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The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside

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‘This is the book we all need right now: a story of kindness and hope. I absolutely loved it’

Anstey Harris, bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

She’s not lost. She’s just waiting to be found…

‘Completely beguiling – a messy, loveable cast of characters with Dawn at the centre, bringing the light. A truly lovely read’
Beth Morrey, Sunday Times bestselling author of Saving Missy

Dawn Elisabeth Brightside has been running from her past for twenty-two years and two months, precisely.

So when she is offered a bed in St Jude’s Hostel for the Homeless, it means so much more than just a roof over her head.
But with St Jude’s threatened with closure, Dawn worries that everything is about to crumble around her all over again.
Perhaps, with a little help from her new friends, she can find a way to save this light in the darkness?
And maybe, just maybe, Dawn will finally have a place to call home….

The utterly charming feel-good debut novel of 2020 to curl up with.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"The book equivalent of a glass half-full. It is love and light and brimming with a compassion that will inspire you to see the bright side. Not just within its pages, but within life." - Amy Beashel

"Jessica Ryn writes with such warmth and sensitivity, I felt my heart crack more than once. Dawn Brightside is the heroine we never knew we needed." - Roxie Cooper

"This the book we all need right now: a story of kindness and hope. I absolutely loved it." - Anstey Harris

"I fell instantly in love with Dawn Brightside. She made my heart soar and ache all at once, and I was immediately rooting for her. It takes a talent to make you love and care for a character, which is testament to Jessica Ryn’s writing – clever, funny and full of heart." - Lia Louis

"Charming, moving and joyous." - Alice Peterson

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