[Fairfield, Connecticut, October 25, 2021.]  Award-winning British-born writer Gabi Coatsworth recently signed with Atmosphere Press, in Austin, Texas, who will publish Love’s Journey Home– a memoir of romance, reality and redemption, in May 2022. The memoir, which tells the story of how a lost romance that was almost destroyed by alcoholism was finally redeemed by a terminal cancer diagnosis and the author’s decision to return home to care for her husband – when she fell in love with him again.

“I needed to write this book to make sense of my life and my love for my husband. When I left the marriage after thirty years, I never expected to go back, and even questioned whether we really had been soulmates after all, “says Coatsworth. “Discovering that we still were soulmates was a gift, and taught me that love can survive anything, if both parties want it to.”

Coatsworth credits Connecticut’s writing community with supporting her writing.

“Connecticut is rich in resources for writers, including classes, workshops and supportive groups. I couldn’t have written this book without their help,” she says. “It’s taken me several years, but the effort was worth it.”


Brief synopsis

When Gabi and Jay fell passionately in love decades ago, they overcame many obstacles, including living on separate continents, to be together. After they married, nine years later, they faced more problems, as they tried to blend their two families and the two boys they inherited after Gabi’s sister died. Throughout, Jay’s alcoholism, hidden from the world, hovered in the background, driving a wedge between them. Once all six children were grown, and unable to ignore the drinking any longer, Gabi left to live on her own, never thinking she’d return.

But when Jay was diagnosed with cancer, she knew she’d regret it if she didn’t at least try to set things right between them. As they faced Jay’s final journey together, Gabi never expected to fall in love with him again.


The book will be available through major retailers as well as online in eBook, paper, and audiobook formats.

The book launch will be supported with in-person and virtual appearances in Connecticut and beyond. For further information, or to book interviews, please contact the author at the email above.


Author Bio: Gabi Coatsworth is an award-winning British-born writer and blogger, who has spent half her life living in the United States. A member of several national writing associations, she’s active in the Connecticut writing community and runs several groups for writers. In 2018, she worked on the inaugural Saugatuck StoryFest, a literary festival in Westport, CT.

Her essays, short fiction, and poetry have been published in anthologies and literary journals, both in print and online.  Her memoir, Love’s Journey Home, will be published by Atmosphere Press in May, 2022. Her long fiction is represented by Joelle Delburgo Associates.



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