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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241984680
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

A Love Story for Bewildered Girls

'Utterly gorgeous' Pandora Sykes

Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all. . .

Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she would run out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand, and nearly drowns you.

When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241984680
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for A Love Story for Bewildered Girls

A Love Story For Bewildered Girls is a triumph and I don't use that word lightly. When I finished it, I wanted to start it all over again.

Geraldine Quigley, author of 'Music Love Drugs War'

A funny exploration of love, friendship and female sexuality, I found this novel difficult to put down

Clare Fisher, author of 'All The Good Things'

I absolutely loved this book by Emma Morgan which follows 3 women's very different love lives... I inhaled it

Emma Gannon, host of the podcast Ctrl-Alt-Delete

An utterly gorgeous novel. It will forever hold my heart in its pages.

Pandora Sykes, host of The High-Low podcast

Funny, honest, brilliant

Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of 'Love, Nina'

Exquisitely tender, beautifully written, funny and sad. . . a story about women rescuing themselves and each other. It made my heart swell

Daisy Buchanan, author of 'How To Be A Grown Up'

Funny, touching, uplifting, thoroughly modern

Lauren Bravo, author of 'What Would the Spice Girls Do?'

A debut novel about three women exploring the highs and lows of first love. . . It's so good to read a romcom with LGBT+ characters and that focuses on the strength of female friendship as well as romance.


I was transfixed by this funny and moving story of three women navigating their way through the complexities of love, life and the search for personal fulfilment. I was rooting for them from the start, willing each of them on to find their own particular key to happiness, which isn't necessarily where you think it will be. This exquisite depiction of misplaced love, heartbreak and emerging self-knowledge feels utterly true-to-life.

Sarah Haywood, author of 'The Cactus', a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick

Funny, sweet, wise, beautifully observed and just so full of heart. I absolutely loved it. Emma Morgan is clearly a very talented writer indeed.

Christina Patterson, author of 'The Art of Not Falling Apart'

A charming modern romance


Beautifully written, Morgan's novel is a seriously impressive debut


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