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Sean je vjerovao da ima savršen život – u braku je s Belle i ima krasnu kćerkicu Amy koja je njegova najveća radost. No kad Belle prizna da se viđa s drugim muškarcem i zatraži od Seana da napusti kuću, on postaje posve izgubljen i emocionalno slomljen.
Fan radi u knjižari u gradu Bathu i živi sa sinom Connorom koji boluje od blage cerebralne paralize. Fan obožava svog sina
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Mass Market Paperback, Knjiga dostupna svima 46, 301 pages
Published 2011 by Znanje, Zagreb (first published January 21st 2010)
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Vicki
Feb 08, 2010 Vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read and adored Louise Douglas' debut novel, The Love Of My Life and so when I saw she had a new book coming out this month, it went straight to the top of my wish list. I wasn't disappointed, as again Douglas delivers a story that will take you on an emotional roller coaster and keep you completely absorbed.

The development of the relationship between Fen and Sean is stunning, but what I really loved reading was the relationship between Sean and his daughter Amy. She is only six when her pare
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Holly
May 08, 2011 Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I won't give you a synopsis of the book, many have done that. I was kinda hesitant to write a negative review on this book because most people that have read it have thought it good. OK, I do have to warn I am 15 so that is probably why my opinion defers considerably.

The first thing I noticed was the lack of imagery, not the garden, we had lots of description of the garden but the people themselves. At the end of the book I had no idea what Sean looks like or Fen, in fact. It's not that I have
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Malcolmaffleck
Jul 20, 2013 Malcolmaffleck rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Having left my kindle unsecured, I returned home to see that my son had managed to buy this book. Unfortunately, I'm not very impressed with his taste in books. The plot is not only obvious from almost the end of the first chapter, but the main female character - Fen - is remarkably annoying, always questioning herself and what others are thinking of her. Unfortunately, there is a flashback scene where she is at a festival that shows her as a remarkably different type of person - there is a plot ...more
Vox
Jun 19, 2015 Vox rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sean is having a bad week. His wife not only kicked him to the curb, she did so because she is having an affair with her older professor. Out Sean goes, leaving behind his beloved daughter and the woman he thought he'd be with forever. For all that Sean lacks in intuitiveness and romantic gestures, he nonetheless is a man who thought he had it all figured out. He has the beautiful wife, the beautiful daughter, the beautiful home, and what he thought was a beautiful wife.

Fen, meanwhile, knows her
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Anne Wilson
Bit disappointed story was good but thought it was very long winded could have been told in half the time :-(
Tanya
Apr 01, 2015 Tanya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This to me was the book form of a slow-moving foreign film, maybe with subtitles, hazy imagery and 1930s dress. A lot of people would love it, but it just wasn't for me. The blurb on the book is there and accurate. It is told in 3rd person, which did nothing to endear me to the characters honestly. The beginning was especially hard with nearly no dialog and characters even thinking in third person.

I found it slow moving and dull, neither character particularly dynamic or compelling to me. The w
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Ivana
Nov 09, 2011 Ivana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The writing style of MISSING YOU is fascinating. Douglass goes into minute details in her descriptions. At times, the author is even surprisingly poetic. Douglas managed to escape a lot of clichés from romantic genre. Not all of them, but that would be unreasonable to expect.

The plot is almost completely predictable (to me that is, it may not be to everyone). That goes for the end as well. There were a few pleasant surprises along the way, though. Characterization is decent. The characters have
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Vanessa Wester
I rated this book a 3 because even though it is a lovely story and I read in in two days... it was not a story that made me feel good. Escapism is important to me as a reader!

It deals with a lot of difficult issues. Adultery, separation, children with difficulties, loneliness, guilt, accidental death, trajedy... and true love. The kind of love that means something and matters.

So even though it brought these difficult topics together in a very clever and unique manner it was not the kind of book
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Anne
Mar 11, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always dread reading a second book in case it doesn't live up to expectations, and having absolutely loved The Love of my Life I was quite worried about reading this one. If you're the same, stop worrying now. I loved this book, gave me the same heartbreaking achy feeling as her last, lovely "real" characters and a love story for real people who live real lives. Sean's relationship with his daughter Amy is beautifully drawn. Although the story turns a tad silly at times - the secret from the p ...more
Paula Sealey
Aug 17, 2013 Paula Sealey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fen, a single mum to her son Connor carries a secret with her. A secret that clouds her life. Sean finds himself single again after his wifes affair, and moves into Fens house as a lodger. Their friendship slowly turns into something more, but past and present events conspire to keep them apart.

Another excellent read from Louise Douglas. I adore her style of writing, there is just the right amount of beautiful description to have you thoroughly engrossed in the place or person she is portraying
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Kristina
Aug 24, 2015 Kristina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2015
Missing You by Louise Douglas is a typical romance novel with a very small mystery (not really) element. Sean comes home from work to find his wife waiting for him at the door with his belongings. She wants him to move out. They have been married for eleven years and have a daughter named Amy. Belle has met and fallen in love with another man (an older man who is a writer). After staying in tacky motel rooms, Sean is told about a room to let by his colleague, Lina.

Fen Weller lives on her own wi
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Sarah
Apr 20, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I really enjoyed this book, I tend to read a lot of books that are fast paced and it was lovely to read a book that is at a slower, gentler pace..

This book is a lovely story about the two main characters Fen, single mum of Connor, and Sean who has just found out his wife has been having an affair. Sean having to leave the family home chances upon a room that is for rent in Fen's home. As the two become more familiar with each other their relationship grows into more than a land lady and a lodger
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Helen
Jan 21, 2013 Helen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The basic story idea was good here, but it was written in such a tedious way, I couldn't get into it at all. EVERYTHING was spelt out for the reader, there was absolutely no subtlety at all.
Unfortunately, both Fen and Sean (the two main characters) were rather unlikeable, and I didn't believe in their relationship.

I can see that Louise Douglas can write, and has good ideas, so I will try another of her books to see if it's any better. This was poor.
Loretta Milan
Apr 16, 2015 Loretta Milan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Missing You opens as Sean returns home, flowers in hand, to try and save the marriage he had thought was perfect but his wife had not. He is sent packing nonetheless. With nowhere to go, a colleague arranges for him to lodge with Fen, a female friend of hers. The story then follows Sean’s struggle to move on from his separation, becoming more than a lodger in the process.

I’ve read many break-up stories from a woman’s perspective and I admire Louise Douglas for tackling that of a man’s. The story
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Nikolina
Apr 05, 2014 Nikolina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well... At first I thought this is one of those wannabe Sparks books. But at the end it was just ok.
I mean, story was fine, but something was missing, something deeper to make me fall into this story.
And this is, for me, one of those books where title doesn't have anything to do with story.

So, I'm giving you 2 stars.
Deana
Apr 07, 2015 Deana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Claudia
Az eleje kissé unalmasan indult. Aztán egész kellemessé vált, de izgalmas nem tudott lenni. Az egész nagyon előre látható volt, minden mozzanat kiszámítható és hétköznapi.

Lehet, hogy bennem van a hiba, de én olvasáskor nem a szomszéd pasi sztoriját akarom olvasni, akit elhagyott a felesége.
Sean eleinte kicsit tétova, nem is érti mi történt, bizonytalan. Majd közelebbi kapcsolatba kerül a főbérlőjével, és mire minden majdnem jó lenne, a feleség meggondolja magát……

Még szerencse, hogy a vége HEA,
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Zoe
Dec 08, 2015 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A straight-forward read based on a failed marriage (Sean's) and a lonely mother of one with a big secret (Fen). Both come together when Fen advertises for a lodger and Sean has no choice but to accept due to being kicked out of the family home.

Obviously Fen and Sean fall in love along the way but for me, the relationship was totally unbelievable, false and actually quite irritating. A total wrong match. Fen's 'big secret' was an almighty let-down in the sense that it was prolonged and kept quie
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Jody - A Spoonful of Happy Endings
Review first posted on my blog: http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

Fen hasn't had it easy, which is why she prefers to lead a quiet life together with her son Connor. She enjoys her job working in a local book shop, but mainly keeps to herself the rest of the time, afraid getting close to other people will only hurt her in the end. Sean is lucky enough to have everything he ever wanted in life: a great job, a beautiful wife, and a wonderful daughter named Amy. But then Belle suddenly reveal
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Nicola Hession-Kent
I only persevered with this book as I don't like leaving a book once started.
I found Missing You very difficult to get in to. The characters I didn't find all that likeable and that's never a good thing. In most books I can picture the characters well, but Fen no. I still have no idea what she looked like, just got an overwhelming impression of her lack of self confidence and her almost weird love for her son and brother. Sean on the other hand felt more real. I understood his character more bu
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Kezza22
Aug 06, 2010 Kezza22 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
It was a good read although I did find it a bit slow to get into! Loved the characters but wish she had expanded it more at the end!
Mallory Heart Reviews [Year of Cthulhu-#Vote Cthulhu]
Review: MISSING YOU by Louise Douglas

An endearing and engrossing, relatable story of two individuals locked in grief, who, except for circumstances, or chance, or fate, would never have met. Sean, a surveyor, has been forbidden his home and child by his infidelitous spouse. Fen, a bookshop employee in Bath, rents a residence from one of Sean's office colleagues. She raises a young son with cerebral palsy. Fen also harbors a deep and ugly secret. What begins as an economic necessity for both Fen
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Sue
Jul 08, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2015
This is the story of two lonely people, one with a stressful past, and the other with a difficult current situation. Each has a young child. The story switches between their viewpoints, charting their growing friendship and more.

There’s not a whole lot of plot; the mystery surrounding the past isn’t as terrible as it might have been; the issues in the present are resolved, more-or-less. The book is primarily about coming to terms with the past, and the need for honesty, while making wise decisi
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Fluffychick
Sean’s seemingly perfect life crumbles when his adored wife Belle throws him out to start a new life with the Other. Sean had no idea of his wife’s unhappiness and struggles to cope without her and his young daughter, Amy. He rents a room in a house with Fen and her little boy Connor. Fen leads a secluded life based on work and the care of her boy. She’s moved away from family and friends to hide a guilty secret involving her brother. Both characters have difficulties in moving on but circumstan ...more
Kate
Sep 02, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had previously read The Love of My Life by this author and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to read more from her, when I saw this eBook on Amazon at a great price I couldn’t resist.

The beginning set the scene well, there was an overall feeling of sadness throughout the book and to see Sean’s heartbreaking situation so early on instantly made me feel sorry for him. Fen was very nervous about something and repeatedly mentioned Tomas and Joe, at that point I had no idea who they were and I made
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Yvonne
Oct 20, 2013 Yvonne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found Missing You very different from the 2 newer books by Louise Douglas. In Her Shadows & The Secrets Between Us were gripping & kept me guessing & flipping.

Missing You was a tad more 'realistic'.
Though the story was slower, I'm hooked on it from chapter 3 or 4 onwards & want to know where it will lead to. I had naively expected Sean to leave, more permanently, thus the title Missing You. :)

I'm puzzled if her brother passed or not & if his missing, or even death, really
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Michelle Kirby
A tale of two dysfunctional souls, Fen and Sean, who meet as Sean becomes Fen's lodger. Both have children, both are damaged and both need each other. It is Sean's story that dominates first- as we see the breakdown of his marriage as his wife, Belle, coldly confesses to an affair (with 'The Other') and requests Sean leave the family home and find somewhere else to live. Heartbroken and disbelieving, Sean rents a room in Fen's house and slowly but surely stops pining for Belle, while he strikes ...more
Anne
Jul 16, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished this on my train journey today and heaved a sigh of relief that Louise Douglas has come up trumps again, although I do think I preferred The Love of My Life, this one really is another excellent read.

I was absorbed by the story from page one and fell in love with Sean straight away - Douglas certainly can draw some wonderful characters, both Sean and Fen were very realistic, if somewhat flawed in places - but hey, how many of us arent?

The story develops alongside the budding relations
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Sarah
Apr 07, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Missing You was an okay book but is is not one I would want to read again. Sean and Fen both seemed like wimpy characters to me. They were both willing so give in to circumstances and not live their lives and I really disliked that in a books characters. True as the book went on the grew but the book moved so slow I had given up hope for them by the time they actually became interesting characters. As for the storyline it was interesting but not great. For me this book is three out of five star ...more
Lynda Kelly
Apr 28, 2013 Lynda Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my second book by this author but I preferred the Love of My Life. This was good too but I wasn't as gripped by it as the other one. It was still a good story although I did get a bit aggravated now and then by the protagonists !!
It's about a girl called Fen who lets her spare room out to a guy called Sean, recently kicked out of the family home by his wife. Nothing too earth-shattering but a nice story and we all need those in our lives from time to time.
For some reason this author Amer
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