EVENT 08/08: Charlotte Butterfield and Becky Hunter (Portishead)

Regular price £5.50

Join us for a joyous evening of romance fiction with Charlotte Butterfield and Becky Hunter. They'll be discussing their latest books, The Second Chance and Meet Me When My Heart Stops, unlikely routes to publication and 

Thursday 8th August 2024

Max Minerva's, 28-30 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6EN

Doors at 19:00. Discussion at 19:30. Finish at 20:45.

£5.00 ticket only
£9.99 ticket with The Second Chance (paperback).
£16.99 ticket with Meet Me When My Heart Stops (hardback).  
£25 ticket with both books.
£1 Pay What You Can
(Please only choose the PWYC tickets if you need to, they are limited and intended for those who really need them.)

You don't need to bring your ticket with you, we will have a list of names on the door. Books will be available to buy on the night, priced £16.99 (The Fascination) and £18.99 (The Book of Secrets).


Gloriously life-affirming HEIDI SWAIN
A pocket of joy EMMA COOPER

Nell has always known the day she’s going to die - after a psychic predicted her death twenty years ago, she has lived life accepting she’ll never see forty and vowing to make the most of every moment. She chooses adventure and fun over commitment and laying down roots and is happy with that. When the day comes, Nell feels ready. She posts painfully honest letters to her sister, parents and past loves, knowing she won’t be around to face the consequences.

But the next morning, Nell wakes up very much alive. She’s delighted, though a little shocked - and has to decide what to do with this second chance at life. Only she’s sold everything she owns, is broke - and now has to face up to the letters she sent…


Swoonsome love story with echoes of The Time Traveller's Wife ... gorgeously romantic GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

What if your soulmate could only ever be the love of your afterlife?The first time Emery's heart stops, she is only five years old... Emery is born with a heart condition that means her heart could quite literally stop at any moment. The people around her know what to do - if they act quickly enough there will be no lasting damage, and Emery's heart can be restarted.

But when this happens, she is briefly technically dead. Each time Emery's heart stops, she meets Nick. His purpose is to help people adjust to the fact that they are dead, to help them say goodbye, before they move on entirely.

He does not usually meet people more than once - but with Emery, he is able to make a connection, and he finds himself drawn to her. As Emery's life progresses, and she goes through ups and downs, she finds that a part of her is longing for those moments when her heart will stop - so that she can see Nick again. This is the story of two fated lovers who long for each other, but are destined never to share more than a few fleeting moments - because if they were to be together, it would mean the end of Emery's life.


After studying English literature at Royal Holloway, Charlotte complated a masters in Women’s Studies at Birmingham, became a journalist and moved to Dubai. Like a lot of journalists or people who write professionally. Charlotte self-published her first book and entered it for the Montegrappa First Fiction award at the Emirates Literature Festival in Dubai, winning second place. A three-book deal with One More Chapter at Harper Collins followed. After publishing Me, You & Tiramisu, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and A Beautiful Day for a Wedding, Charlotte moved to Hodder, who have published her most recent books, By This Time Tomorrow and You Get That From Me.


Becky Hunter lived and worked in London for several years before moving to Mozambique to volunteer with horses and try her hand at writing. A few years, a few destinations, and a few jobs later she had the idea that would become One Moment. Alongside writing, she now works as a freelance editor and publicist, splitting her time between Bristol and London, and constantly trying to plan the next adventure.taking part in many UK literary festivals