To Be A Man by Roger Knowles
This is billed as "a love story... but with a difference". As a love story (difference or otherwise) it was a very compelling read. I read it non stop this morning.
It's written from three people's point a view, Martin, Lisa and Martin's mum. You knew where the story was going right from the beginning, but I wanted to be part of the journey. My heart felt for Martin and Lisa, but understood that times were different 40-odd years ago. No mobile phones or internet. Just the postman and home phones. I so wanted to bang their heads together and tell them "just talk to him/her". It wasn't mawkish, just a story of what could have been.
I really enjoyed this and did have to have a good nose blow at the end (tmi )