#Review One Last Summer by Victoria Connelly
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One Last Summer
by Victoria Connelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
Harriet has hired a beautiful ancient priory on the Somerset coast and invited her two best friends to spend the 6 week summer with her there. They have been friends since teaching collage and the last time they were all properly together was 6 years prior for fortieth celebration. Now Harriet has a motive to bringing them all together, she is about to share with her best friends that she has cancer – and that she had it before but this time there is no remission, no beating it, this is end for her. You know there is not going to be happy ending with this story.
From the moment I started the book and read the dreaded word cancer – I thought for a moment I wouldn’t be able to go on, this was one of those emotional triggers for me. I lost my dad to cancer last year and it was quick and its still so raw. But I read on and boy am I glad I did. I may have read it through heightened emotional tears but this is one book that will make you really stop and smell the roses and look at the sky rather than the floor. This is a sad, depressing book I am not going to lie – there are no rainbows and fluffy clouds, and you know what? Its exactly the kind of book I have been needing to read after my dad died.
It was beautifully written and touching book as well as emotional.
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 www.victoriaconnelly.com where readers can download a free novella.