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The Turning Point

A gripping emotional page-turner with a breathtaking twist

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


‘If you cried at Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You, get your hankies ready.’ Booklist

A Sunday TImes bestseller and word-of-mouth sensation, this beautifully written novel is moving, life-affirming and one you will never forget.

Two single parents, Frankie and Scott, meet unexpectedly. Their homes are far apart: Frankie lives with her children on the North Norfolk coast, Scott in the mountains of British Columbia. Yet though thousands of miles divide them, a million little things connect them. A spark ignites, a recognition so strong that it dares them to take a risk.

For two families, life is about to change. But no-one anticipates the way in which it will be turned on its head forever.


‘Beautifully drawn and utterly compelling’ Jane Green

'A stunning read about an impromptu meeting that alters two destinies' Daily Record

‘Gorgeously eloquent and touching…a celebration of the wonderful glory of love and life’

‘A moving and poignant novel about long-distance love…will draw you in so deeply’ Heat

‘Outstanding…readers will find it impossible to put down this five-hanky story until the last page is turned.’ Publishers Weekly (Starred)

‘From the initial spark and through the unfolding drama, it is joyous but understated. And the great cruelties that life harbours are not forgotten, either’
The Lady

‘Keep the tissues close…a gripping love story’ Good Housekeeping

‘Thoughtful and moving’ Closer

‘An emotional tale about finding love in unexpected places’ The Herald

‘Get your tissues out for this one’ Woman and Home

‘A richly drawn, romantic weepy’ Sunday Mirror

‘Thoughtful and moving…a story you won’t want to put down’ Sunday Post

About the author

Freya North is the author of many bestselling novels which have been translated into numerous languages. She was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. To hear about events, competitions and what she’s writing, join her on Facebook, Twitter or her website.

From Publishers Weekly

21 March 2016 – North's outstanding contemporary love story eschews a traditional happily-ever-after ending, but is no less romantic for that. From the moment Scott Emerson meets Frankie Shaw, their personalities take on the instantly recognizable luster of real-life love, and readers will immediately be reminded of the great loves in their own lives. Both characters are divorced single parents Scott has an adult daughter, Frankie has two tweens and are staring down early middle age. They are each in London on business when their eyes meet and their hearts engage. Despite the clich of meeting in a hotel lobby, exchanging pleasantries, and progressing to drinks and dinner, their encounter oozes nothing but sincere charm and self-effacing humor. But even while they bask in two blissful days together, they wonder whether being rooted on separate continents will doom the future of their love. Her rural England home is so far from his in British Columbia, and so many things can go wrong. Clearly North loves her characters as much as they love each other, and they're so wistfully guileless that readers will find it impossible to put down their five-hanky story until the last page is turned.

Customer Reviews

The Turning Point

Loved this story. Hard to put down. Great characters and an emotional journey. J McD

The Turning Point
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  • £3.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: 04 June 2015
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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