At once complicated and simple, this heartwarming story explores the mysterious forces at work behind true love ‒ something that arrives almost too late for Tom. Hospitalized after an accident, he meets Gwen, and she’s exactly the kind of woman he’s imagined spending his life with. The attraction is mutual. Feeling eerily like long-lost lovers, these perfect strangers are irresistibly drawn to each-other. Within hours of meeting they’re in each-other’s arms. But dreams of a long, fulfilling life together are shattered when Tom is diagnosed with a sinister medical condition. There will be no dating, no wedding day, and no happily-ever-after, but could they dare hope to share just one perfect, romantic evening before Tom becomes too ill? This story builds to a devastating climax when Gwen loses Tom and her will to live, but prepare to be uplifted, because once again the magic of true love is about to change everything.
Maggie VenessAuthor Bio
Maggie lives in a beachside village on the beautiful northern coast of New South Wales, Australia. She tutors fiction writing part time at a local College, cycles at least eighty miles each week (so she can keep enjoying cappuccinos, cakes, chocolates, and red wine) and is a regular volunteer for two charity organizations. She has a nursing and welfare background. Her award winning short stories have been published in six countries to date. Waking is her first novella length publication.
Cover Artist: Dawné Dominique
Word Count: 18542
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