We all have a song in us …

‘The Songs of Us’ by Emma Cooper is a novel I simply cannot wait to read. I love the cover and I’ve seen this book discussed now in literary circles for a few weeks.  As I prefer to roll around the bed holding a paperback, I am duly waiting until the end of the summer this year to read it, but I know its been available for pre-publishing reviews on net gallery.

Blurb:   If Melody hadn’t run out of de-icer that day, she would never have slipped and banged her head. She wouldn’t be left with a condition that makes her sing when she’s nervous. And she definitely wouldn’t have belted out the Arctic Monkeys’ ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ in assembly at her son’s school.

If Dev hadn’t taken the kids to the zoo that day, then the accident wouldn’t have happened. He wouldn’t have left Flynn and Rose without a dad. Or shattered the love of his life’s heart.

But if they hadn’t seen the missing person report that day, they might never have taken the trip to Cornwall. And, in the last place they expected, discovered what it really means to be ‘Us’.


I feel very privileged to my tiny claim to fame insofar that Emma Cooper and I are members of the same amazing online reading group on Facebook, #fitioncafebookclub.

For an amazing recent review by another mutual member of that same group, check out ALittleBookProblem‘s sizzling review now.   I knew it was going to be GOOD, but after reading this, my skin is literally itching for the weeks to pass!

Roll on summer – actually, have you seen the forecasted temperatures due towards the middle to end of next week here in the UK?!

Song – Daily Word Prompt