Due for publication in paperback, eBook and audio in 2020, the rights to Little Wishes were snapped up by Editorial Director of Trapeze, Phoebe Morgan.
The story follows Elizabeth and Tom and their enduring love of over 50 years:
It’s never too late to chase a love you lost…
It has been fifty years since Elizabeth fell in love with Tom, and just as many since she last saw him. She is still in love with him, and is sure he still loves her too, thanks to the small blue crocus delivered to her doorstep every year in line with a promise he once made. She has kept every little note bound to those flowers, each written as a wish for the life they could have shared.
But when on the 50th anniversary the blue flower fails to arrive, she fears something has happened to the love of her life. For the first time in almost half a century, she endeavours to find out what has happened to Tom; to find out whether the love they once shared can possibly be rekindled?
Faced with the knowledge that they have only a little time left, she vows to fulfil as many of his wishes as she can. But Elizabeth is scared that her efforts risk uncovering the shameful secret she has been keeping her whole life… Can she continue to hide the truth, or will she have the courage to finally make their dreams come true?
Little Wishes has sold to Giunti in Italy in a pre-empt and to German rights have sold to Heyne.
Phoebe Morgan said of the acquisition: “Michelle has blown me away with her beautiful writing and evocative storytelling; Little Wishes is a story that can stand the test of time and her characters really demonstrate what it means for true love to last forever. Cornwall is the perfect setting and the timeslip nature of the novel draws you in and keeps you guessing until the end. I know readers will fall head over heels in the same way I have.”
Michelle said is looking forward to “being part of such a successful team” and “was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown for the manuscript”.
Michelle is the author of two psychological thrillers published by Headline which have been translated into 15 languages. Currently based in Cyprus, she works full-time as a writer, and part-time as a scientist.