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I Give It A Year

I Give It A Year

Her husband’s moved out – and her dad’s moved in…

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Iris has just found out that her husband, Adam, is cheating on her. Furious, she kicks him out, and enlists her Dad to move in and help with the children whilst she tries to mend her broken heart.

But her Dad soon starts to display signs of Alzheimer’s, and Iris realises that if she loses her partner, she’ll be managing an awful lot on her own. Soon, she realises that Adam wasn’t the only one taking their marriage for granted, and for the sake of the children she decides to give him one more chance.

But is it braver to stay than to run? And can anyone fall in love with the same person twice?

Praise for Helen Whitaker:
‘Funny and frank’ DAWN O’PORTER
‘Hilarious’ EMMA GANNON
‘Packed with humour’ WOMAN AND HOME
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance / Adult & Contemporary Romance

On Sale: 7th January 2021

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781409195481


I GIVE IT A YEAR is an emotionally smart and thought provoking novel about what happens after the boy meets girl and falls in love. Helen Whitaker writes with searing honesty and empathy about the messiness and complexity of relationships.
Clare Pooley, author of THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT
I was moved to tears by Helen's words - she has such a way of exploring humanness: our flaws, our hopes, and our fallibilities. I Give It a Year is so well-observed, with a kind eye and an open heart. It's wonderful.
Laura Jane Williams, author of THE LOVE SQUARE
Searingly honest and deeply heartfelt, I Give It a Year is a keenly observed tale of love gone wrong and the things we do to try and make it right again. Whitaker deftly mines the complexity of long-term relationships, exposing both their fragility but ultimately leaving the reader with a real sense of hope. A triumph!
Mike Gayle
Wise and warm and full of 'aha!' Moments - I read it in one sitting (& hold Helen entirely responsible for subsequent sleep deprivation!)
Helen Russell, author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY