The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside (Paperback)Jessica Ryn (author)
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Anstey Harris, bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Truths and Triumphs of Grace AthertonShe's not lost. She's just waiting to be found...
Dawn Elisabeth Brightside has been running from her past for twenty-two years and two months, precisely.
So when she is offered a bed in St Jude's Hostel for the Homeless, it means so much more than just a roof over her head.
But with St Jude's threatened with closure, Dawn worries that everything is about to crumble around her all over again.
Perhaps, with a little help from her new friends, she can find a way to save this light in the darkness?
And maybe, just maybe, Dawn will finally have a place to call home....
The utterly charming feel-good debut novel of 2021 about friendship, community and kindness to curl up with.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'This is the book we all need right now: a story of kindness and hope. I absolutely loved it'
Anstey Harris,The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
'Dealing with heartbreaking issues with humour, this will uplift your soul' Heat
'Completely beguiling - a messy, loveable cast of characters with Dawn at the centre bringing the light' Beth Morrey, Saving Missy
'Charming, moving and joyous'
Alice Peterson,If You Were Here
'Jessica Ryn writes with such warmth and sensitivity, I felt my heart crack more than once. Dawn Brightside is the heroine we never knew we needed'
Roxie Cooper,The Day We Met
'I fell instantly in love with Dawn Brightside. She made my heart soar and ache all at once. Clever, funny and full of heart'
Lia Louis,Somewhere Close to Happy
'Utterly charming, uplifting and full of warmth. Dawn Brightside has found a very special place in my heart' Katy Colins,How To Say Goodbye
'The book equivalent of a glass half-full. It is love and light and brimming with a compassion that will inspire you to see the bright side. Not just within its pages, but within life'
Amy Beashal, The Sky is Mine
'Beguiling and captivating. The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside tackles homelessness, drug addiction, mental illness and the vulnerability that goes with it with warmth, humour and most of all, courage' Sunday Post
'A warm-hearted and utterly gorgeous read. The irrespressible Dawn heads up a wonderful cast of characters and the life-affirming story is one of kindness and hope. I loved it!' Nicola Gill, The Neighbours
'A joy of a book: funny, sad, enlightening and feelgood' Frances Quinn, The Smallest Man
'Spending time with Dawn Brightside has been a joy from start to finish! An uplifting story that will break your heart, then mend it again' Louise Mumford, Sleepless
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Dawn Brightside, Brightside all one word is oh so charming and you can't help but love her, So many characters live in St Jude's Hostel for the Homeless and they all bring their heart breaking stories to... More
“An uplifting read”
This book tells the story of Dawn that due to a series of sad circumstances finds herself homeless. Luckily she is given a room in St Jude’s hostel where she becomes a vital member of the community.
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“An uplifting read”
This was such a warm hearted book full of kindness and hope. It was exactly what I needed to forget about 2020 as a whole for a few days. But. But. But. But. Homeless people are people. Their struggles and stories are... More
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