Looking Glass Friends
Cerebral Love Story, by E. L. Neve (Pen name of Tal Boldo)


~ 2018 Great Northwest Book Festival WINNER ~

~ 2017 New York Book Festival WINNER ~ 

~ 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival WINNER ~ 

~ 2017 London Book Festival Runner-up ~ 

~ 2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 BookVana Award Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 Readers’ Favorite Finalist ~ 

~ 2018 Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention ~

~ 2018 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention ~

~ 2017 Florida book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention ~


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Ellie and Neil fell in love over email, discussing Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. Neither remembered the other's face clearly. Both were married already. And Ellie had a five-year-old son.

But in the span of a few letters, each discovered his soul's mirror image. So how could they live apart?

Woven with poetry and philosophy, Looking Glass Friends is a contemporary love story written for the thinking mind that seeks to feel after it grasps the ideas behind the emotion, to imagine after  it marvels at the beauty of language and all it can convey, to discover an alternative to sacrifice in the form of a love that stems from reason first.

For people who are looking for their soul mate, even if they are already married, Looking Glass friends takes real-life letters and turns them into a story.

And if you are curious to hear the author, be sure to listen to the audiobook edition.


"This is a novel to be cherished and considered, not read through quickly - a true gem in the contemporary world of love stories." ~Deborah Lloyd


"The narrator, who is also the author, did an amazing job... I think this author has a hit with this book... I will definitely listen to this author as an author and a narrator again." ~ Lisa, review of the Audiobook edition.


"The author wrote an incredible story that tugged at the heartstrings without making it seem outlandish or over dramatic." ~ Melissa Tanaka


"The story is passionate and filled with desire for loving the right person or the looking glass friend, as the author terms it, and is definitely uplifting for all those who are looking for their soul mate." ~ Mamta Madhavan 


"What does it feel like to meet the person who’s been hidden behind the keyboard? An entertaining and richly construed story." ~Arya Fomonyuy 


"E.L. "Neve will toy with your emotions until the last page of this brilliant novel." ~Divine Zape 


"I had a very good time reading the book and would wholeheartedly recommend it to other readers!" ~ rvallim 


"The story unfolded at a lovely pace...the prose was beautiful. It was sensitively written with great imagery...I wouldn't change of a word." ~ Sabine Muir


"The characters are complex while the story is light, incorporating poetry and prose to fuel the flames of Ellie and Neil's budding relationship."

~ Jesse Toen 


"A beautifully written love story that ventures outside the norm for the genre. If you've found yourself falling for someone across the world of the internet, this book will move you." ~ QueenBee 


"Author E.L. Neve does a wonderful job creating a compelling romance novel that will leave the reader conflicted and enthralled." ~ Sharon  


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