• Eight Perfect Hours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lia Louis
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of the Best Feel-Good Books of 2021 by the Washington Post 

“I read Eight Perfect Hours in one sitting, in four perfect hours, because I couldn’t bear to put it down without knowing the ending.” (Jodi Picoult, number one New York Times best-selling author)

In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans. From the acclaimed author of the “swoon-worthy…rom-com” (The Washington Post) Dear Emmie Blue.

On a snowy evening in March, 30-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone.

All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence.

With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louis’s “bold, standout voice” (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate.

©2021 Lia Louis. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group. All rights reserved.
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  • Categories: Romance

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Best Christmas Novel Ever!

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a Christmas novel that wasn’t all Hallmark hokey! This was so believable with a mix of sadness, hope, and reality. Excellently written and kept me wanting more throughout the entire book! Hated to have it end.

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So much more than a romance

This book is so much more than it appears. It does an amazing job at portraying mental illness, in particular anxiety and depression. I love all of these characters. I devoured this in a day and I’ve recommended it to several people already ❤️

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Eight perfect hours

Hits you on all of your emotion points . Great book that reminds us all at we should live life to the fullest

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I would have given it 6 stars if I could

I loved it, I can’t even put into words. So touching and sweet but not saccharine. Also a gut wrenching performance by the narrator. This one will stay with me for a while. Lia Louis has become one of my favorite authors.

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American accent is not good

The beginning started pretty good. Emma Powell's version of a man's voice seemed a stretch. Her version of an American accent was just plain terrible. So listening to her do an American male voice turned into a bit of a trial. The story also seemed to drag a bit long. So I was relieved when it finally got to its predictable ending. I think I would've enjoyed this story more if I read it. I could've skipped over some of the sappy parts and had better voices in my head for all the men!

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There are redeeming qualities that made this decent. I stopped listening for a while because it felt tedious to listen too, but I came back to it and enjoyed a lot of it. I think a better job could’ve been done to have us feel thx connection between the love interests. More was made of the meetings than showing us the feelings between them. I couldn’t really tell whether Sam was feeling it or not most of the time.

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Wish I can get my credit back

I’m about to stop listening to this book. I dislike the narrator and story! 100% regret this purchase.

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My lord how awful

The main character is so dull it’s a wonder she manages to catch the eye of a vaguely interesting manboy savior. Urgh. I just kept thinking it might get better and it never did.

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Dislike this book. Ordered by mistake but thought I would give it a try. Want to return it and get my credit back.

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Sweet story

A serendipitous story that keeps you rooting for the characters. It addresses many feelings people have about loss, survivors guilt, break ups, family, and friends.