Before I Let You Go

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“Before I Let You Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter…. She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict’s best and worst selves. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable.

As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?

Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break.

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About the author

Kelly Rimmer is the worldwide and USA TODAY bestselling author of five novels, including Me Without You and The Secret Daughter. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, two children and fantastically naughty dogs Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Harlequin
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Apr 1, 2018
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384
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9781488029387
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
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'Heartbreaking ... I completely lost myself in this book' Louise Jensen

Do you ever wish you had the chance to meet someone again for the first time?

When Leo and Molly met and married, they believed they were invincible. Together they could take on the world. But Leo, a war correspondent, lives for life on the edge, and when he takes a step into the unknown, tragedy strikes and he loses his memory. Molly rushes to help him fill in the gaps and soon they start falling in love all over again.

The trouble is, Molly is hiding something. Something big. The devoted wife at Leo’s bedside is a sham; Leo and Molly’s marriage was on the rocks long before Leo’s accident.

The closer Molly gets to her husband the more scared she becomes that he will remember. As Leo’s memory begins to trickle back will Molly lose the man she loves for a second time?

An emotional, heartbreaking read that will restore your faith in the power of love.

If you like to lose yourself in Jojo Moyes or Nicholas Sparks then you will love WHEN I LOST YOU, the deeply moving new novel from Kelly Rimmer.

What people are saying about When I Lost You:

‘I couldn't put it down … I got teary eyed quite a few times. It's a beautiful story.’ One Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia Blog

'A celebration of love ...I was devastated when it ended' Big Little Sister

' I loved When I Lost You, it was full of deep raw emotion and had me hooked until the end'That Thing She Reads

'A beautiful second chance love story' Always Write Club

Your husband took his own life. Tell the truth and destroy what’s left of your family. Or keep a secret that will tear you apart. What would you do? 

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete. 

But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger. 

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost… shouldn’t she? 

From the bestselling author of The Secret Daughter and Me Without You comes another emotionally gripping and gut-wrenching read about love, loss and the strength of a mother’s love. 

What everyone’s saying about Kelly Rimmer:


'A simply incredible book... gripping and moving this is going straight into my top ten reads of 2016' The Book Club

'I am blown away... I am simply just in awe of this story' Must Read Soon

'What a beautifully written book. Kelly Rimmer completely masters telling the same story from different time and character perspectives.' Big Sis Little Sis

'An emotional read that covers the full scale of human emotions... I do recommend that you have a box of hankies at the ready! Five stars.' Book Literati

'I loved this book... I would recommend this book to everyone but keep in mind that you are going to cry' Leander Library

‘This was a refreshingly different read which I would put in the same vein as Diane Chamberlain but this was even better than some of Diane's latest releases. This is no girl meets boy and falls in love read but rather a heartbreaking, beautifully written story based on true facts… a thought provoking, emotional story not to be missed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

‘I adored this novel. Absolutely, 100% adored it. Kelly Rimmer is a beautiful writer… The Secret Daughter packed such an emotional, powerful punch, one that I don't think I've felt before that I'll always associate with her novels from now on.’ Becca’s Books

‘Kelly Rimmer did an amazing job of telling such a heartbreaking tale. This story had me laughing, crying and hugging my daughter a wee tighter. I loved this story!’ Steph and Chris Book Reviews

‘This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the first words… a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.’ Ask a Bookworm

‘This was such a moving story, convincingly told. It is almost as though you are reading a memoir rather than a novel… a really compelling read and would definitely recommend it.’ Portobello Book Blog

‘Full of deep raw emotion and had me hooked until the end.' That Thing She Reads

‘warmed my heart to the very core, and then tore it out and stomped all over it…  an unforgettable tale that I couldn't recommend more.' Girls Love to Read 

‘I fell in love with this amazing book after the first sentence and would read it all over again. A wonderful mixture of emotions, real love, secrets, laughter and sadness.’ Sky’s Book Corner 

‘It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that made me ‘ugly cry.’ You know what I mean… big, fat tears rolling down your cheeks leaving you with eyes so puffy you look like you’ve had an allergic reaction…a heartbreaker of a book that has great characters and a gut-wrenching ending that left me feeling a weird mix of bereft and yet hopeful.’ Judging Covers 

As I saw my new-born baby’s face for the first time I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind—to stamp it onto my eyelids. As she was taken from me I knew I might never see my daughter again.

38 years later…

‘You were adopted’. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After.

Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret.

Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these years.

From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

Find out what readers are saying about The Secret Daughter

‘I adored this novel. Absolutely, 100% adored it. Kelly Rimmer is a beautiful writer … The Secret Daughter packed such an emotional, powerful punch, one that I don't think I've felt before that I'll always associate with her novels from now on.’ Becca’s Books

‘Kelly Rimmer did an amazing job of telling such a heartbreaking tale. This story had me laughing, crying and hugging my daughter a wee tighter. I loved this story!’ Steph and Chris Book Reviews

‘This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the first words… The Secret Daughter is a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.’ Ask a Bookworm

‘This was a refreshingly different read which I would put in the same vein as Diane Chamberlain but this was even better than some of Diane's latest releases. This is no girl meets boy and falls in love read but rather a heartbreaking, beautifully written story based on true facts… I would highly recommend The Secret Daughter, a thought provoking, emotional story not to be missed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

‘This was such a moving story, convincingly told. It is almost as though you are reading a memoir rather than a novel … a really compelling read and would definitely recommend it.’ Portobello Book Blog

Your husband took his own life. Tell the truth and destroy what’s left of your family. Or keep a secret that will tear you apart. What would you do? 

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete. 

But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger. 

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost… shouldn’t she? 

From the bestselling author of The Secret Daughter and Me Without You comes another emotionally gripping and gut-wrenching read about love, loss and the strength of a mother’s love. 

What everyone’s saying about Kelly Rimmer:


'A simply incredible book... gripping and moving this is going straight into my top ten reads of 2016' The Book Club

'I am blown away... I am simply just in awe of this story' Must Read Soon

'What a beautifully written book. Kelly Rimmer completely masters telling the same story from different time and character perspectives.' Big Sis Little Sis

'An emotional read that covers the full scale of human emotions... I do recommend that you have a box of hankies at the ready! Five stars.' Book Literati

'I loved this book... I would recommend this book to everyone but keep in mind that you are going to cry' Leander Library

‘This was a refreshingly different read which I would put in the same vein as Diane Chamberlain but this was even better than some of Diane's latest releases. This is no girl meets boy and falls in love read but rather a heartbreaking, beautifully written story based on true facts… a thought provoking, emotional story not to be missed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

‘I adored this novel. Absolutely, 100% adored it. Kelly Rimmer is a beautiful writer… The Secret Daughter packed such an emotional, powerful punch, one that I don't think I've felt before that I'll always associate with her novels from now on.’ Becca’s Books

‘Kelly Rimmer did an amazing job of telling such a heartbreaking tale. This story had me laughing, crying and hugging my daughter a wee tighter. I loved this story!’ Steph and Chris Book Reviews

‘This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the first words… a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.’ Ask a Bookworm

‘This was such a moving story, convincingly told. It is almost as though you are reading a memoir rather than a novel… a really compelling read and would definitely recommend it.’ Portobello Book Blog

‘Full of deep raw emotion and had me hooked until the end.' That Thing She Reads

‘warmed my heart to the very core, and then tore it out and stomped all over it…  an unforgettable tale that I couldn't recommend more.' Girls Love to Read 

‘I fell in love with this amazing book after the first sentence and would read it all over again. A wonderful mixture of emotions, real love, secrets, laughter and sadness.’ Sky’s Book Corner 

‘It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that made me ‘ugly cry.’ You know what I mean… big, fat tears rolling down your cheeks leaving you with eyes so puffy you look like you’ve had an allergic reaction…a heartbreaker of a book that has great characters and a gut-wrenching ending that left me feeling a weird mix of bereft and yet hopeful.’ Judging Covers 

As I saw my new-born baby’s face for the first time I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind—to stamp it onto my eyelids. As she was taken from me I knew I might never see my daughter again.

38 years later…

‘You were adopted’. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After.

Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret.

Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these years.

From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.

Find out what readers are saying about The Secret Daughter

‘I adored this novel. Absolutely, 100% adored it. Kelly Rimmer is a beautiful writer … The Secret Daughter packed such an emotional, powerful punch, one that I don't think I've felt before that I'll always associate with her novels from now on.’ Becca’s Books

‘Kelly Rimmer did an amazing job of telling such a heartbreaking tale. This story had me laughing, crying and hugging my daughter a wee tighter. I loved this story!’ Steph and Chris Book Reviews

‘This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the first words… The Secret Daughter is a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.’ Ask a Bookworm

‘This was a refreshingly different read which I would put in the same vein as Diane Chamberlain but this was even better than some of Diane's latest releases. This is no girl meets boy and falls in love read but rather a heartbreaking, beautifully written story based on true facts… I would highly recommend The Secret Daughter, a thought provoking, emotional story not to be missed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

‘This was such a moving story, convincingly told. It is almost as though you are reading a memoir rather than a novel … a really compelling read and would definitely recommend it.’ Portobello Book Blog

'Heartbreaking ... I completely lost myself in this book' Louise Jensen

Do you ever wish you had the chance to meet someone again for the first time?

When Leo and Molly met and married, they believed they were invincible. Together they could take on the world. But Leo, a war correspondent, lives for life on the edge, and when he takes a step into the unknown, tragedy strikes and he loses his memory. Molly rushes to help him fill in the gaps and soon they start falling in love all over again.

The trouble is, Molly is hiding something. Something big. The devoted wife at Leo’s bedside is a sham; Leo and Molly’s marriage was on the rocks long before Leo’s accident.

The closer Molly gets to her husband the more scared she becomes that he will remember. As Leo’s memory begins to trickle back will Molly lose the man she loves for a second time?

An emotional, heartbreaking read that will restore your faith in the power of love.

If you like to lose yourself in Jojo Moyes or Nicholas Sparks then you will love WHEN I LOST YOU, the deeply moving new novel from Kelly Rimmer.

What people are saying about When I Lost You:

‘I couldn't put it down … I got teary eyed quite a few times. It's a beautiful story.’ One Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia Blog

'A celebration of love ...I was devastated when it ended' Big Little Sister

' I loved When I Lost You, it was full of deep raw emotion and had me hooked until the end'That Thing She Reads

'A beautiful second chance love story' Always Write Club

»Jag blev förälskad i den här fantastiska boken efter första meningen. En underbar mix av känslor, sann kärlek, hemligheter, skratt och sorg. Om du vill ha en gripande och rörande historia, här har du den!« | Sky’s Book Corner
Callum arbetar på en stor PR-byrå i Sydney och tar varje dag färjan hem till förorten Manly. En dag på färjan kommer han av en slump i samtal med Lilah, som är en engagerad jurist och miljökämpe, och detta första möte utvecklar sig snabbt till en stormig förälskelse. Ingen av dem tror egentligen på kärlek vid första ögonkastet, men de klickar helt enkelt med varandra.
Lilah försöker först kämpa emot med alla medel. Hon hittar på den ena ursäkten efter den andra för att inte låta känslorna ta över, men till sist ger hon upp och låter sig översköljas av kärleken. Allt ser ljust ut, och deras förhållande blir allt starkare. Men så kommer den dag då Lilah inte längre kan ignorera de sjukdomstecken som hon fruktat och hållit hemliga för Callum...

KELLY RIMMER är en storsäljande romanceförfattare från Australien, där hon bor på landet tillsammans med make och två barn. Jag utan dig [Me Without You] är en hjärtslitande men också hoppingivande roman, och ett måste för alla som gillar Jojo Moyes Livet efter dig, David Nicholls En dag eller Nicolas Sparks Dagboken.

»Jag var fast från första sidan. En oförglömlig bok som jag inte kan rekommendera högt nog. Betyg: 5 av 5.« | GirlsLovetoRead.com

»Den vackra, rörande berättelsen om Callum och Lilah förvandlade mig till ett vrak. En fantastisk roman.« | Reviewed the Book

»En kraftfull, hjärtvärmande berättelse om kärlek och förlust.« | JDC MustReadBooks

»En hjärtskärande bok med fantastiska karaktärer och en nervslitande upplösning som lämnade mig med blandade känslor av förlust och hopp.« | Judging Covers

»Jag skrattade, jag grät floder, men viktigast av allt: jag älskade den här historien. Kelly Rimmer lyckas ge en kristallklar inblick i huvudkaraktärernas själar och hjärtan.« | D. J. Pierson, Goodreads

»En berg-och-dal-bane-tur av känslor som fick mig att göra slut på mängder av pappersnäsdukar. En vacker bok, som också har många lättare, ljusare ögonblick. Betyg: 5 av 5.« | Crooks on Books
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