Just Once
by Lori Handeland

Frankie Sicari is roused from sleep late one night by a key rattling in the front door lock. It’s her ex-husband, Charley Blackwell: a man she hasn’t seen for nearly a quarter of a century. What’s baffling is that Charley seems to think they are still married, and has no recollection of his current wife, Hannah.

When medical tests reveal shocking findings, Frankie finds herself reluctantly caring for the man who left her twenty years earlier, while Hannah is relegated to the sidelines. How can Frankie forgive the man who abandoned her when she needed him most? And how can Hannah cope with the impending death of the man she’s loved for the past twenty years – especially now she is faced with the shattering truth that he has never stopped loving his first wife, Frankie?

Genre: Romance


“Those who like to run through a full box of tissues in an afternoon will be satisfied”

Publishers Weekly

“Readers who enjoy deeply emotional stories with a focus on relationships will be drawn to Handeland’s women’s fiction debut”


“An emotionally complex story … Give this one to fans of JoJo Moyes, along with a box of tissues”

Library Journal starred review

“A strikingly original and deftly crafted story that showcases author Lori Handeland's genuine talents as a novelist, JUST ONCE is a compelling read from first page to last.”

Midwest Book Review

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Just Once by Lori Handeland is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788833428th September 2018145 X 225mm336£20.99
Ebook978144830164520th December 2018N/A336$10.99
Ebook978144830164520th December 2018N/A336£8.99
Hardback - Large Print978072782992430th August 2019150 X 228mm528$36.95
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