Romantic Novelists' Association

The Rules of Seeing

Joe Heap


The Romantic Novel of the Year Awards

The Debut Romantic Novel Award 2019

Sponsored by Katie Fforde

After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jillian Safinova – Nova to everyone, except her mother – is learning to see.

She can see that the sky is blue. And green. And grey. And a whole spectrum of colours, as changeable as her mood.

She can see that clouds are surprisingly solid.

And she can see that Kate, a woman she’s only just met, is going to change her life forever.