just finished reading

It's not a prequel nor is it a sequel, but it's a companion book which can stand alone, to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. This time, the story is told from Queenie Hennessy's perspective. It took awhile to get into it, but Queenie is a very human character. Told through flashbacks to the four years Queenie worked with, and secretly loved, Harold Fry to the ending of her life in hospice. The secondary characters at the hospice were rich. There is a tender sense of inevitability in this story--set at a hospice.

From the publisher:
When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait?

A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for twenty years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, 'Even though you've done your travelling, you're starting a new journey too.'

Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was the beginning.

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