Hello, Stranger

Hello, Stranger


An uplifting and big-hearted love story, perfect for fans of One Day and You Are Here by David Nicholls

'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



The moment they meet, Lucy and Jamie know they’ve found someone special. Opposites attract – so their chemistry is instant. And by the time a blind date breakfast has become late-night shots in a bar, they’re both certain: this is forever.


Until now, they’ve loved the things that make them different. Lucy’s wildness brings out Jamie’s protective side; his love for home helps her feel grounded. They never expected to agree on everything. But when something happens that rips Lucy and Jamie down the middle, the question is: will they come back stronger?

Or is this happy ever after not forever after all . . . ?


‘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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