"An irresistible tale of love and second chances."—People
“This moving story is a perfect understanding of the sacrifices we make for love and for our dreams.”—Real Simple
“Your new tearjerker has arrived: Fans of Me Before You and One Day will love/weep over this elegant novel.”—New York Post
“This read is One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”—The Skimm
“Have your tissues ready...This book will sink its hooks into your heart on page one, and leave you scarred long after you're done.”—Bustle
“Enchanted and compelled me.”—Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa
“A wonderful and heartbreaking book....The kind of heartbreak that’s in The Way We Were, that you really love to cry over.”—NBC New York's Weekend Today
“Heart-wrenching yet beautiful.”—US Weekly
“A beautiful and devastating story that will captivate readers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Comparisons will be made to David Nicholls’ One Day, but there is something more romantic here—yet also more grounded—that will draw readers in.”—Booklist
“Gorgeously written and absolutely unforgettable, Santopolo’s novel has a beating heart all its own.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You
“Santopolo vividly illuminates how our personal lives and loves are changed by the common—and uncommon—events of our troubled world.”—Nancy Thayer, author of The Island House
“The perfect beach read: an engrossing, romantic, and surprisingly sexy story about the power of first love.”—Domino
“Santopolo nailed the thrill and devastation that love can cause...This book made me feel everything!”—Renée Carlino, author of Before We Were Strangers
“Evocative, raw and at times breathlessly heartbreaking...Santopolo leaves us wondering about serendipity and the existence of that one, true love.”—Karma Brown, author of Come Away with Me
“A beautiful, moving meditation on the choices we make in pursuit of love and a meaningful life, and the consequences that shape our futures.”—Bethany Chase, author of The One That Got Away
“Filled with light and hope, this is the romance we're all looking for.”—Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August
“I predict a global tissue shortage.”—Sarah Morgan, author of Miracle on 5th Avenue
“A remarkable love story that enthralled me, surprised me, and ultimately, moved me.”—Thomas Christopher Greene, author of If I Forget You
“Gracefully and tragically charts the course not only of a genuine and deep love, but also that of our country and of our collective identities. It is memorable and haunting, because it is authentic and so close to home.”—Nick Schifrin, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent, NPR Correspondent
*Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club pick!*
Shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book ‘Prima Page-Turners’ Award 2018
‘A one-sitting kind of book. Fans of One Day by David Nicholls will love this.’ Stylist Magazine
Two people. One choice. What if?
Every love story has a beginning…
Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives – and the world – forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time.
Over the next thirteen years they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It’s a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness – and above all, love.
And as Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance.
…what if this is how their story ends?
Me Before You meets One Day in this passionate debut novel, The Light We Lost, an epic love story about the heartrending decision that one woman must make…
Now translated into 28 languages.