“Oh my heart. This was just perfect. Completely and utterly perfect. I am healed. I am whole. You might be expecting fluff from Dear Emmie Blue, but you'd be wrong. This is a story that bucks the tropes you love to hate and embraces those you love to love. A perfect palate cleanser with #MeToo background that was undeniably rich and meaningful - a testament for survivors everywhere that shows how difficult it can be, but how worthwhile when you just keep going.”
Britt, Second Star to the Right
“Lovely to find a book that is both predictable and yet entirely satisfying. A feel good book about love and life, how our beliefs shape us, and sometimes how they obscure what's been right in front of us all along.”
Tina, Leaves Book and Tea Shop
In this charming and poignant novel that “oozes charm and wit and speaks beautifully about friendship and love, and the differences between the two” (Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You to Know), teenager Emmie Blue releases a balloon with her email address and a big secret into the sky, only to fall head-over-heels for the boy who finds it. But fourteen years later, everything Emmie has planned is up in the air.
At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached address, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens.
Now, fourteen years later, Emmie is hiding the fact that she’s desperately in love with Lucas. She has pinned all her hopes on him and waits patiently for him to finally admit that she’s the one for him. So dedicated to her love for Lucas, Emmie has all but neglected her life outside of this relationship—she’s given up the search for her absentee father, no longer tries to build bridges with her distant mother, and lives as a lodger to an old lady she barely knows after being laid off. And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it?
Filled with heart and humor, Dear Emmie Blue “beautifully captures the heartache and frustrations of carrying our teenaged selves with us wherever we go” (Anstey Harris, author of Goodbye Paris) that is perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Evvie Drake Starts Over.