19.11.19

BOOK REVIEW: The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson

Their love story started with goodbye…‘We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be…’Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months time if they still want to be together.
But is life ever as simple as that?
This is a story of what-if’s and maybes- and how one decision can change your life forever…

Publisher: HQ
Pages: 392

I am a big fan of Miranda Dickinson and her latest book, The Day We Meet Again does not disappoint. Phoebe and Sam have a chance encounter at St Pancras station, Phoebe is about to go off for a year to tour Europe and Sam is heading home to Mull in search of answers about his father who walked out in his childhood. The connection between them is instant and cannot be ignored, they have very little time together but agree to meet up in a years time at the same spot they met. If it is meant to be then they will both be there. We then follow them both on their separate journeys and are privy to their messages, emails and phone-calls. On the one hand they are so sure of their feelings for each other but on the other hand there are niggling doubts, is it crazy to think they can be together after just one short encounter?
The Day We Meet Again is romantic, captivating and a joy to read. I loved how we visited so many locations within the book, Mull, Edinburgh, Paris, Puglia, Cornwall to name but a few, Miranda really gives you a good feel of them with her wonderful descriptions and you feel like you are going along for the journey.
Sam and Phoebe are both extremely likeable characters, they both make mistakes within the story but I was willing for them to be together by the end of the book. Dickinson makes the idea of love at first sight entirely believable, the way Sam and Phoebe interact with each other and the feelings they divulge make their connection realistic and as a reader you can envisage them having a future together.
I enjoyed the back story of Sam looking for his father, it shows how our past can often hold back our future. Sam knows he has to deal with this issue before he can move forward, he wants to be with Phoebe but he can’t give himself completely until he has resolved this issue. 
I can highly recommend The Day We Meet Again, it is a great book to lose yourself in for a few hours. 

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