Under the midnight sun of Arctic Norway, Cecilie goes online looking for friends, and stumbles across Hector Herrera. They start chatting and soon realise that 'love at first word' might just be possible. But there are two big problems: Hector lives thousands of miles away in Mexico. And he's about to get married.
Cecilie's whole life has been anchored by sticking to what she knows, and her job at the cafe in the town in which she grew up. Can she really change her whole life for someone she's never met? And will Hector escape his turbulent past, not to mention his imminent marriage, and make a leap of faith to change the path he's on?
Zoe Folbigg's latest novel is a story of two people, living two very different lives, and whether they can cross a gulf, ocean, sea and fjord to give their love a chance.
Praise for The Distance:
'Right from the first few pages it had me hooked!' Harriet.
'Her writing is beautiful' E C Simpson.
'Loved it as much, maybe even more than The Note!' Jean Kirk.
'A beautifully written book about love, life and far away places' Hannah Alexander-Wright.
'A very readable and heartwarming story' Heather.
'The mix of different cultures places and plot between Cecilie and Hector was magical' Kat.