Hello, Stranger

Hello, Stranger


The uplifting and big-hearted 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


It starts with goodbye . . .

Once, Lucy and Jamie were hopelessly in love.
Now, they’re breaking up.
Perhaps it’s for the best – they’re as different as night and day.
While Jamie’s a homebird, Lucy wants to spread her wings.

Yet once they both felt made for each other.

What happened?
Why is letting go so hard?
And is there any way back after goodbye?


‘Clever, poignant, and satisfying’
Katie Fforde

‘Poignant, profound. Heartbreaking and heart-warming’

‘Heart-warming, lovely and thought-provoking’

‘A heartbreaking and heartwarming read’
Woman’s Weekly

'Perfectly captures the pleasure, pain and poignancy of being human' Julietta Henderson

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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