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Highly emotive read – The Story of Our Secrets by Shari Low – moving story of life after loss.

My Review:

I've waited a day since finishing my complementary copy of this book
Before writing my honest review at which you're now taking a look.
Why the wait? If you read this book, I'm sure you'll agree
It is such a moving read so I had to think carefully.

I hate giving spoilers when writing my review
And for this book I especially don't want to do.
It is a story told from two main points of view
And two different times, too.

The earliest is that of Colm O'Flynn, 
And shares his thoughts and actions as he's dying.
The other is five years later and the thoughts of his widow who
Has feelings of guilt and is finding it hard to move on, too.

Colm's first wife, Jess, is involved, too
As well as his best friend Dan and his ex-wife, Lulu
As relationships develop and break
Colm's death is proving more than they can take.

However, it isn't a horrendous, guilt filled read.
There's hope, reconciliation and inspirational deeds.
Into all the characters and their secrets, it brings insights
And has some moments of humour to add delights.

If you're looking for an emotive story of coping with grief
Of moving forward, with a sense of hope and relief
Of sharing secrets, and supporting friends, too,
This could be just the book that's just right for you!

Synopsis:

Colm O’Flynn was loved by his close circle of family and friends, however his death came too soon for everyone to make peace with their past.

Shauna, his second wife, adored him. But one night she broke their marriage vows, and didn’t get time to ask Colm’s forgiveness.

Jess was the first Mrs O’Flynn. Her heart is set on someone new, but will the last one night stand she shared with Colm come back to haunt her?

Colm’s best friend, Dan, is recently divorced. Can he take a second shot at happiness if it means betraying the one person who always had his back?

What no-one knows is that somewhere out there Colm left messages that could set them free to start over again.

Can divine intervention help them find Colm’s last wishes before it’s too late to love again?

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3DCKmTa

Author Bio –

 Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 25 novels, including One Day In Summer, My One Month Marriage, and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow.

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