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.
Thank you to the Author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
What a beautifully touching story about three friends reconnecting, although it wasn’t under the best circumstances this was a really heartfelt and emotional book that had me hooked from the beginning.
This is such a well written book from the emotions and relationships to the descriptions of the priory. We get to meet Harriet, Audrey and Lisa, each with their own unique struggles as they are able to reconnect for the Summer. This is one of those books that stays with you long after you have put the book down and gave me a bit to ponder in my own life, it may not perhaps be the best book to read if you know someone going through a terminal illness, as I’ve mentioned there is a lot of raw emotion throughout but one I would recommend to anyone who is even slightly interested in the blurb.
A heart-wrenching four out of five star read!
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes
About the Author
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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