For fans of 500 Days of Summer, Notting Hill and New Girl, This is a Love Story is a very exciting first novel from Jessica Thompson.
This is a love story.
Boy meets girl and girl falls for boy – that much is true.
But when Sienna meets Nick it’s not the way it happens in love stories. It’s because of a squirrel on water skis…
She sees Nick’s dangerous brown eyes and thinks,
Who will be there to catch Sienna when she falls? She is so fragile. She has so many secrets, and he is not that serious.
Funny and sad, this is the story of two people destined never to come together in the great love affair they crave more than anything else.
‘Thompson’s first novel is a triumph… What I really enjoyed was the way Thompson conveys the whole world of young, single London, the clothes, the music, the furnishings and the central, abiding love of the great city itself, full of excitement and potential. Infectious.’
(Daily Mail )
‘Reminiscent of One Day, this moving, quirky love story is sob-inducingly romantic.’ 4*
‘It is very One Day-esque. Endearing dual narrative and a lovely flow… highly recommended.’
(the Bookseller )
‘WOW! What an adorable and emotional story and an incredibly debut novel from Jessica Thompson who is surely an author to look out for… Jessica writes from the heart, and the characters were perfectly formed. So hard to believe that this delightfully compelling book that had me spellbound from the very start, wasn’t penned by an author who’d been writing for years. I’m sure that given the reading enjoyment that this book gave me, Jessica Thompson will be a well-established author that we’ll be seeing for many years to come.’
(Kim the bookworm blog )
‘This is simply one of the best books I have read in a long time. It is a true little gem. Jessica Thompson manages to describe the characters so well they feel so real, [it] pulled at my heart strings.’
(Book reviews by Rea (blog) )
I loved everything about this book. This is a stunning debut, one which will really pull at your heart-strings, and leave you wanting more. Brilliant.’
(Chicklitchloe (blog) )
‘If you likes One Day this will be right up your street. A really sweet and heart-wrenching read.’
(U magazine (Ireland) )
‘Jessica Thompson has a sparkling, energetic writing style that make THIS IS A LOVE STORY bubble with humour and hum with love from start to finish.’
‘From the start I fell in love with this book. A lovely, warm-hearted read, that had you smiling from start to finish. A book that I looked forward to reading from the day it arrived at my door and made me a little bit sad when I came to the last page. A beautiful debut from new-comer Jessica Thompson, This is a Love Story is a must for everyone who believes in love.’
‘I found this book so brilliant and moving… fantastic… I totally loved it, it has made me giggle and it has made me cry. It’s a must read and one of my favourite books this year. Jessica Thompson has set the bar high for her debut novel.’
(PageBookshelf blog )
‘This book was so beautiful. I cannot believe this is Jessica Thompson’s first novel! It was beautifully written and a wonderful story.’