Alice has a passion for singing and songwriting and desperately wants to get her music out into the world. She also has cystic fibrosis – a chronic genetic disorder which affects her lungs - so knows she may not have long to make her dreams come true.
This novel, based on a true story, totally captivated me – it was the perfect way to spend one rainy weekend. There is the beautiful romance between Alice and the guy who spotted her through an art gallery window, Tom. The caring and supportive relationships between Alice, her parents, her brother and her close friends. The eye-opening portrayal of what daily life is like for someone with CF. And it is also a fitting tribute to a courageous young artist who sought to get her music heard and make every second count. It all adds up to one incredibly moving and inspiring story, read it now – don’t wait for tomorrow.
A Song for Tomorrow, by Alice Peterson, is about a woman who strives to follow her dreams. The synopsis says: "Tom fell in love with Alice the moment he saw her. He realises that being with her will not be easy, but she is a force of nature, a burst of sunlight in his otherwise ordinary world.
Some people might look at Alice and think she has everything, but Alice knows she is not like other women. Her life is complicated, unpredictable, difficult. Alice does not like pity. All she wants to do, has ever wanted to do, is sing. Alice has been told not to follow her dreams. So has Tom. But when fate has already dealt a tough hand, it's time to stop listening to everyone else and only follow their hearts." A Song for Tomorrow is out in February 2017.