It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past. Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.
Another day of searching through the pages of this blog, trying to find a book I have neglected that I really need to give another opportunity to be a favorite.
I found Miss You, by Kate Eberlin, purchased in April 2017.
I knew immediately why it was still unread: 453 pages. Not that I don’t read books with more than 300 pages, but if I don’t have a history with the author, I might push it aside for a bit.
Well, a bit has turned into more than three years! Enough already.
The description was one that drew me in, so let’s take another look at it:
“TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.” Tess can’t get the motto from her mother’s kitchen knickknack out of her head, even though she’s in Florence on an idyllic vacation before starting university in London.
Gus is also visiting Florence, on a holiday with his parents seven months after tragedy shattered their lives. Headed to medical school in London, he’s trying to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover who he really is.
A chance meeting brings these eighteen-year-olds together for a brief moment—the first of many times their paths will crisscross as time passes and their lives diverge from those they’d envisioned. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices. Separated by distance and circumstance, the possibility of these two connecting once more seems slight.
But while fate can separate two people, it can also bring them back together again.
So…up it goes on the list. Let’s hope I find my bliss in these pages. What unread book did you find this week?