The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe

Milly Johnson

Quick Reads, romance · Great for: Less confident adult readers looking for an escape

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Lara Cliffe and her three friends are off on a mini break for her hen party. It’s three weeks before her wedding to ’Steady Freddie’, one of the kindest men on the planet. But something is worrying Lara. Her friends say it’s wedding jitters, but she isn’t so sure. Fifteen years ago the love of her life, Danny Belfont, walked out on her three weeks before their wedding and she has never been able to fully get him out of her heart.

Then, on the overnight ferry, Lara finds out that Danny is playing in the onboard band and he spots her in the crowd. Will she meet him the next night to talk?

As the wonderful city of Amsterdam works its magic on Lara, she tries to sort out her thoughts. And if fate has brought Lara and Danny back together … is it really for love or for something quite different?

The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe is a Quick Read book. The Quick Reads initiative works with well-known authors to write short and engaging stories. Quick Reads are designed to break down the barriers to reading, at a time when one in six adults in the UK struggles with reading and one in three does not read for pleasure.

What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

From ‘the queen of feel-good fiction’ this romance see Lara Cliffe setting off to her hen party feeling apprehensive about her imminent wedding to ‘Steady Freddie’. Then, on the ferry crossing to Amsterdam she spots her first love, Danny, who walked out on her three weeks before their wedding fifteen years ago. Has fate brought Lara and Danny back together?