Author: Katherine Markland
Release Date: August 2021
If only he’d told her is the story of Emma, who at the age of 32, loses her boyfriend to cancer. Their relationship before his death, though, was diffi cult, and Emma is left with one important unanswered question – did he really love her?
Beginning at the funeral, the story moves forwards in time as she comes to terms with her loss, and backwards in time as Emma untangles a complex relationship overshadowed by a terminal illness. Tested to breaking point, she and Mark demonstrate the courage and kindness they have for each other, but also the courage and kindness that they both need, and only by understanding the love that they shared, will Emma be able to move forward. From the loss and emptiness surrounding death, the injustice of illness and failed treatment, to the hope and strength provided by love, this is an emotional, but ultimately uplifting account, with elements that will speak to us all.
This is a story of the strength and tenderness in all of us, but the need for strength and tenderness too.
About the Author
Katherine Markland lives in Dorset with her two cats. At the age of 32, she lost her boyfriend to cancer. Based largely on her own true story, If only he’d told her recounts her journey through grief, to find that love does exist after all. Written from her own recollections, her interpretation of these, and some fictional additions, her journey was aided by the writing process, and she hopes the finished product may aid others too.
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