The Summer of Impossible Things
An uplifting, emotional story as seen on ITV in the Zoe Ball Book Club
An epic, high concept love story about family and sacrifice from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book
If you could change the past, would you?
*As seen on ITV in The Zoe Ball Book Club*'Beautiful, well-written...I got goosebumps' Alex Jones
'Portrayed 1977 so brilliantly...it would make an amazing movie' Zoe Ball
How far would you go to save the person you love?Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mother's life.Even if it means sacrificing her own.
A beautiful novel about family, courage, sacrifice and love in all its guises from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book-----------------------------------------------
With over 150 5* reviews, this is what readers are saying about this irresistible page-turner:
'Best book of the year for me'
'It's a poignant but ultimately life-affirming journey'
'A wonderful novel, full of love and friendship and vitality'
'This story was magical and I loved it'
'Truly outstanding storytelling'
'A book that really stayed with me'
Praise for The Summer of Impossible Things
It feels like a long time since I loved a book as much. I was CAPTIVATED! Brilliant, different...charming and moving...I stayed up half the night to finish itMarian Keyes, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Break
An emotional, uplifting page-turner that highlights the questions we so often ask ourselves. One of the great reads of the summerStylist
A truly wonderful and magical story. I absolutely loved it - a gorgeous book.Milly Johnson, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Queen of Wishful Thinking
An emotional roller coaster that will floor you with its depth and believabilityFabulous Magazine, The Sun
A gorgeous, rapturous novel, intensely atmospheric...a beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a daughter’s love for her mother. Like all Rowan’s novels, it’s life-affirming and shows the best of what humans can be; I felt that the world was a better place when I put it down. As a novel about impossible things, it made me think that anything was possible.Julie Cohen, bestselling author of Together
The Time Traveler’s Wife meets Sophie’s Choice... wonderfully atmospheric... Perfect summer reading, be it on a sunlounger or sofa.The Pool
Beautiful...well-written...I got goosebumpsAlex Jones, on The Zoe Ball Book CLub
A tear-jerking, time travelling epic...Red Magazine
Portrayed 1977 so brilliantly...it would make an amazing movieZoe Ball, on The Zoe Ball Book Club
An absolute triumph...loved it. So clever...such a brilliant writerJill Mansell, bestselling author of This Could Change Everything
A book that defies reality and makes your heart sing...Rowan Coleman is one of those writers I will follow anywhere. I know however unlikely the story she will never lead me astray.Katie Fforde, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Secret Garden
hugely inventive and evocative...achingly romanticHeat Magazine
Smartly crafted and sumptuously writtenSunday Mirror
exhilarating, thought-provoking novel about family, grief and redemptionFanny Blake, Sunday Express S Magazine
a lovely, magical, time-bending read...There is a lovely smooth glow to the writingMatt Haig
one of my favourite writersCara Delevingne
an irresistible page-turner… the depiction of love seemed the most realStylist Magazine
Smartly crafted, sumptuously written, a glorious time travelling adventureSunday People
Spine-tinglingly beautiful. Prepare to lose your heartLisa Jewell
gorgeous, glowing, heartbreaking and wonderful - Rowan's best novel to dateJenny Colgan
An epic, exhilarating story of bravery and redemption, where love transcends time and the impossible might just happen. Stupendous - I loved it.Lucy Diamond
magical, wonderful and beautifully writtenTrisha Ashley
one of those captivating novels that simultaneously puts you under a spell as a reader while making you deeply, deeply envious as a writer! I’ve always loved Rowan’s writing, and it’s immediately obvious that this is something magical and new, yet with all her trademark heart.Lucy Dillon
Coleman is such a beautiful writer. The Summer of Impossible Things is an emotional, intelligent, beautifully structured novelAlex Marwood
Totally charmed and moved by Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things, a girls' own Back to the Future story set in New YorkAmanda Craig
So clever, warm, affecting - and so refreshing to read of a daughter's love for her motherSarah Vaughan
Disco, time travel, fierce love in all its forms. The Summer of Impossible Things is a rich and beautifully written novel which swept me away to 1977 and back againKaty Regan
Oh, my heart! I loved this book. It so deftly captures the bond between mother and daughter, the yearning loss after a parent is gone, and, through time slip, the intrigue of finding out what that parent might have been like when young... It was brave and heartbreaking, and kept me on tenterhooks...Katie Khan
Gloriously romantic, brave and brilliant with Rowan's magical touch - I loved it.Rachel Lucas
I adored The Summer of Impossible Things for so many reasons: for the intoxicating 1970s Brooklyn setting, the courage of Luna, and most of all for the compelling, intelligent story. So much to think about, and remember - impossibly page-turning, impossibly beautiful.Kate Harrison
The Summer of Impossible Things is special - magnificent and magical, it truly captures the essence of love. Epic, romantic, tender and beautiful, I adored it.Alexandra Brown
The Summer of Impossible Things is that rare thing: a deftly crafted, utterly compelling story written entirely from the heart. Hauntingly beautiful, heart-rending and unique, this is an instant classic. I sobbed my heart out and adored it!Miranda Dickinson
GORGEOUS. It's so moving and romantic and I want to re-read it immediatelyLouise O'Neill
Definitely more Time Traveller’s Wife than Dr WhoGood Housekeeping
Packs an emotional punch that's second to none - and the author's hallmark. Rowan Coleman picks you up, spins you around and dances you to the very edge of love. GloriousSarah Hilary
Powerfully moving, vivid, glowing with love and humanity... I loved every wordRosie Walsh
The Summer of Impossible Things is utterly beautiful and engrossing - and Coleman is a brilliant storytellerEve Chase
I fell into the pages of this beautiful book, vivid, emotional, and so very evocative, it was an utter joy from first page to lastAmanda Jennings
THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS is truly a thing of great beauty.'Paul Burston
The pages turn themselves in this perfect summer read. Rowan Coleman has written a time-bending mystery with a huge heart. I loved itPaul McVeigh
The Summer of Impossible Things is captivating, thought-provoking and beautifully written. Rowan Coleman has written a book to savour, and characters to care about. I loved it.Hazel Gaynor
A romantic holiday read with substance…a timeless love story…heart-wrenchingLiz Earle Magazine
You're going to love, The Summer of Impossible Things...A rollercoaster ride back and forward through time...enthrallingMy Weekly
A wonderful storyPrima
magical and fresh...totally unexpectedSaga Magazine
A sparkling novel of hope and sacrifice’Glasgow Herald
Magical, heart-warming and time-bending story.Mslexia
Smartly crafted and sumptuously writtenDaily Mirror