ONE OF THE BEST FEEL-GOOD BOOKS OF 2021 BY THE WASHINGTON POST
“I read Eight Perfect Hours in one sitting, in four perfect hours, because I couldn’t bear to put it down without knowing the ending.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans. From the acclaimed author of the “swoon-worthy…rom-com” (The Washington Post) Dear Emmie Blue.
On a snowy evening in March, thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone.
All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence.
With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louis’s “bold, standout voice” (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate.
About the Author
Lia Louis lives in the United Kingdom with her partner and three young children. Before raising a family, she worked as a freelance copywriter and proofreader. She was the 2015 winner of Elle magazine’s annual writing competition and has been a contributor for Bloomsbury’s Writers’ and Artists’ blog for aspiring writers. She is the author of Somewhere Close to Happy, Dear Emmie Blue, and Eight Perfect Hours.
"Depending on your reading speed, “Eight Perfect Hours” also might describe the time you spend with this novel . . . a poignant rom-com about two strangers and the power of fate." — The Washington Post, "Best feel-good books of 2021"
"Oh, what a joy this book is! Lia Louis is such a talent. It's a beautiful, intricately woven story, so romantic and so charming. I loved Noelle immediately, with her kindness and her patience and her rescued supermarket flowers." — Beth O'Leary, internationally bestselling author of THE ROAD TRIP
"Delightful. A gorgeous, romantic tale about fate and second chances." — Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author of THIS TIME NEXT YEAR
"The sweetest, most romantic, most heartwarming book." — Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author of GROWN UPS
"Eight perfect hours of escapist, romantic, life affirming bliss." — Gillian McAllister, internationally bestselling author of HOW TO DISAPPEAR
"Louis (Dear Emmie Blue) fills this sweet romance with twists of fate and rich emotional considerations . . . Witty moments and a delightful supporting cast . . . Fans of clean contemporary romances will find plenty to enjoy." — Publishers Weekly