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The Sight of You

(The Sight of You #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  2,670 ratings  ·  538 reviews
The Light We Lost meets How to Walk Away in this romantic and page-turning American debut that poses a heartbreaking question: Would you choose love, if you knew how it would end?

"Unique and breathtaking and painful and broken and perfect . . . just like love. I'm still crying, yet all I want to do is settle down and read it again." --Jodi Picoult

Joel has sworn off falling
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Published June 9th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Major Spoiler Alert*

The Sight of You excels because of its ensemble of strong robust characters and the paranormal elements that drive the narrative.

Miller wrote a tightly plotted story where, Joel, our MC, serves as the pivot around whom the other characters oscillate. Notwithstanding the blatant foreshadowing at the onset of the book, I was happy to embark on the journey with Callie and Joel and, to a lesser degree, Finn; even though it was a foregone conclusion that either one of the two ma
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-cute
This great book isn’t out yet, but you need to preorder this for sure.

This isn’t a soppy romance or full of sex and lust, it’s a purely remarkable sad but uplifting tale in the entire meaning of love. Self sacrificing love at its upmost. And yes, it will most probably make you cry big tears yet also with a contented smile on your face.

This was so well written, I sure had a job to put this down at times so I could get on with other things that needed my attention, yet, I couldn’t wait to get back
3 stars for a great, tug at your heartstrings debut!

A very emotional story that asks an interesting question. How would you live your life if you knew what would happen to your loved ones?

Joel and Callie are strangers who have a meet cute in a local coffee shop where Callie works. Joel is an empty human being who is blessed with the curse of being able to see the future of his loved ones. He has struggled his entire adult life with how to cope with this "gift". He has sworn off any real romantic
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was completely enthralled with this book. It is a love story but also so much more, it’s written in such a beautiful way that will capture your heart and make you laugh and cry!!

Joel meets Callie in the cafe she works in and they are instantly attracted to each other. Joel is scared to get involved with anyone as he has dreams about his loved ones that come true. Joel cannot fight his attraction with Callie and they start dating.

The romance between Callie and Joel is so touching and I was des
Fiction Addition Angela
I'm not sure were to start with this one. I absolutely adored it.
To start off with its not entirely my favourite genre of book - maybe with whats going on in the world I wanted to escape, and escape I did. I am not much for soppy and romance but I was somehow drawn to this book and lets say it did not disappoint.
This is truly a page turning debut - so much so I had to stop and check that this in fact was Holly Millers first book.
This is going to be a summer sell out - we are not talking sex or
Jun 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Joel has taken time off from his job and is suffering from stress and insomnia.
He meets Callie a waitress at the local cafe and they begin a friendship.
A slow burning romantic novel with some good characters.
Thank you to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review
Dora Koutsoukou
The synopsis was calling my name!
Joel has been having prophetic dreams, what’s going to happen to people he loves, days, weeks, years down the line. Then he meets Callie, they fall in love and later he has a bad dream regarding her...
This emotional and heartbreaking story was my cup of tea.

I wanted to read about Joel and Callie but there were so many friends and relatives involved in details, filling the pages, and my interest was lost.
I thought that these characters wouldn’t suddenly disappear
Jennifer Blankfein
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ending this one in a barrel of tears! Touches the heart like Me Before You and gives the feeling of desperation like One Day....a great read for me! Full review and author interview to come on Book Nation by Jen. ...more
Rachel Hall
A compelling “what if” question lies at the crux of Holly Miller’s poignant and life-affirming debut which explores the concept of whether it is possible to love someone wholeheartedly given the knowledge of how and when it will end. Despite the quirky scenario the novel is surprisingly thought-provoking and a bittersweet look at selfless love and the importance of living in the moment.

Thirty-five-year-old former vet, Joel Morgan, is difficult to get close to and keeping his guard when he meets
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that take a bit of time to get over them and this one is asking for a couple of days… even though this novel is so bittersweet in the end, I want to keep it alive in my head for a little bit longer. Ever since I read The Man Who Didn’t Call I’ve been searching for a novel to match it, a novel that could make me feel the same way and I had to wait until this one to finally find it, The Sight Of You is the answer to my quest. I felt my throat closing up and a single tear ...more
4.5/ 5 stars

The Sight of You is listed as book one in The Sight of You series (listed as two books). However there is no cliffhanger. And the story ends with a complete ending.

The story takes place in the UK. The book is sort of Contemporary Fiction, mixed with Women's Fiction, mixed with Romance.

The book has two narrators: Joel (35) and Callie (34). Both are 1st person POVs.

The book is divided into parts. The book starts with a very interesting prologue. It is some type of letter and it is from
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Joel is a loner. Since childhood, he has had dreams that always come true. His dreams are only about those he loves so he keeps his circle small. He avoids romance and has few friends. Some dreams reveal happy news to come, some foresee bad things that can be avoided with some creative warnings. Others show future illnesses and tragedies.

When Joel meets Callie, there is an immediate attraction he tries to resist as Joel fears that if he falls in love, he may dream of something tragic about Call
May 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off this review by saying that I am in the clear minority on this book. There are a lot of 5 star reviews, but ultimately, this one just wasn't for me.

The beginning started out strong and I was immediately interested in Joel's story and his dreams. But then, well, things just got predictable. I will be the first to admit that Me Before You moved me to tears, so I was really looking forward to this story. There was beautiful women and handsome men and a picture perfect love story whe
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Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful love story and heartbreaking moments but like in real life, these characters are the perfect examples of how many people are going through their life with love and happiness being the priority of everything they do.
We all want to be clairvoyant at least one time in life and maybe to even know when and how this life will end but would you believe it if you’re finding that out? Would you take every opportunity to get to do all the things you want in life? Or would you just carry on li
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Holly Miller has become one of my new favourite authors! I'm so pleased that this book caught my eye and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to read an advanced review copy in staves via The Pigeonhole.

This wonderful début is a truly beautiful story. Callie and Joel meet one day at the coffee shop where Callie works, and they bond over the double espressos and drømmekage (Danish 'dream cake'). They fall deeply in love but Joel has a gift, or a curse, depending on your point of view - he
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful book. The poignancy of it floored me. Holly Miller has a glorious talent for writing and for engaging the reader.

I could not put this book down once I started reading it. It is a tale of true love. Love that can be blighted by the protagonist Joel’s having dreams that foretell the future. He only dreams about people whom he knows and loves. This causes him to become somewhat of a hermit.

He meets Callie. Everything changes re his resolution to avoid loved ones as he falls in
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joel is single and adamant to remain so. But then he meets Callie and decides maybe he will break his rule. Callie has lost someone she loved recently so she is also reluctant to let someone in, but as the two get to know each other, it is clear they have found love. Just when their future seems bright, Joel's secret comes between them. He dreams about the people he loves and the dreams always come true. Sometimes they are good, sometimes neutral and sometimes devastating. He dreams about Callie ...more
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most important thing you need to know about The Sight of You by Holly Miller is that I bloody loved it. Like LOVE loved it. I was smitten from the get-go. By Miller's writing. By her characters. I was in love. I note a quote from Beth O'Leary inside the book and think it's reminiscent of her book (I also loved) The Flatshare, which offers readers a growing relationship from both a male and female perspective. This does the same and Miller's written it in a way that Joel and Callie are funny, ...more
But our eyes intermittently find each other, satellites across a solar system, and whenever they do, my stomach ripples with stars.

I'm truly conflicted about my feelings for The Sight of You. You know when you meet someone and they're pretty much the whole package, and you really should be fine with their little imperfections—yet something still doesn't quite mesh? Maybe it's a chemistry thing, because I wanted to love this book SO much. I wanted it to mean so much more to me than it did.

Ali Kennedy
Oh this book will make you fall in love and break your heart at the same time!

I honestly cannot fault it.

The prose is beautiful and sometimes I just had to stop and really read a sentence to take in how well written it was.

The character development is fantastic and we go on a real journey with the two main characters; Callie and Joel. Not only that, but they are supported by a cast of characters who are very well developed and distinctive in their own right; despite sometimes not featuring too
Tabassum Irin (whatirinreads)
The haunting tagline of The Sight of You – “Would you choose love if you knew how it would end?” was what made me interested when I stumbled upon this book on bookstagram. I am a lover of romance novels and I really liked how the author took a different approach to this genre through The Sight of You. Even though the book broke me, the beautiful story of Callie and Joel will forever stay in my heart. The conversions between Callie and Joel, the little moments they shared, warmed my heart. I love ...more
Gem ~ Bee
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a clever book, well written and with so much emotion and soul
I loved it
KitKat The #BookNerd KBbookreviews
The Sight Of You, by Holly Miller is a heart-breaking story of love, life and loss.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Synopsis: Joel vows never to fall in love, until he meets Callie. The two give each other a new perspective on life and love, and challenge each other to become their best selves. But Joel lives in constant fear, his dreams are accurate visions of the future and one night he dreams of Callie. Can the two move on from this? Can they continue to live normally knowing what the future holds?

Becky Sumner
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an extremely emotional story to read. Very different to other books I have read.
This is the story of 2 people so much in love but something stops them being together for ever... That's Joel. He loves Callie and she loves him
A really beautiful story. The reason I gave it 4 stars is for me some parts felt a little dragged out and a little boring for me.
The book itself is a great book and I would still recommend it
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
T. Rosado
4 Stars

I enjoyed this one. It was romance with a subtle PNR twist. Romantic, frustrating, heartbreaking, hopeful, and bittersweet. I was prepared, but it still made me cry a little. I didn't feel that it had perfect plotting, but the writing still kept me reading. The title says it's book 1, so I'm curious if this will be a series with interconnected characters or loosely connected via setting or circumstances? Regardless, I liked the writing and will definitely read more by this author.
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Sight of You seemed like a light, easy read at first. I soon realised it’s a book laced through with emotion and anguish, but is very readable.

The protagonists – Joel and Callie – are incredibly likable, and I enjoyed following how they met and the difficult decisions they had to make afterwards. The book alternates between Joel and Callie throughout and I loved being in both of their heads equally. The Sight of You is definitely a book that makes you think
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sight of You is a fabulous book, a slow burner yet leaving you almost breathless by the conclusion. This is not your usual romance novel - yes, there is Joel and Callie meeting and falling in love - but the twist is really quite unique. His future visions bring this love story to a whole new level and one must really read it to fully appreciate it. With alternative viewpoints from both Callie and Joel, the story flows well and will keep you engaged right through to the climactic ending.

Nicola Mackenzie-Smaller
What a lovely book. It feels like it has the potential to become the new “Me before You”; a well-written, missed opportunity romance which brings you to tears by the end.
Joel used to be a vet. He walks dogs for old ladies and tries to keep away from any attachments, because he has dreams about the people he loves and they come true. He’s haunted by missed opportunities and barely coping with his day-to day life.
Callie is running a coffee shop. She’s grieving the loss of one of her best friends
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