Hello, Stranger

Hello, Stranger

a romantic, relatable and unforgettable love story


The uplifting and big-hearted new love story from the author of Until Next Weekend and Saturdays at Noon

'HAVE YOUR TISSUES READY' 5* Reader review
'THE ENDING WAS PERFECT' 5* Reader review

'Clever, poignant, and satisfying' Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde
'An eminently real and relatable love story . . . Lucy and Jamie had me at Hello' Julietta Henderson, author of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman
'Heartbreakingly tender & poignant. It kept me guessing & hoping until the last page' Sophie Claire, author of A Winter's Dream

From their very first date, Jamie and Lucy know they've met THE ONE.

They're as different as night and day. Jamie's a home bird, while Lucy's happiest on holiday. He has a place for everything - she can never find her keys.

Yet, somehow, they make each other happier than they ever thought possible.

So why does their story start with them saying 'goodbye'?

And does this really have to be the end . . . ?

Relatable, romantic and heartbreakingly real, HELLO, STRANGER proves that the best love stories often have the most unexpected endings.

'A book to cancel plans for - we're still not over the ending' CLOSER

'Poignant, profound and yet written with a light touch - Marks has done it again' WOMAN

'A heartbreaking and heartwarming read that deals sensitively with difficult issues' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

'Heart-warming . . . Lovely and thought-provoking' HELLO!

Praise for Rachel Marks:

'A total delight. Beautifully observed, painfully funny and profoundly moving, it's a wise and wonderful story of hope and love. I adored it!' Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author

'A delightful, heart-warming read. The characters feel so real... I'm sure I must know them somehow!' Sophie Cousens, author of the New York Times bestseller This Time Next Year

'Rachel Marks packs a novel with all the emotions - hope, fear, love, despair and - ultimately - joy' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

'Unpredictable and satisfying' Heidi Swain, Sunday Times bestselling author

'As tender and emotional as it is funny, it made me laugh out loud A LOT, and it made me sob' Cressida McLaughlin

'Heartbreaking, heartwarming, perfect!' Rosie Goodwin, Sunday Times bestselling author


  • Clever, poignant, and satisfying
    Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde

About the author

Rachel Marks

Rachel Marks studied English at Exeter University before becoming a primary school teacher. Despite always loving to write, it wasn't until she gained a place on the 2016 Curtis Brown Creative online novel writing course that she started to believe it could be anything more than a much-loved hobby. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and their three children. Hello Stranger is her third novel.
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