The Night We Met by Zoe Folbigg

The Night We Met by Zoe Folbigg

Today I’m spotlighting (without review – explanation to follow) a title from Zoe Folbigg about loss, grief, memory and survival with  

The Night We Met  

Firstly I must explain – I started this book then life interrupted and things went horribly left. When I went to re-download the title, it was unavailable, and I was not, at that point in time, ready to fight over getting another copy. And then, buried under the wrong ‘category’ on my kindle {don’t judge} I found it – and still think that this is a book that I think many will find intriguing. 

In essence – this is a story of what is important to leave behind when you have only a few days, weeks or months left on this planet. Olivia is dying, and she doesn’t want to leave her children with questions about her life with their father Daniel, and in some small way she wants to impart the magic of their relationship to them after she is gone.   

Destined to be together, the two have a story that isn’t unique in most circumstances, but their love is palpable – both in the time together and from the reminiscences that Olivia makes Daniel PROMISE to write down – so their daughters will know of it.  

There is no “star rating” here – some will love it, others will find the topics too close to home or too difficult to stay in this world for long. But the beauty of Folbigg’s writing and characters, and the emotions that she brings forward are well worth a few uncomfortable hours for readers looking to escape into a ‘what if’ scenario. 

What Folbigg has done here is treated a difficult and often depressing topic with a sensitivity and unique series of tasks for the survivors – allowing them to celebrate the life that will soon be gone, and to revel in the love that was, is and always will be.  A story that will tug at your heartstrings as much as it fills you with hope of ‘something more’, I hope that you give this little story a chance – with a box of tissues, an open mind and plenty of time to think after it ends. 

The Night We Met by Zoe Folbigg

Title: The Night We Met
Author: Zoe Folbigg
Genre: Contemporary Elements, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Dark-theme, Family Saga, Friendship, Grief, Historic Elements, Romantic Elements
Published by: Aria
ISBN: 9781789542141
Published on: 11 February, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 370
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As a man holds his wife's frail hand, he recounts a journey like no other...

Daniel and Olivia are destined to be together. At least, Daniel thinks this the night he sees Olivia across a sea of people. As he backpacks through Australia, Daniel and Liv continue to cross paths, yet never speak. Until one night, Liv joins Daniel for a drink. And that night everything changes.

Back in London, stuck in a monotonous routine, Daniel finds himself daydreaming of the woman with green eyes and fiery hair. Armed with only a name he begins a hunt to find her. With every passing moment, Daniel's hopes begin to disappear. What if it wasn't meant to be?

But then fate steps in, and Daniel and Olivia's story can truly begin...

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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