One Good Thing

Alexandra Potter

28 April 2022
464 pages


One Good Thing is the heartwarming, hilarious alternative love story, from the internationally bestselling author of Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up, Alexandra Potter

'A joyful, wholly unpredictable love story' - Woman's Own

In life, nothing is certain. Just when you think you have it all figured out, something can happen to change the course of everything . . .

Liv Brooks is still in shock. Newly-divorced and facing an uncertain future, she impulsively swaps her London Life for the sweeping hills of the Yorkshire Dales, determined to make a fresh start. But fresh starts are harder than they look and feeling lost and lonely she decides to adopt Harry, an old dog from the local shelter, to keep her company.

But Liv soon discovers she isn’t the only one in need of a new beginning. On their daily walks around the village, they meet Valentine, an old man who suffers from loneliness who sits by the window and Stanley, a little boy who is scared of everyone, hides behind the garden gate and Maya, a teenager who is angry at everyone and everything. But slowly things start to change . . .

Utterly relatable, hilarious and heart-breakingly honest, this is a novel about friendship, finding happiness and living the life unexpected. And how when everything falls apart, all you need is one good thing to turn your life around and make it worth living again.

Wise, warm, witty and wonderful. Captivating and charming, a book to warm the cockles of the heart. A book that makes the world look like a better place- a must read!
Assured and accomplished. Pacy, absorbing, witty and tender. She made me laugh out loud and swallow back tears in the space of a single page. Her characters are written with a light touch and full hearts, I absolutely loved it.
Say hello to a book that will have you laughing with every page, whether you're twenty, forty or eighty