by Shari Low
Publication Date June 3, 2021
Published by Boldwood Books Ltd
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Genres: Family & Relationships, Family Life, Fiction, General, Marriage & Divorce, Siblings, Women
As the sun rises on a hot summer’s day, four lives are about to be changed forever... Brand new from the bestselling author of What If?, What Now? and One Day In Summer. Today, Maisie McTeer decides to track down the ex who jilted her at the altar. Today, she’ll find out that revisiting the past can also rewrite her future. After losing her husband, Harriet Bassett can no longer bear her lonely life. Today, a familiar face in a crowd will spark a quest to discover if there’s something and someone worth living for. Scott and Kelly Bassett’s daughter is leaving home. Today, Scott plans to tell Kelly that he’s ending their marriage to pursue his rock and roll dreams. However, Kelly, has a bombshell of her own. How will Scott react to the news that a new arrival is on the way to fill their empty nest? Between sunrise and sunset, there’s love, heartbreak, laughter and tears, but who will find happiness at the end of the day?
Praise for Shari Low: ‘I’d forgotten how enjoyable it is to read a Shari Low book but My One Month Marriage reminded me of the fun to be had in her words...funny, warm and insightful.’ Dorothy Koomson'Great fun from start to finish.' Jenny Colgan'There are only two words for Shari Low: utterly hilarious. I laughed like a drain.' Carmen Reid'One of the funniest books I've ever read!' Marisa Mackle'More fun than a girl’s night out!' OK! magazine'A brilliant, light comical read with some fabulous twists and turns' Bookbag'A thrilling page turner that grabs your attention from the off. Highly recommended' The Sun'Feisty Fun' The Mirror'Totally captivating and it felt like I'd lost a new best friend when it came to the end' Closer Magazine'Touching stuff' Heat
I enjoyed this lighthearted, humorous story that focuses on love for all ages.
This book covers one day in the summer and follows the life changing events of four characters. Maisie McTeer, who was recently left at the altar and is trying to get over her heartache. Harriet Bassett, a very lonely 80 year old woman, about to get released from the hospital only to go home to an empty house and hours of loneliness. Scott and Kelly Bassett, who are about to watch their only child leave home and they are preparing themselves for life as empty nesters.
This book reminded me of the movie, Love Actually, a movie anthology, with several stories happening all at once, on the same day. The stories, at first, seem to be separate stories involving people who are not related, then at the end, you can see the intertwining relationships.
There was a lot of drama all happening on one day! But, it was also humorous and lighthearted in between all the heavy stuff. And I likes that this book examines multi-generational love, meaning that this book includes young love, middle age love, and older love.
The book was a bit difficult to get into at the beginning, but it’s so worth it once you get past the slow beginning. The book is emotional, humorous, uplifting and angsty, a nice satisfying read.
I recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun, lighthearted but emotional book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.