Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for the latest Shari Low book. I’ve read a number of her books before and have enjoyed them so had high hopes for this one and wasn’t disappointed. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
One day, five lives, but whose hearts will be broken by nightfall?
It started like any other day in the picturesque village of Weirbridge.
Tress Walker waved her perfect husband Max off to work, with no idea that she was about to go into labour with their first child. And completely unaware that when she tried to track Max down, he wouldn’t be where he was supposed to be.
At the same time, Max’s best friend Noah Clark said goodbye to his wife, Anya, blissfully oblivious that he would soon discover the woman he adored had been lying to him for years.
And living alongside the two couples, their recently widowed friend, Nancy Jenkins, is getting ready to meet Eddie, her first true love at a school reunion. Will Nancy have the chance to rekindle an old flame, or will she choose to stay by Tress’s side when she needs her most?
One Day with You – two fateful goodbyes, two unexpected hellos, and 24 hours that change everything.
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The Review: This book covers it all from relationships to lies, betrayal, hope, joy, loss, doubt, friendship, family and more. It’s a collision of a number of events on one day and how they affect the main characters and, in turn, how that affects others. This book shows what people don’t always consider, that one person’s decision can have consequences for so many others. Even the most unassuming of decisions can change lives. Sometimes this is in a good way, and sometimes it’s not, but there is always a change, however small.
If you read the book you’ll understand why I didn’t like all of the characters, I don’t think that would be a surprise. But all of them are written so brilliantly that even the ones I didn’t like, I felt some degree of empathy towards. There are a few standout characters too, Nancy and Val being two of them. Those two are how I want to be when I read their age, dealing with what life throws at them as best they can with sass, humour and determination.
There is joy and lightness in this book but there’s also a lot of tension. Tress goes into labour (not a spoiler!) and uses breathing exercises to help with the pain. At times I felt I needed them too, to remind me to breathe as I read through each characters chapter. I spent each chapter wanting what was happening to that character, but also desperate to get back to the others to see what was happening with them.
Shari Low’s books are always brilliant, this one is no exception. She takes a seemingly ordinary day, fills it with events and shows how much can change in a minute. But the books also show that it’s the small things that make life what it is, whether that’s a stranger buying someone a coffee, a random conversation on a train or even just someone holding a door open for you. It’s the things that seem inconsequential, that get lost in all the day to day chaos, that can turn out to be more important than we ever expect. These books remind me of this and this is one of the many reasons I continue reading them, to remind myself that everything can change in an instant and nothing should be taken for granted.
Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 30 novels, including My One Month Marriage and One Summer Sunrise and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow.
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Great review Sandra. I loved this too. The older ladies were brilliant characters weren’t they?
Thanks They are brilliant!
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