"With the same self-effacing prose found in her debut, Gillies describes her journey from the pain of lost love to the land of the living with humor and compassion ... Readers who enjoyed the author's earlier memoir--and books like it--will find her saga engrossing and heartfelt ... Readers will cheer along with the author, whose heart overflows in the conclusion of this enduring story of life after love." (Kirkus Reviews
"Isabel Gillies gives us a story of unexpected romance, unfolding the story of her journey from divorce heartbreak and single motherhood to new love and family with genuine intimacy and humor." (Julie Metz, author of the New York Times bestseller
"So charmed, so enamored was I by this tale of love lost and found that I would have sat down to lavish it with praise the minute I put the book down, but I was weeping too hard. We all want to believe in second chances, in broken hearts mended, and at its core, this is a book about that kind of hope. Brava." (Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War and Hell Is Other Parents: And Other Tales of Maternal Combustion
About the Author
Isabel Gillies is the author of Happens Every Day: An All-Too True Story
. She graduated from New York University with a BFA in film and is also known for her television role as Detective Stabler's wife on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan
. She lives in Manhattan with her second husband, her two sons, and her stepdaughter.