Twice in a Lifetime
Wrong number texts aren’t anything to write home about—unless one comes in from the husband you don’t have. Isla Abbott was minding her own business, hiding away from her problems and badly managing crippling anxiety when a text comes in from a man claiming to be her husband.
Except Ewan Park has indisputable proof that he’s the husband she doesn’t have…yet. Somehow, Isla’s new home is connecting her to a grieving man in the future, because he doesn’t have a wife anymore, either. In five years, Isla will be dead. Ewan believes he knows how to save her...except the remedy may prevent them from ever meeting.
When their connection is severed, it’s up to Isla to take the reins of her life, find the man who irrevocably changed it, and rewrite their story. She must learn how to open herself up to all the kinds of love the world has to offer, or she risks repeating the same mistakes that take her from the man she loves and what could have been.
Publisher: Alcove Press
Publication Date: December 6, 2022
“Poignant and engrossing, Twice in a Lifetime is a hopeful story of perseverance and the power of love. I couldn't wait to see how it ended.”
—Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know.
“I adored this clever and touching novel about grief, hope, and the choices we make in the name of love. Funny, fresh, and at times heartbreaking, it kept me guessing right up to the final pages. By turns devastating and joyful—much like love—this is a truly special book.”
—Holly Miller, bestselling author of The Sight of You
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Melissa Baron is an author represented by Devon Halliday. She is a technical writer with a B.A. in English and a graduate certification in book publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute. She started writing novels at 14, and grew up on a steady diet of horror, science fiction, romance, and characters who gave her the courage she lacked. She is a contributor to Book Riot and a book staffer at the annual Heartland Fall Forum. She lives in Chicago with her partner and their two cats, Denali and Mango. TWICE IN A LIFETIME is her first novel.
Tags: Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance, Disability/ND (anxiety rep)