The Light We Lost
Me Before You meets One Day in this devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending.
He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?
“Extraordinary...An emotional roller coaster.”—Delia Ephron
Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.
Me Before You meets One Day in this devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending. A Love Story for a new generation.
Advance Galley Reviews
The format of this was different and slightly difficult to get used to, but once I did, I had a hard time putting it down. Lucy and Gabe's story is one of epic proportions. Throughout her adult life, his life kept intersecting with hers. It seemed as fate was drawing them together. I wasn't expecting the ending, but I had an inkling about some things. This was a great story and I would definitely recommend it to other people to read.