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Publisher's Summary

“A delightful story about how the things we imagine to be best for us usually aren’t. The reason you will love Dear Emmie Blue is because you’ve probably *lived* Dear Emmie Blue, in some small part of your own journey to adulthood.” (Jodi Picoult, number one New York Times best-selling author)

In this charming and poignant novel, 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; now, 14 years later, the one thing Emmie has been counting on is gone for good, and everything she planned is up in the air.

At 16, 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 addressed, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens.

Now, 14 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 from her job. 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?

Emmie Blue is about to learn everything she thinks she knows about life (and love) is just that: what she thinks she knows. Is there such thing as meant to be? Or is it true when they say that life is what happens when you are busy making other plans? A story filled with heart and humor, Dear Emmie Blue is perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Evvie Drake Starts Over.

©2020 Lia Louis. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

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It was so good!

Finally, an exciting love story with a twist. Love that it wasn't overly steamy, but rather just a good story.

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Just the best!

I loved everything about this book! Fun, funny, poignant, authentic, unpredictable, rich with vivid characters. Emmie is a great everyday hero. Don’t wait, listen without delay.

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I loved everything about this book.

Characters were very relatable, charming and well written. I didn't want to stop listening. Sad it's over.

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  • LB
  • 2020-10-20

Sweet and profound story.

In comparison to our North American counterparts, I am consistently impressed with the storylines and characters of contemporary UK romance authors. There is always a lot of substance to the characters and their respective histories. I loved this book. It kept me engaged until the last page. So sweet.

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  • ladymusic
  • 2020-07-29

A sweet story

I enjoyed it. I remember my pen-pal and how enriching they were to ny life. I don't think people do that anymore, but it was nice to imagine it with a romantic twist.

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  • sbf516
  • 2020-09-19

Fantastic!

I loved this novel! The narrator is one of the best I have ever heard. Definitely recommend!

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  • Trosado
  • 2020-08-11

5 Stars!!!

Loved the writing, loved the story, and loved the perfect ending. This book had a lot of "feels," but there was a heavy melancholy undertone for a large portion of the story that demanded a happy ending. Thankfully there was also a lot of witty banter and amazing friendships that helped lift the story out of it's somber moments. For readers who enjoy women's fiction with wit, strong friendships, and romance, Dear Emmie Blue is a stellar choice. The audio was absolutely fabulous! Katy Sobey is a narrator I'll be seeking out in the future.