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Love for the Lost

UK Publisher: Marylebone House

Isobel Knox is happy and confident in her new job and likes her single life, free as it is from confusing and complicating entanglements. Suppressing her emotions and burying painful memories has become second nature to her, but it seems to work; after all, why should letting it all out necessarily be good for you?

But there are two men who could shatter he calm, brittle world: Davy, a young policeman, who, despite Isobel’s distance, falls in love with her, and Johnny Whitaker, a charismatic priest with a troubled marriage. As Isobel’s feelings for Johnny become stronger and deeper, her façade begins to crack and the memories and emotions of years before come back, overpowering her with feelings she had thought long past and dealt with.

Love for the Lost is a wonderful novel about faith and forgiveness, love and loss; about holding on and letting go.

Catherine Fox is Academic Director of the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her debut novel, Angels and Men...