One Last Summer by Victoria Connelly
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.
When I read the blurb for this book it seemed like a perfect summer read and I was totally blown away by that amazing cover. However, I hadn’t realised that the main subject was extremely close to my heart and I have to say this was a difficult read for me personally.
Review of One Last Summer
This is the most beautiful book about friendship and love. The setting is truly idyllic and I really enjoyed getting to know the main character Harriet and her friends Audrey and Lisa. The book isn’t all about sadness, it is full of warmth and with characters who were genuine and very relatable.
The book is extremely thought-provoking, it makes you stop in your steps and count every blessing. I love how Victoria Connelly portrays the tremendous bond of friendship between women and it makes you appreciate the people who are always there for you.
If you love a poignant, immersive read One Last Summer is highly recommended.
Thank you to Kelly from Love Books Group for the tour invite and a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
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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 www.victoriaconnelly.com where readers can download a free novella.
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