This is a double header. In order to fully be immersed in the second novel I recommend starting with the first.
"The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce
This is Rachel Joyce's remarkable debut and best-selling novel.
Harold receives a letter from his long ago friend, Queenie Hennessy. She is writing from a hospice to say goodbye and thus Harold inadvertently sets off on foot to see her, believing as long as he keeps walking, Queenie will live. Taking place in a small English village, Harold embarks on a cross country odyssey. Along the way he meets one fascinating character after another, each of whom unlocks his long dormant spirit and sense of promise.
"The Love Song for Miss Queenie Hennessy" by Rachel Joyce
This is a follow up to Harold Fry. This time focusing on Queenie Hennessy and the life events that brought she and Harold together to become friends and later part ways.
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy underscores the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love.