The Moment I Met You is a beautifully written story with vivid imagery and I found it riveting right from the start. I couldn't put it down because I wanted so badly to find out what happens to Elena that I was completely absorbed; this is a book I have continued to think about even once I finished it. Elena's story is an emotional one full of love, sacrifice, and an exploration of what it means to be faithful and courageous. If you are looking for a book with complex, compelling characters that will make you laugh, cry, and really think about how the choices we make affect our own lives as well as those around us, this book is for you.
This is one of the best books that I've read in a while! It was much heavier than I thought it would be (I thought it was going to be more light-hearted) but I appreciated how thought-provoking and emotional it actually was.
— Mica, Snail Readers Circle
An unmissable novel of love, disaster, heartbreak, and unexpected happy endings, by the bestselling British author of Maybe One Day.
“When I was twenty-six years old my world was literally turned upside down and inside out, like a coat pocket being excavated for loose change. It was terrible, and frightening, and it taught me a lot of things I never wanted to know.”
Elena Godwin has scrimped and saved for a relaxing dream holiday in Mexico with her handsome but laddish boyfriend Harry. Life has felt a bit less exciting than she’d imagined her twenties would be, and she's hoping the trip will add some sizzle. But on a gorgeous summer evening an earthquake strikes—shattering their peaceful vacation. The trauma changes Elena’s life forever.
Ten years later, Elena still can't forget the face of the stranger she met that night—the man who may have saved her life. When they’re suddenly and unexpectedly thrown back together again, Elena starts to uncover the truth around that fateful night, and question whether she should have lived her life differently in the years afterwards.
What if it’s not too late?
About the Author
Debbie Johnson is an award-winning author who lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework.
She writes feel-good emotional women's fiction, and has sold more than 1,000,000 books worldwide. She is published globally in nine different languages, and has had two books optioned for film and TV.
Her books include the best-selling Comfort Food Cafe series,The A-Z of Everything, and the upcoming Maybe One Day.
She is also the author of supernatural crime thriller, Fear No Evil, and urban fantasies Dark Vision and Dark Touch.
“This gorgeous yet at times heartbreaking novel will challenge any stoic reader to remain dry eyed, whilst simultaneously reminding us to take nothing for granted, and to hold on tightly to everything we love.” — Harlequin Junkies on Maybe One Day
“Beautifully written, full of gorgeous prose and killer one-liners. A laugh-cry lovely book from first page to last. What a lovely, lovely book this was!” — Milly Johnson
“This book will tug on your heartstrings ... It’s clever and wise, brimming with warmth and poignancy. For all of us who have ever harboured a ‘what might have been’ regret, this is a must-read.” — Carmel Harrington
“A heart-warming story about what happens to a young family after they’re derailed by a tragedy. There’s humour, tears and above all, hope. Bring tissues.” — Catherine Isaac
“Funny and poignant—a celebration of life and the enduring power of love.” — Carys Bray