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Love Untold


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By Ruth Jones

The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

‘A hug in a book’ Prima

‘Her best book yet’ Woman & Home

‘Compassionate, wise and life-affirming’ The Observer

The funny, moving and uplifting new novel from Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin & Stacey and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Never Greener and Us Three.

Grace is about to turn ninety. She doesn’t want parties or presents or fuss. She just wants to heal the family rift that’s been breaking her heart for decades.

But to do that she must find her daughter Alys – the only person who can help to put things right.

And when she finds her – if she does – she risks betraying granddaughter Elin. Who is far less forgiving of the past, with its hurts and secrets and lies. Meanwhile Grace’s great-grand-daughter Beca is oblivious to all these worries, too busy navigating the highs and lows of teenage life and keeping secrets of her own.

All families have their problems. And most of them get resolved. But Grace’s problem is thirty years old. And she doesn’t have time on her side.

So is it too late for her to make peace? Or is reconciliation still within reach?

About the book

Love Untold is about mothers and daughters and the complex bond between them. It’s about the heartache that comes from leaving things unsaid and the power of true forgiveness. It is a joy-filled, life-affirming, sob-inducing novel – with characters you’ll come to know and love – from no.1 bestselling author Ruth Jones.

About the author

Ruth Jones is best known for her outstanding and award-winning television writing, most notably BBC One’s Gavin and Stacey, which she co-wrote with James Corden and in which she played the incorrigible Nessa Jenkins. The 2019 Christmas Day special of Gavin and Stacey gained national critical acclaim, drawing an audience of over 18 million, winning a BAFTA for TV moment of the year and a National Television Award for Impact. Ruth also created and co-wrote Sky One’s Stella, which ran for six series. Ruth has starred in several other television comedies and dramas.

Her debut novel Never Greener was chosen as WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year 2018, was nominated for Debut of the Year at the British Book Awards, was a Zoe Ball Book Club pick, and was a Sunday Times bestseller for fifteen weeks, three weeks at number one. Ruth’s second novel, Us Three, was an instant Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback and has sold almost a quarter of a million copies. Ruth was awarded a Comedy Women in Print Prize in 2020. Love Untold is her third novel.


Love, mess, secrets; this story of four generations of women is shot through with Ruth Jones’s warmth and wisdom. A big warm blanket of a book. I loved it ― Jojo Moyes

Rich in warm, engaging characters and a judicious mix of humour and pathos… it’s a compassionate, wise and life-affirming book ― The Observer

Full of such warmth and kindness, and the writing is utterly beautiful. I adored it ― Joanna Cannon

A ‘hug in a book’, with characters that felt so real it was like I knew them ― Prima

Heartfelt, joyful, brave, utterly compelling, it is a giant tribute to the love between women. You leave this book feeling you have made new friends ― Rachel Joyce

Her best book yet ― Woman & Home

From the opening page, Love Untold is a beautifully warm and totally absorbing read. I cried and I laughed and now there’s a hole in my life where Grace and her dysfunctional family used to be. I adored it ― Jane Fallon

Ideal for fans of Jojo Moyes ― Candis

A joyful, life-affirming novel ― Adele Parks

Wonderfully heartfelt… Jones tenderly portrays broken family and its complexities building to an ending as heartbreaking as it’s uplifting ― Daily Express


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