“Brilliantly constructed, with wonderful characters you’ll be cheering on, this romantic story is full of poignant moments, has a huge heart and a massive feel-good factor. Engrossing and entertaining.” (Sunday Mirror)
“Debut novelist Eberlen develops two wonderfully distinct storylines, but her characters are carefully connected by proximity and circumstance. . . . Eberlen’s characters are so real and deserving of love-thankfully it’s safe to root for them both, and root for them you will.” (Kirkus )
“Eberlen...excels in creating realistic characters whom readers will adore-including Tess’ unusual sister, Hope; Tess’ sassy best friend, Dolly; and Gus’ impulsive college pal, Nash. Eberlen also shines at keeping the story moving through 16 years of friendship, purpose, and love. Swoon-worthy.” (Booklist (starred review))
“Eberlen’s marvelous debut novel captivates and immerses.... This worthy, wonderful, and witty read is a must-have for all romantics who believe in hope.” (Library Journal)
“Miss You is one of those lovely, comfy duvets of a book that pulls you in and wraps itself around you. A beautifully simple idea, and a simply beautiful book.” (Simon Toyne, bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy)
“Miss You is utterly charming, engaging, moving, a story which is both wonderfully romantic yet also true to life. The perfect summer read.” (Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth)
“Two lives are unknowingly interwoven in this tantalizing, perfectly-pitched journey through a crater-filled emotional landscape. MISS YOU is charming, comforting, acutely honest and belongs on the same shelf as ONE DAY.” (Mark Ellen, author of ROCK STARS STOLE MY LIFE!)
“If David Nicholl’s novel One Day and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset films were to meet, have a brief, thrilling affair and end up producing an unexpected love child, it would be Kate Eberlen’s Miss You. A warm and funny romance that will divert and delight you in equal measure.” (Leah McLaren, bestselling author of The Continuity Girl)
“This delightful novel is a page-turner, and its suspense comes not only from how and when the lovers will find each other, but whether or not they will manage to grow into the people they are meant to be by the time they do.” (Kate Hilton, author of The Hole in the Middle)
From the Back Cover
A wryly romantic and moving debut novel with echoes of One Day that asks: What if “The One” just walked right by you and you didn’t even know it?
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Tess can’t get the motto from her mother’s kitchen knick-knack out of her head, even though she’s in Florence on an idyllic vacation before starting university in London.
Gus is also visiting Florence, on a holiday with his parents seven months after tragedy shattered their lives. Headed to medical school in London, he’s trying to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover who he really is.
A chance meeting brings these eighteen-year-olds together for a brief moment—the first of many times their paths will cross as their lives diverge from those they’d envisioned. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices. Separated as they are by distance and circumstance, the possibility of these two connecting once more seems slight.
But while fate can separate two people, it can also bring them back together again. . . .