The Second Love of My Life, the debut novel by Victoria Walters, centres around a woman getting over the loss of her first love. The summary says: "In the Cornish town of Talting, everyone is famous for something. Until recently Rose was known for many things: her infectious positivity; her unique artistic talent; and her devotion to childhood sweetheart Lucas. But two years ago that changed in one unthinkable moment. Now, Rose is known for being the young woman who became a widow aged just twenty-four. Though Rose knows that life must go on, the thought of carving out a new future for herself is one she can barely entertain. Until a newcomer, Robert, arrives in Talting for the summer... Can Rose allow herself the chance to love again?" The Second Love of My Life is out in April 2016.
Short story The Summer I Met You is the prequel to Victoria Walters' novel The Second Love of My Life. The summary says: "It wasn't love at first sight. It was a summer of love... When Emma leaves her Cornish hometown of Talting for a summer in Devon, the last thing she dreams of is falling in love. But sometimes the people who affect us the most come along when we least expect it. As the summer comes to the end, will it herald the start of something that could last for ever?"