Dear Lily, by Drew Davies, is about learning to love and taking chances.
The summary says: "Dear Lily, It's me, Joy, your much wiser and (very slightly) older sister. I thought I'd start a new tradition of letter writing - now that we're long distance.
On the plane over here, I began to cry in seat 21C. I think the magnitude of it finally hit me, after everything that happened...
I haven't even unpacked yet - the only thing I've taken out of my suitcase is Harville, your beloved childhood teddy. Sorry for stealing him, but I need him more than you do. Every time I look at that little brown bear I think about our childhood. Remember that dance we made up to Annie's 'It's a Hard Knock Life'? (Remember the broom choreography?)
I'm also sorry for abandoning you - I've always been your agony aunt, and a buffer in your infamous shouting matches with Mum. But I had to leave, Lily, I had to.
Anyway, I'm here now. I'm here to start over, and to face up to the past. I want to learn to laugh again, and to find someone to love who will maybe even love me back. You always told me I was just getting by, not actually living, so I'm finally doing it. Wish me luck, little sister.
Love, Joy x
A beautiful book-club read for anyone who has ever hit rock bottom, longed for a fresh start, or needed to heal a broken, aching heart." Dear Lily is out in May 2019.