Hodder pre-empts for love story

Rights - Fiction Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The Sight of You by Holly Miller is 'a cross between Me Before You and The Time Traveler's Wife'

Editorial director Kimberley Atkins pre-empted for world rights in The Sight of You and a second
novel by author Holly Miller from Rebecca Ritchie at AM Heath, the book described as an 'unforgettable and moving high-concept love story, pitched as a cross between Me Before You and The Time Traveler's Wife.'

The Sight of You will publish in hardback in 2020 as a lead title on the Hodder & Stoughton list.

According to the acquisition statement: 'It tells the story of Joel and Callie, two strangers who are perfect for each other. But Joel lives with a secret: since he was seven-years-old, he’s been having dreams about the people he loves – dreams that always come true. And when Joel and Callie’s love story is just beginning, Joel sees a vision of how it is going to end.'

Atkins said: "I raced through The Sight of You in one sitting – it is a devastatingly brilliant portrayal of a relationship, and of how scary it can be to let yourself fall in love. It’s the perfect reading group novel that is heart-breaking, timeless and completely original. I am so excited to work with the hugely talented Holly Miller and to share this book with the world."

Miller (pictured) said: "I'm so thrilled to be working with Kimberley and the whole team at Hodder and am honoured to be joining their incredible list. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect home for The Sight of You – I’ve truly been bowled over by the team's enthusiasm and passion for the book."

Ritchie said: "The Sight of You is such a special novel that reminds me of the first time I read One Day, and I am so delighted to have united Holly Miller with Kimberley Atkins and the Hodder team who are the perfect publisher to launch her internationally. I can’t wait for readers to discover Holly’s writing and fall for Joel and Callie in the way we all have."

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