Release day: Numbered
Today is the official release of Numbered by Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter (paperback and ebook, MIRA Australia). Here’s the blurb:
Mathematician and many-time Loser in Love Poppy Devine believes in being prepared. So when she discovers she has breast cancer, all she has to do is dust off the carefully numbered bucket list she prepared years before with her best friend Julia. There are only two problems: Quentin, a gorgeous younger man with rock-star ambitions, wasn’t on her list. And take-a-risk Julia, has suddenly come over all disapproving.
Together with Poppy’s hippy mother Scarlet, the three form an unlikely alliance to help Poppy realise her goals. Sky diving, swimming with sharks, cooking classes in Tuscany, visiting an orphanage in India are all part of the journey. Along the way, Poppy is forced to confront her best friend’s grief, her fraught relationship with her mother, and the fact that she really might be using her last available time on earth to make the most imperfect match of her life. But Poppy comes to learn that when your days are numbered there’s no such thing as perfect and love really is all you need.
Amy dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
It’s exciting for us to be writing as a team again and to see our efforts sitting all nice and pretty on a shelf. Writing our first sister book was such a fabulous experience we couldn’t wait to get back to it! Numbered is a bit of a different book for us—whilst there is a large romantic sub-plot, the book revolves more around questions of mortality, friendship and grief. It’s Beaches meets The Bucket List. A laugh-out-loud, cry-your-eyes-out emotional rollercoaster of a read that explores the impact of cancer on not just the sufferer, but their significant others too. If you like a good laugh, a good cry and some rock and roll thrown in for good measure, we hope you’ll pick up a copy of Numbered.