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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.
Gosh, this is such an enthralling, emotional story – simply amazing. It is a very special book, sharing the thoughts, experiences, hopes and anxieties of Harriet who knows this will be her last summer. She has decided to share it with her two best friends, workaholic Audrey and would be actress and yogi, Lisa, staying in the idyllic ancient priory.
They’ve drifted apart in recent years and Harriet is hoping this time together will help to remind them all of happier times and make brilliant memories for them in future as well as enabling her to eventually reveal her devastating prognosis. It could be a really sad story but the author manages to make it into an inspirational, heartwarming story, with the three friends creating fantastic memories, growing close again and helping each other. It is a story filled with love, great characters and friendship and one that I’ll remember for years to come.
I was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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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