Author – Victoria Connelly.
Victoria Connelly studied English literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens.
She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.
Ms Connelly loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden, with either a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.
Her website is http://www.victoriaconnelly.com, and readers can follow her on Twitter @VictoriaDarcy and on Instagram @VictoriaConnellyAuthor.
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Publisher – Lake Union Publishing
Pages – 296
The Blurb –
They have the whole summer ahead of them. Is it enough to rekindle the friendship they once shared?
Harriet Greenleaf dreams of spending the summer in a beautiful ancient priory on the Somerset coast with her two best friends—but her dream is bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s a chance to reconnect three lives that have drifted apart; on the other, she has a devastating secret to share that will change everything between them forever.
First to arrive is Audrey—the workaholic who’s heading for a heart attack unless she slows down and makes time for herself. Then Lisa, the happy-go-lucky flirt who’s always struggled to commit to anyone—or anything. Ever the optimist, can Harriet remind them of the joy in their lives and the importance of celebrating good friendship before it’s gone?
Through the highs and lows of a long, glorious summer, these three women will rediscover what it means to be there for each other—before they face the hardest of goodbyes.
Today is my stop on the One Last Summer blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – What a beautiful book about friendship. It is well written and shows how a diagnosis of a serious illness can affect not just the person but the people around them.
Harriet is dying, but only her daughter knows. She has kept her secret from her lifelong friends and her ex husband, but now she has to tell them the truth. She goes to extraordinary lengths to make this last summer, her best and for them, one never to be forgotten.
I love how the author shows the relationships between all the parties change, as they come to terms with their friends secrets. How being so close to a terminal illness, makes them reevaluate their lives.
A beautiful weepy.
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