One Step Closer to You
A heartbreaking pageturner that you won't stop thinking about
By Alice Peterson
A gripping emotional drama that you will read in one sitting, for fans of Jill Childs, Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Kerry Fisher
Everything Polly does, she does for her son Louis. Leaving her abusive partner, struggling to overcome alcoholism: she will do whatever it takes to keep Louis safe and happy.
Then Polly meets Ben. After years of heartache, could Ben give Polly the happiness she thought she'd never find again? Ben himself is struggling with acting as guardian to his orphaned niece Emily, and he and Polly bond over trying to be good parents.
Just as Polly thinks her life may be turning around, the unthinkable happens. When her new life balances on a knife edge, will she be able to stay strong for Louis one more time?
A tearjerking pageturner that will stay with you for ever, One Step Closer to You is perfect for fan of Jill Childs, Jodi Picoult and Lisa Wingate.
What readers are saying:
'An amazing story about addiction, love, family and the strength and courage of one woman, with twists and turns. I can honestly not recommend this book enough so please if you're looking, get this one it won't disappoint. I finished a couple of days ago and still am thinking about Polly, it gets you that way, truly amazing and inspiring' Emma
'Gripping, emotional, uplifting and inspirational' Jill
'Full of hope, sensitivity, bags of emotion (hankys at the ready...) and touching humility ... a fair degree of mystery and tension too' Sarah-Jane
'Would recommend to anyone who loved Jojo Moyes' S. O'Hare
'As the story progressed I couldn't put the book down; I felt as though I really needed to get answers and find out how the novel ended. And I was not at all disappointed' Ismay2012
Alice Peterson's first book, A Will to Win - now republished as Another Alice - is her personal story of her tennis days (she was one of the top 10 juniors in the country), followed by her fight to beat Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since then she has written six novels, including Monday to Friday Man, the dog walking romantic comedy that knocked Fifty Shades of Grey off the top of the eBook chart. She lives in west London with her Lucas Terrier, Mr Darcy.
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25 Sep 2014
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'A moving, sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of the nature of addiction and its impact on family life. It's also an uplifting love story with a vulnerable heroine who has looked for love in all the wrong places in the past and has to face up to her worst fears when the real thing comes along' Alison Mercer. — Alison Mercer
'Alice Peterson at her best. Polly's story made me smile and made me cry ... Together with a cast of beautifully drawn characters, Polly's journey will keep you guessing and make you root for her with all your heart. A book that won't fade easily from your memory. More, please, Alice?' Daniela Sacerdoti, author of Take Me Home. — Daniela Sacerdoti
'Warm, and refreshingly honest. I couldn't recommend it more' Girlswholove2read. — Girlswholove2read
'Compelling from the very start, this book was almost impossible to put down' Handwrittengirl. — Handwrittengirl
'Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I almost missed my train stop, I was so engrossed ... I couldn't put it down. What a beautiful, uplifting, unconventional love story' Paige Toon. — Paige Toon
'A very inspiring read that is heart wrenching at times and yet uplifting and sometimes humorous too. This is a beautiful read and I absolutely loved it' Rea book review. — Rea book review
'I can only think of two other books I've ever read that struck me like this one. It was a fantastic, unforgettable read' Reviewedthebook. — Reviewedthebook
'A poignant book about addiction, romance and non-traditional families, but most of all it's an inspirational story' Woman's Way. — Woman's Way