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The Imperfect Art of Caring

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One small act can make a big differenceOne small act can make a big differenceViolet Strong is strong by name but not by nature, or so she thinks. She listens but never talks about herself. She’s friendly but doesn’t have many real friends. She’s become good at keeping people at a distance ever since she left home at eighteen and never looked back.But when Violet is forced to return home to care for her estranged mother, Glenys, she quickly finds out that life as a carer isn’t easy. Feeling overwhelmed, she’s forced to turn to the other local carers, including childhood friend, Adam, for help.Although returning home still feels like a mistake, maybe it will help Violet right some wrongs. After all, she can’t keep running from her past forever, and in learning to look after others, perhaps Violet can start to finally love herself…Your favourite authors LOVE Jessica Ryn’s heartwarming novels:‘Well-written and entertaining’ Katie Fforde, A Springtime Affair‘Full of hope, love and kindness’ Kirsty Capes, Careless‘Warm-hearted, moving and funny’ Frances Quinn, The Smallest Man‘Had my heart from the first page’ Stephanie Butland, Lost For Words‘Made me laugh and ugly-cry in the best possible way’ Freya Sampson, The Last Library–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Readers love Jessica Ryn’s heartwarming and uplifting books:‘Perfect escapism’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The characters are so believable’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I was hooked from the first page’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Uplifting and joyous’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This is a hug in book form that will give you all the feels’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This story will melt your heart’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A story of warmth, kindness and forgiveness’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A truly heartwarming read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Praise for Jessica Ryn‘This will uplift your soul’ Heat‘Full of emotion’ Woman’s Own‘A poignant reminder about the importance of connection and community, written with such heart’ Nicola Gill, The Neighbours‘Completely beguiling – a messy, loveable cast of characters with Dawn at the centre bringing the light’ Beth Morrey, Saving Missy‘Oozing warmth and compassion, it will make your heart melt’ Closer‘The book totally swept me away. A warm, heart-felt story with a cast of unforgettable characters’ Olivia Beirne, House Swap‘Charming, moving and joyous’Alice Peterson,If You Were Here‘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,The Day We Met‘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. Clever, funny and full of heart’Lia Louis,Somewhere Close to Happy‘Utterly charming, uplifting and full of warmth. Dawn Brightside has found a very special place in my heart’ Katy Colins,The Best is Yet to Come‘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 Beashal, The Sky is Mine‘Beguiling and captivating. The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside tackles homelessness, drug addiction, mental illness and the vulnerability that goes with it with warmth, humour and most of all, courage’ Sunday PostThe uplifting and feel-good novel of 2022 about community and friendship to escape with this springJessica Ryn is a former midwife and homeless resettlement worker. She has recently completed her MA in Creative Writing at CCCU, and her stories have been shortlisted for the Kimberly Chambers’ Kickstarter Award, Wordsmag and the Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing. When she’s not scribbling away, Jessica can be found meandering through the woods, reading stories that pull on the feel-strings and eating yoghurt-covered skittles. Jessica lives in Dover with her husband, two children and their high-spirited springer spaniel. The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside was her debut novel.The uplifting and feel-good novel of 2022 about community and friendship to escape with this spring• Jess’s debut The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside resonated with readers for its message of kindness and giving a little hope.• Jess’s second novel is quirky and hopeful commercial bookclub fiction that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and leave a tear in your eye• Themes of caring, community and friendship feel timelier than ever after events of 2020 and this new book firmly positions Jess as THE writer of ‘social-lit’ – uplifting fiction shining a spotlight on important social issues• Perfect for fans of Anstey Harris, Lia Louis and Beth Morrey• Jess is a qualified midwife, worked for many years in the homelessness sector, supporting people with mental health and substance misuse issues, as well as being a carer herself so brings real authenticity and heartCompetition: all the lonely people;authenticity project;half the world away;eleanor oliphant;something to live for;24hour cafe;lido;truths and triumphs of grace atherton;where we belong;norman foreman;keeper of stories. Mike Gayle;Clare Pooley;Beth Morrey;Sally Page;Anstey Harris;Libby Page;Cathy Bramley
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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