The Girl I Used To Be

The Girl I Used To Be

The BRAND NEW heartbreaking, uplifting read from Sunday Times bestseller Debbie Howells for 2022

Debbie Howells


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The brand new page-turner from the bestselling author of The Life You Left Behind.

Marie Kondo for the soul.

Anna and Will have been passing in and out of each other’s lives since they were just teenagers.

Now 20 years later, Anna is married - she has a lovely house, a grown-up stepdaughter and a husband with a good job.

What she doesn’t have is joy. When she runs into Will it sparks something in her, a longing for the Anna she used to be.

Together they embark on a journey to find what brings them joy, to discard what doesn’t and to become the people they always wanted to be.

But in finding themselves, can they also find each other?

Praise for Debbie Howells:

‘A warm, uplifting story’ Clare Swatman

‘A powerful, emotional, and life-affirming story of love and hope’ Rachael Lucas

‘The writing was INCREDIBLE! I’ve never highlighted so many sections of a book before, but there were just so many beautifully written passages that I knew I indeed to save to come back to' Shan _treatyoshelves_

‘I do not think any other book touched me so much’ itsallaboutbooksandmacarons

'I really loved this book. It's one I'll never forget’

'That was absolutely beautiful' mrsbookburnee


Debbie Howells:
Debbie Howells’s first novel, a psychological thriller, The Bones of You was a Sunday Times bestseller for Macmillan. Four more bestsellers followed, including most recently The Vow , published by Avon. Fulfilling her dream of writing women’s fiction, she has found a home with Boldwood and her first title with them, The Life Yo u Left Behind, will be published in February 2022.