One Last Summer – Victoria Connelly / #Review #BlogTour #LoveBooksGroupTours @VictoriaDarcy


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.





My review

When you read this blurb, you get the impression you are not in for a happy book. Well, there is a saying ‘Never judge a book by its cover’. The same goes for ‘Never judge a book by its blurb’.

You won’t hear me say that it’s not an emotional book, but emotions is a word that is a collection of a lot of feelings. It often makes you think about sad events, but happiness, love, friendship are emotions as well and they can also bring you to tears but those of the happy kind.

It’s a story that makes you stop and think about your own life. Am I not stuck in a job that does not really fulfill me? Am I not stuck in a job that is too demanding? Do I need to take more time to talk and really live? If your answer is ‘yes’ to one of these questions, maybe it’s the perfect moment to make changes. After all, you only live once and it’s up to you to make the best of it even if it’s the last thing you do.

A very good read. 4 stars.

Thank you, Victoria Connelly and Love Books Group Tours.


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 where readers can download a free novella.


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