We’re delighted that On the Bright Side (Welbeck Publishing) is out in print and audiobook today!

Nell Carter likes to write about real people – the dust and dirt that layer their relationships and the light and shade that make them laugh and cry. This heartfelt novel about recently divorced Claire and cynical Jack does exactly that.

There’s been a huge amount of excitement in the run-up of this publication. Nell will be interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire, Devon, Sussex, Surrey, Cornwall and Bristol in the coming few days, and her highly anticipated blog tour starts on today. Be sure to check out her blog tour dates below, and join her as she discusses all things On the the Bright Side:

She also ran a competition on Twitter last week to win signed copies of her debut!



Praise for On the Bright Side has been incredibly positive:

‘Big. Beautiful. Incredible. A moving story of personal strength and learning to love yourself’Anton Du Beke

‘This tender tale of love and finding your inner strength is a balm for the soul. Beautifully crafted, this book and these characters will stay with me for a long time’Claire Allan

‘A hygge hug: a story of how to love the who-you-are, not the who-you-have-been. An elegantly crafted story that we all need right now’Anstey Harris

‘A compelling story’Freya North

‘An elegant and engrossing read’Sheila O’Flanagan

‘The book of the year for me’Anna McPartlin

‘A beautifully written story of love, life and second chances‘ – Debbie Johnson

‘A book that you’ll always remember where you were when you first read it and one you’ll revisit many more times to come. Nell Carter will reduce you to tears and then fill your heart with joyful hope again’Claudia Carroll

‘A love story with a difference, at times dark, acutely observed and beautifully told’Carmel Harrington

We can’t wait for readers to dip into this beautiful novel…

There’s always time for a second chance…

At least that is what people say. But what if it’s true? What if you could walk out the door and build a whole new you, a whole new life?

Clare and Jack are about to find out.

He’s a middle-aged barrister, living life as he ‘should’. She’s a recently divorced dance teacher and mum to a teenage daughter. Change isn’t easy for either of them.

But it’s not impossible.

If they do something BIG, could the next half of their lives be the best half?

Congratulations Nell, we’re so pleased your lovely novel is out in the world. If you don’t have one yet, you can pick up a copy here.