Here Henry was, once again in a bustling train station, ready to resume where he had left off all those years ago...
Finding Henry Applebee is a charming, tender and uplifting story about unlikely friendships, the power of love - and how it's never too late to change your life.
Perfect for fans of The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Eighty-five-year-old Henry Arthur Applebee has had a pretty good life. But one regret has haunted him for the last sixty-five years.
And so, on an ordinary December morning, he boards a train from London to Edinburgh. His goal is simple: to find the woman who disappeared from his life decades earlier.
But Henry isn't the only person on a mission. Also bound for Edinburgh is troubled teen, Ariel. And when the two strangers collide, what began as one humble journey will catapult them both into a whole new world...What readers are saying:
'A great book ... I highly recommend it to those interested in a narrative that touches one's heart and soul' Peter Thabit Jones
'Beautifully written, wonderfully warm' bestselling author Zara Stoneley
'An uplifting read ... tender, beautiful writing and wonderful observations' bestselling author Tracy Rees
'An intricate, absorbing, sliding puzzle of a story about friendship, family and love' bestselling author Iona Grey
'Just wonderful' Goodreads reviewer
'This book will warm the cockles of your heart' Goodreads reviewer
'A moving portrait of the power of human kindness' Goodreads reviewer
'An absolute delight. It's beautiful and elegiac and written with such a good heart' BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies OBE
'Beautifully written, wonderfully warm, a lovely, gentle, feel-good story perfect for this time of year' Zara Stoneley, bestselling author of The Wedding Date
'If you're looking for an uplifting read to coax you through January, I recommend Finding Henry Applebee ... tender, beautiful writing and wonderful observations' Tracy Rees, bestselling author of The Hour Glass and The House at Silvermore
'I found it to be an emotional and heartwarming story which had a quiet joyfulness about it. About life and love and relationships ... about second chances and it never being too late. The characters were wonderfully drawn, and I warmed to them all' Caroline Roberts, bestselling author of The Pudding Pantry series
'An intricate, absorbing, sliding puzzle of a story about friendship, family and love, written with warmth and genuine heart. Tender, lyrical and ultimately uplifting' Iona Grey, bestselling author of Letters to the Lost
'Charming, poignant and truthfully told' Joanna Toye, author of The Shop Girls series
'it's tenderly and beautifully choreographed in a simply heart-string tugging book that offers a ready escape route from these testing times' Jon Gower, Nation Cymru
'Delightful and charming and just a tiny bit teary' thebooktrail.com
'Lovely, lovely, lovely' motherhood-reads.com
Celia Reynolds was born and raised in Wales and worked for almost twenty-five years in the film industry in London, and briefly Rome. In 2012, she left her job as European Marketing Director at Twentieth Century Fox to enrol in the Complete Creative Writing Course held at the Groucho Club in London's West End. Later that year, she was awarded Runner Up prize in the London Writers' Club/Hush Short Story Competition with a story featuring one of the characters in her debut novel, Finding Henry Applebee. She is now based on the Gower coast in South Wales.