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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

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In this irresistible debut novel, a freak accident allows a wife and mother to explore the alluring road not taken.

Meet Abbey Lahey . . .

Overworked mom. Underappreciated publicist. Frazzled wife of an out-of-work landscaper. A woman desperately in need of a vacation from life -- and who is about to get one, thanks to an unexpected tumble down a Nordstrom escalator.

Meet Abbey van Holt . . .

The woman whose life Abbey suddenly finds herself inhabiting when she wakes up. Married to handsome congressional candidate Alex van Holt. Living in a lavish penthouse. Wearing ball gowns and being feted by the creme of Philadelphia society. Luxuriating in the kind of fourteen-karat lifestyle she's only read about in the pages of Town & Country.

The woman Abbey might have been . . . if she had said yes to a date with Alex van Holt all those years ago.

In the tradition of the romantic comedy Sliding Doors and Lionel Shriver's The Post-Birthday World, Leigh Himes's irresistible debut novel tells the funny and touching story of an ordinary woman offered an extraordinary opportunity to reboot her life, explore the road not taken, and ultimately, find her true self -- whoever that may be.

Author: Leigh Himes
Publisher: Hachette Books
Published: 05/31/2016
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.55lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.50w x 1.25d
ISBN: 9780316305730

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 03/15/2016 pg. 22
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2016
Publishers Weekly 04/04/2016
Library Journal 04/01/2016 pg. 85
Shelf Awareness 05/31/2016

About the Author
Author Leigh Himes has spent fourteen years working in the public relations field. Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, she now lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband and their two children. The One That Got Away is her first book.

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