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Saving You

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  52 reviews
One single mother. Three escaped pensioners. A road trip across the United States.

The new emotionally compelling page-turner by Australia's Charlotte Nash.

In their tiny pale green cottage under the trees, Mallory Cook and her five-year-old son, Harry, are a little family unit who weather the storms of life together. Money is tight after Harry's father, Duncan, abandoned t
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Published January 29th 2019 by Hachette Australia
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Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For most people travelling to work each day is just a chore, but not for Mallory Cook she looked forward to going to work at Silky Oaks. Interacting and caring for the elderly residents at Silky Oaks was a satisfying job and one in which, Mallory enjoyed.

Mallory worked hard not only at Silky Oaks, but also with raising her five year old son, Harry. Her husband, Duncan also worked hard at starting up his own business which Mallory also lent a helping hand in. The day her husband decides to aband
Absolutely brilliant! This will be one of my top reads for 2019!

Mallory Cook’s work at Silky Oaks with the elderly residents was rewarding, and she loved her job. Her greatest achievement though was her five-year-old son Harry. She was excited for his return from New York where he’d been for two weeks with his father for the Easter break. But the non-appearance of both Duncan, Mallory’s husband, and Harry at the Brisbane Airport was the beginning of a journey that would test everything Mallory h
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Touching, this is the perfect single word descriptor that I am able to attach to Saving You, the latest book from Charlotte Nash.

Saving You is a book with a strong beating heart. This meaningful motif adorns the front cover and it is an excellent representation of the story within the pages of this poignant piece of life lit.

With three pensioners on the run, an unforgettable road trip across the US, one woman’s determined quest to recover her son, Saving You
Dale Harcombe
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mallory and her young son Harry have become a family of two since Mallory’s husband, Duncan, cleared out to New York to expand his business. During the years prior to that Malory had worked more than one job at a time so he could get his business up and running. When Mallory goes to meet the plane that was supposed to bring Harry back after his trip to see his Dad in New York, she is left in astounded. No word to the contrary and no Harry. This determined mother takes off from her job as Silky O ...more
Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews

Saving You by Charlotte Nash. (2019).

Three escaped pensioners. One single mother. A road trip to rescue her son.
Mallory and her son Harry are a little family unit after Harry's dad Duncan left them to work in New York. But then Duncan fails to return Harry after a visit so Mallory gets on a plane. At the airport in America she runs into three escaped retirees and ends up on a road trip with them. Zadie, Ernie and Jock have their own
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know where to start this book is just amazing, what a road trip, what a romance and what an awesome story, Charlotte Nash has written a story that just streamed with emotions, heartache, feelings and love, a story that starts in Brisbane and ends in Brisbane but in between she takes us on a road trip across America from LA to New York, and you need to join this trip and just feel all of the emotions and get to know the characters that are so alive, clear the decks when you read this one ...more
Alicia Hope
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed everything about this book: the story line, characters, pace and writing style, the satisfying ending ... simply everything. :) I easily lost myself in this tale and gobbled it up with relish.

I've read and loved Charlotte Nash's rural stories and wondered if Saving You would be as good, being a different style of story. Well, I needn't have worried because Nash has proven yet again what a talented author she is. If only she could produce books at a faster clip - I'm already
Theresa Smith
‘She couldn’t find a silver lining in this. This life was all hard, unforgiving edges. Every hardship dug in, bruising until it hurt to think at all.’

I’ve read Charlotte Nash before and always enjoyed her novels, but Saving You is next level, like nothing she’s ever written before. I wanted to crawl into this novel and stay there. As I got closer to the end, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of loss; I just didn’t want to let this story go. There’s such a heartfelt honesty running through the pag
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Saving You’ by Aussie author Charlotte Nash initially had me perplexed - this looked to be a real departure from her usual storytelling. Having read and loved her, ‘The Paris Wedding’ (HERE) what would my thoughts be on this new style? Well, I am happy to report I loved it. Charlotte takes the reader on such a heartwarming venture that will take you from the crest of laughter to the trough of despair. What a rollercoaster!

There is just so much to love about this book - the main character, Mallo
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well….it has been a while since I read a book that I wanted to just keep holding on to after it finished – absolutely fantastic and highly recommend this delightful, heart-warming, beautiful story. A book about never giving up – from the very first page I was grabbed and didn’t want it to end. Fabulous characters, storyline and everything in between. Go and grab yourself a copy now!

✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
Copy received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

I have only read one other Charlotte Nash story previous to Saving You, however from just that one read I knew I was going to read more in the future.

Saving You is a beautiful story full of heartbreak, full of hope, full of love.

My heart hurts for Mallory as her douchey husband does really douchey things. I am also her biggest cheerleader as she takes life by the balls and embarks on an odyssey to get her son back.

And oh, how you can't he
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolutely delightful read, such a heart warming and romantic story - this is one you hold in your hands and hug close when its finished. It is a story of lost chances, fading memories and broken relationships and how to try to make things right, and even if you can't, how to give them your best shot. It was a hard journey for each character, each and every one of them were dealing with their own demons and Nash handled these sensitively and carefully. As a reader we developed a love ...more
Melissa Woods
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my....... this book is sensational. The strong protectiveness feelings of Mallory as a Mother and as carer really touched my heart. The fact that Mallory gave up everything (her job, her cottage and most of all, her feelings of despair to fly half way around the world, then drive half way across the continent to get her son back) was following what her heart needed to do. And falling in love again, made the story even more emotional. I believe this story is your best yet.
Leanne Lovegrove
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emotional, touching, heartwarming, beautiful- this book is all of these descriptors and more. It’s a fabulous story that will make you laugh and make you cry. I loved it.
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Another great read from the talented Charlotte Nash.
Lou Grimm
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: given-to-me
What an emotional read! And so filled with gut-wrenching imagery. Take an early airport scene as an example - it starts with Mallory waiting almost awkwardly, dressed to the nines and holding up a hand-made welcome home sign, where you kind of want to look the other way; and ends with 'cold, stomach-sinking disbelief' where you just want to give her a hug and let her cry on your shoulder.

Nash uses a tight narrative style, where every word counts and nothing is wasted (it's not until about a quar
An Aussie Book Nerd
To close a books’ pages and have that feeling of content that makes you audibly sigh, is quite the magical feeling. I felt as I was experiencing Mallory’s heartbreaks, triumphs, frustrations, and love with every turn of the page. The characters were 4 dimensional and authentic. The pace and writing style suited the story and its characters (although I don’t like I would have minded if it were a little slower because I didn’t want it to end to be honest), and I enjoyed the themes the story explor ...more
Bibliophile Lisa
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my 2019 favourite. I'm calling it early because this book was EVERYTHING!
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I read the description fast and I thought it said prisoners... Escaping with pensioners is a very different, very less exciting story...
Aug 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library
I really tried to like this book but it just couldn't grab my attention.
Aryani Siti
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting simple story for a quick weekend reading.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
What is this about?: Mallory is going to get her son back. She is going to walk up to her douchebag husband's new place in New York and take Harry back to Australia. But of course the way there is not the easiest of journeys.

What else is this about?: For Mal, it's about finding the strength she never realised she had to face an unsure future. For Jock, Ernie and Zadie it's about coming to terms with their past.

I tend to read and post book reviews out of order, so at the moment, I've been throug
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Saving You is the latest offering from Aussie author, Charlotte Nash. I was immediately drawn to Nash’s second contemporary novel with its cute cover of the red heart and toy car! With big themes of mother’s love, the aged care system and road trips, Saving You also explores PTSD, redemption and hope. Set in Brisbane and the U.S.A, Nash tells the story of single mother, Mallory, emotionally and sensitively.

Mallory is the parent of 5 year old Harry and an aged care worker. It is evident from the
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book had a profound effect on me, I could not stop thinking about it for a couple of days after I finished it. I also found it hard to choose my next book because I was still thinking about Mallory, AJ, Harry, Jock, Zadie and Ernie.

Mallory is the main character, the book starts with her married to Duncan who has moved to New York for work and her young son Harry is visiting his Dad. Mallory works in an aged care home and is trying to work her way up at work but her bright ideas and enthusia
Stacey Houllis
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My best read for the year so far. It is the story of mother who has recently been divorced from her husband and he is now living in New York. Her son is five years old. On holiday visit to his father in New York for two weeks her son is not returned to her as her ex husband decides to keep him and have custody of him. She decides to fly to New York to get him back. She works at a Retired village/ Nursing home. When she gets stranded in L.A. she finds three elderly residents that have escaped fro ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recently finished Charlotte Nash's new novel "Saving You" soon to be released in January 2019 & I enjoyed the readers journey immensely. This novel took me on a journey from Brisbane to the US of A, it made me laugh, made me cry and gave me food for thought about relationships and how easy they can break down, without the other aware of these such changes. By travelling the highways of the USA Mallory and her surprised companions find themselves re-discovering their lost memories & found ...more
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was one very heartwarming road trip. This road trip had to happen because Mallory's 5 year old son Harry spent some time with his dad in New York. Her ex husband was meant to return him to Brisbane but they didn't arrive as arranged. I loved reading of Mallory's desparate journey from Brisbane to New York to get her son back spending a week as the driver and carer for 3 elderly people who decided to escape from their aged care home and arrived at LA airport at the same time as Mallory. I al ...more
Betty Hanley Bath
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mallory a loving and desperate mother determined to get her son back from her husband in New York decides to fly half way around the world not knowing what adventures, ups and downs she will meet along the way. After landing in America she runs into 3 runaway pensioners which results in their adventurous road trip across the country with many discoveries, emotions and tears shed during their travels. Meeting the mysterious biker AJ, what an Guardian Angel he turned out to be, the start of a bloo ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great story. I laughed and cried throughout the book. Imagine 3 escapees from an aged care facility, one who has early Alzheimer’s, travelling across USA in a rental car. Add to that a broken hearted mother whose nasty husband has taken her 5 yo son Harry to America without her permission so she is off to find Harry and bring him home. This book has it all, sadness, humour, a rogue bikie, a nasty husband, a wedding, funeral and the list goes on! First book I’ve read by this author and ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. I've never before stopped to read a book quite like this, and only gave this one any time at all because the author was one of my tutors at university. This book, though... This book floored me. I was afraid I wasn't going to like it at first—that I wouldn't care for the story, the characters, or anything else really—but no. Turns out I loved everything about this book. The romance. The drama. All of it. And because I can't think right now of any other way to s ...more
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Charlotte Nash was born in England and grew up in the sunny Redland Shire of Brisbane. Obsessed with horses and riding, she began stealing her mother's Jilly Cooper novels at the age of thirteen, and has been enthusiastic for romance ever since. Always a little unconventional, she took a meandering path to writing through careers in engineering and medicine, including stints building rockets and a ...more
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