The Start of Something by Miranda Dickinson

I love Miranda Dickinson’s writing so I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to review her latest book, The Start of Something, for My Weekly. You’ll also find Miranda reading from The Start of Something on the My Weekly website here.

I also reviewed Miranda’s Our Story here on Linda’s Book Bag and it was one of my books of the year in 2020.

The Start of Something was published by Harper Collins on 3rd February 2022 and is available for purchase through the links here.

The Start of Something

Two lonely people.
One note in the window.
And what happens when they reach out…

Lachlan Wallace is stuck at home after a car accident stalled his army career. With months of physiotherapy still to endure and only his rescue dog and cat for company, he’s taken to gazing out of the window, watching the world spin on without him. And then he notices a vase of flowers on the windowsill of the apartment opposite his. Drawn to their hope and colour, he decides to reach out and sticks a message in his window…

Bethan Gwynne is a stranger in a new town. Bringing up her son Noah by herself, she is slowly rebuilding her life, but loneliness is one obstacle she has yet to overcome. She’s intrigued by a glimpse of her neighbour in the apartment across from hers – and then, one evening, she sees a message in his window just for her:


And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger…

My Review of The Start of Something

My full review of The Start of Something can be found on the My Weekly website here.

However, here I can say that The Start of Something is the kind of story to touch the reader by making them laugh and cry, rage and cheer because they are so invested in the outcomes for Bethan and Lachlan. It’s a lovely, heart-warming read that I cannot recommend highly enough.

Do visit My Weekly to read my full review here.

About Miranda Dickinson


Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. From an early age she dreamed of writing a book that would make the heady heights of Kingswinford Library. Following a Performance Art degree, she began to write in earnest when a friend gave her The World’s Slowest PC. She is also a singer-songwriter. Her novels, Fairytale of New York, Welcome To My World, It Started With A Kiss, When I Fall In Love and Take A Look At Me Now, have all been Sunday Times bestselling titles.

For more information, follow Miranda on Twitter @wurdsmyth, on Instagram or find her on Facebook. You can also visit her vlog and website.

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