Miss You

Tess and Gus are meant to be. They just don't know it yet. And perhaps they never will...

'Today is the first day of the rest of your life' is the motto on a plate in the kitchen at home, and Tess can't get it out of her head, even though she's in Florence for a final, idyllic holiday before university. Her life is about to change forever – but not in the way she expects.

Gus and his parents are also on holiday in Florence. Their lives have already changed suddenly and dramatically. Gus tries to be a dutiful son, but longs to escape and discover what sort of person he is going to be.

For one day, the paths of an eighteen-year-old girl and boy criss-cross before they each return to England.

Over the course of the next sixteen years, life and love will offer them very different challenges. Separated by distance and chance, there's no way the two of them are ever going to meet each other properly... or is there?

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About the author

Kate Eberlen grew up in a small town thirty miles from London. She studied Classics at Oxford University before pursuing various jobs in publishing and the arts.

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Why We Like It

  • Heart-rending, uplifting and beautifully written, this is the perfect winter-warmer
  • Kate Eberlen will be reading along and answering your questions
  • Set across the nineties and noughties, this one is sure to make you nostalgic


"I fell head over heels for Miss You; it's a show-stopper of a book and a delight to have Kate on the site." – Anna Jean, Founder and Publisher at The Pigeonhole


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'If ever a couple was "meant to be" it's Tess and Gus. This is such a witty, poignant and uplifting story of two lives criss-crossing over the years, with near-miss after near-miss . . . I couldn't put it down' – Sophie Kinsella

Kate Eberlen grew up in a small town thirty miles from London and spent her childhood reading books and longing to escape. After studying Classics at Oxford University, she had lots of different jobs before training to teach English as a Foreign Language with a view to spending more time in Italy, a country she loves. Kate is married and has one son.

Visit her website at www.kateeberlen.com

'I adored this book: wildly romantic, heart-achingly sad, warmly funny and really clever. Deserves to do just as brilliantly as [One Day]' – Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

'A fabulous piece of storytelling – fresh, sweet and funny and extremely wise on grief and its endless ripples.' – Cathy Rentzenbrink

'Lots of books get compared to One Day and Me Before You but few pass muster. Miss You by Kate Eberlin certainly does and I'd highly recommend you make it your summer read of choice. I promise you'll be sobbing . . . and will feel all the better for it.' – Stylist Magazine

'Brilliantly constructed, with wonderful characters you'll be cheering on, this romantic story is full of poignant moments, has huge heart and massive feel-good factor. Engrossing and entertaining.' – Sunday Mirror

'Funny, poignant and really rather lovely . . . ' – Guardian

'In the vein of The Versions of Us and One Day . . . Funny, sad and full of humanity.' – Red Magazine

'Both wonderfully romantic yet also true to life.' – Kate Mosse

'An unashamedly romantic novel, but one that also deals with the ongoing and deep-seated effects of grief. Both intricate and engrossing, its real pleasure lies in Eberlen's assured writing with its level of detail and rich characterisation.' –Daily Express

'I loved it.' – Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

'Hugely enjoyable . . . Thoroughly deserving comparison with David Nicholls' wonderful One Day (and I don't say that lightly), this is commercial fiction of the very highest order.' – Bookseller


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