on the page.An absolute must read." - Louise Fein

"Heartbreaking but brimming with hope. This wonderfully original and deftly crafted story hooked me from the first page. Shelley's story will stay with me for a long time." - Nicola Gill

"Uplifting... The Day Shelley Woodhouse Woke Up handles a serious topic with empathy and grace." - Alison Stockham

"I absolutely adored The Day Shelley Woodhouse Woke Up. I loved the dual timeline, it kept me guessing throughout, and I loved the cast of characters around Shelley - the friends and family who helped her find herself and her lost memories again. It dealt with some sensitive issues with care, and I was completely lost in Shelley's world, desperate for her to rediscover her truth." - Clare Swatman

"Intriguing, moving and full of compassion... Will stay with me for a long time to come. In Shelley, Pearson has created a character who represents abused women as so much more than the victims of their abuser. Shelley is funny and brave, she's a friend, a business owner, a daughter, a partner. Her strength shines through from the very first page... Part mystery, part emotional drama and entirely engrossing, I highly recommend you read this book." - Lisa Timoney

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