Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
Published by Avon Books
Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine.
Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his dad died.
One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper:
To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime?
So begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.
Our Stop is Laura Jane Williams' first foray into the fiction market following the successful publication of two non-fiction titles (both of which are very good by the way) and I think it is probably set to be THE beach read of the summer, and probably a film to boot - Reese Witherspoon are you listening?!
Nadia and Daniel both get the 7:30 train every morning without fail - well Daniel does, Nadia's dependability is sometimes hampered by events of the night before, but this time it's different, she's starting her new life, one where she will be glamorous and organised and healthy, oh and on time too! One morning when she has actually managed to catch the train, her best friend sends her a text showing her a message from the Missed Connection section in the daily paper. She's convinced it's been written about Nadia, but our heroine isn't convinced; I mean who on earth on her train would write to her?
Encouraged by her friends, Nadia responds and so begins our written romance - drawing with it it's own hashtag #ourstop as people in the online community follow the back and forth dialogue of two strangers on the same train. As you may imagine, the path of true love never did run smooth and there are lots of near misses and close encounters as the book progresses. Will Daniel and Nadia ever get it together?
Well reader, I can't possibly divulge that information online, you are going to have to get yourself a copy and find out for yourself (and if you have a kindle, you can get it now ahead of its paperback release date currently for only 99p). What I will say is that Laura Jane has written a fantastic novel, I couldn't stop reading it and loved both Nadia and Daniel and the journey that they embark on through these pages. Seriously - big screen here they come!
Miss Chapters x