Stand By Me: The uplifting and heartbreaking novel you need to read this year

They’ll always have each other…won’t they?

Lisa and Elliot have been best friends ever since the day they met as children. Popular, bright and sporty, Lisa was Elliot’s biggest supporter when the school bullies made his life a misery, and for that, he will always be grateful.

Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive, and she’s so tired she can’t think straight. So when Elliot knocks on the door, looking much better than she remembers, she can’t help but be delighted to see her old friend again.

With Elliot back in their lives, Lisa’s family problems begin to improve – he’s like the fairy godmother she never had. As their bond deepens, she realises how much she’s missed him, and prays that this is one friendship that will last a lifetime. But sometimes, life has other ideas…

A heartwarming story perfect for fans of Keith Stewart and Jojo Moyes, that will leave you with a tear in your eye but hope in your heart.

Amazon Reviews:

Stand By Me was such a beautifully written story about love and friendship, it was so heart warming, I enjoyed every minute of it. – Shirley

A touching story with a hint of fantasy about Lisa, whose family life is all falling apart.. her childhood friend Elliott shows up randomly and is determined to help make things better – like she always did for him as a child. They are glad to have reconnected but time is ticking… – Tracy

Stand By Me was such an emotional roller coaster of a read. S.D. Robertson is an extremely talented writer. I think what I appreciated most was her ability to take me on a journey through a friendship – starting from small children to and through adulthood. The characters are complex and layered with clear voices and I connected instantly and easily. If you like to have your emotions tweaked while reading, this entertaining novel will fit the bill. Its a lovely story about the power and durability of true friendship. I am so looking forward to reading ,more from this superb author, definitely going on auto-buy list! – Janet

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