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The Last Piece Of My Heart – Paige Toon (2017)


Bridget travels the world in search of her ex-boyfriends to reclaim the piece of her heart she left with them. These are the men she loved and she is looking for closure so she can focus on her relationship with her Australia-based boyfriend, Elliot. She writes about her experience on her blog which she hopes one day to turn into a book. In the meantime, her agent proposes that she ghostwrite the sequel of a bestselling novel left incomplete after the sudden death of the young author, Nicole Dupre. So Bridget finds herself spending two months in Cornwall researching for the book and trying to learn more about Nicole. As she goes through Nicole’s notes and diaries, Bridget spends more and more time with her still grieving husband Charlie and their baby daughter April.
I loved everything about this book. The story is moving, refreshing and beautifully written. The author perfectly balances emotions and humour and creates amazing characters in Bridget, Charlie and April. I fell in love with these three characters and I was completely glued to the page as Bridget and Charlie’s relationship develops. It’s one of these books that stay with you even after you've finished reading and I am really keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel. (NP)

Rating 9/10

The Last Piece of My Heart, by Paige Toon, is centred around Bridget, the travel writer from earlier novel The Longest Holiday. The synopsis says: "When life feels like a puzzle, sometimes it's the small pieces that make up the bigger picture... Join Bridget on a journey to put her world back together.
A successful travel journalist, Bridget has ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog about the missing pieces of her heart into a book. But after a spate of rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition...
Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel. Tasked with finishing the book, Bridget is thankful to have her foot in the publishing door, even if it means relocating to Cornwall for the summer and answering to Nicole's grieving husband, Charlie..." The Last Piece of My Heart is out in May 2017.

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