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I Owe You One: A Novel

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Fiona Hardingham

12 Hours 23 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

February 2019

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A gem of a novel.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

From the author of Surprise Me comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything.

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will?

It’s simply not in Fixie’s nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?

Praise for I Owe You One

“This book is a shot of pure joy!”—Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner

“A humorous exploration of family life, finding love and the difficulties of coming into one’s own as a young professional woman . . . The entertaining cast of characters . . . will certainly remind readers why nineteen years after her first hit Kinsella remains one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction.”—The Washington Post

“I Owe You One is another impossibly delightful story by Sophie Kinsella, a must-read for her die-hard fans and new readers alike.”—PopSugar

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  • Sabra G.

    It’s a fun girly book. A light-hearted and enjoyable listen.

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  • Shannon D.

    I hated just about every character in this book until about halfway through. Completely irritating book.

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  • Sally C.

    Love Sophie Kinsella. A “chick flick” book!

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  • Mary D.

    Loved this book. The end made me cry. Realistic and relatable.

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  • Shari R.

    Not the normal uplifting inspiring Sophie kinsella book. I found it hard to listen to the main characters uncaring family for 3/4's of the book..and the ending was predictable. skip it and listen to another.

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  • Chris B.

    Although at first it frustrated me, as it seems also some others based on some of the reviews, I found myself relaxing and just accepting the fact the heroine was a doormat. It was entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow this is crazy

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