My One True North by Milly Johnson @millyjohnson @simonschusterUK @TeamBATC #bookreview #feelgoodfiction

my one true north

My One True North written by Milly Johnson, publisher Simon & Schuster UK, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover and audiobook format.

The hardcover is available from most supermarkets, I picked mine up from Tesco, so whilst you are shopping for essentials quickly dash to the book aisle and pick up a copy to bring a smile and more to yourself during this difficult time of isolation.

To buy online links:

amazon UK: (currently listed at £7.50 half price)


Hive: (signed edition)

Book Blurb

Laurie and Pete should never have met.
But fate has pushed them together for a reason.

Six months ago, on the same night, Laurie and Pete both lost their partners.
Struggling to manage the grief, they join the same counselling group – and meet each other.

From their sadness, Pete and Laurie find happiness growing and they sense a fresh new beginning.
Except, the more they talk, the more they begin to spot the strange parallels in their stories.
Then Pete discovers a truth that changes everything.

But, as surely as a compass points north, some people cannot be kept apart.

My One True North is a story of friendship and what love means, of secrets uncovered, teashops on corners and the northern lights.



Milly Johnson has a wonderful way with words that feels very warm and welcoming. Whilst reading any of her novels you almost hear the authors voice reading out loud to you and once again Milly Johnson has used her winning style to create another belter of a read.

Sadly life isn’t without darkness and although this story is about two lost souls overcoming grief the story doesn’t feel depressing as the author has injected her charismatic Yorkshire charm within each page. After a touching, poignant moment your heart will feel enveloped and cradled and you will also feel light returning back after some very well timed humour to the storyline.

This is Laurie and Pete’s story who were initially united in tragedy and grief both taking the next steps to healing by joining a bereavement friendship group. When Laurie and Pete first meet each other there is a joint kinship of appreciation felt but as time goes by a friendship soon develops. But as the story unfolds secrets from their pasts are slowly unravelled and their connection becomes more tangled and could damage the start of a beautiful friendship.

A story of life, love, loss and grief but a story filled with hope and warmth and plenty of giggles.

About the Author

Milly Johnson was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. She is the author of 17 published novels, 4 short story ebooks, a book of poetry and a Quick Reads Novella (‘The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe’) and was an erstwhile leading copywriter for the greetings card industry. She is also a poem and joke-writer, a newspaper columnist and a seasoned after dinner speaker.

She won the RoNA for Best Romantic Comedy Novel of 2014 and 2016, the Yorkshire Society award for Arts and Culture 2015 and the Romantic Novelist Association Outstanding Achievement award in 2020. See her popular acceptance speech here.

She writes about love, life, friendships and the importance of community spirit. Her books champion women, their strength and resilience and celebrate her beloved Yorkshire.

Her latest book – My One True North tackles the subject of moving on after grief with a light and joyous touch. The Daily Trumpet makes a large appearance and previous novels ‘The Teashop on the Corner’ and ‘Here Come the Girls’ are referenced.

Milly’s website is She is on Twitter as @millyjohnson, Instagram as @themillyjohnson and has a Facebook page @MillyJohnsonAuthor. She also has a monthly newsletter with exclusive, news, offers and competitions.


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