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One Moment in Time

I love how Shari Low manages to deal with serious subjects in a way that makes them lighthearted but still leaves you with food for thought. She does this in One Moment In Time too.

You might notice that I’ve read and reviewed a few of her books here.

Book Description

Sometimes the best surprises reveal the most shocking secrets.

After three decades of marriage, Brenda Jones has decided to leave her husband, just as soon as they both return from a mystery trip with their daughter Zara. But she has no idea that Zara is flying them to Las Vegas to renew their vows.

Zara Jones has recreated almost every detail of her parent’s original wedding – now her only challenge is tracking down the two friends who were pictured with her mum and dad back in 1993.

Aiden Gregg is dealing with his own relationship woes when he receives an unexpected message from a complete stranger. WIth the help of Facebook, Zara has tracked him down and is asking if his parents are the other couple in the old photo? And if so, could he bring them to Vegas for a surprise reunion?

What Zara and Aiden don’t know is that thirty years ago, One Moment In Time changed everything.

Will rewinding the clock right the wrongs of the past?

Or are they all counting down to a rendezvous with disaster?

One Moment In Time

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My Review of One Moment In Time

Zara finds a picture of her parents’ wedding in Las Vegas thirty years ago. Brenda and Colin were married at the Elvis chapel. For their parents’ anniversary, she and her sister, Millie, decide to recreate the wedding at the same venue. They attempt to contact the man and woman who were a part of the wedding to add to the surprise.

In the US, Aiden is recovering from a terrible setback and suddenly receives a Facebook message from Zara who is attempting to contact his Dad, Gary. He decides to surprise (or is it shock?) his parents, Gary and Eileen, too and take them to Las Vegas for the anniversary!

Things go completely haywire when the the two couples meet and what was meant to be a surprise turns out to be a series of shocks for all concerned.

How will this all end? Will Brenda who is grappling with the lack of passion in her marriage stay with Colin. Will Eileen be able to be in the same room as her ex-husband, Gary, without both of them causing grief to Aiden? Will Zara and Millie get over the disappointment of a surprise gone so wrong?

Shari deals with the issues of long term relationships and the petering out of passion, family dynamics, secrets and unfaithfulness in a way that keeps us engrossed in this lovely story right through. As always, her characterisation is strong – each one unique and so well-etched. There’s also some laughs mixed with serious emotions.

Another lovely read from one of my now favourite authors!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Author

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 30 novels, including My One Month Marriage and One Summer Sunrise and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. She lives near Glasgow.

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I received a copy of this from Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books via NetGalley for a review and participation in the blog tour. Read what others on this tour are writing about One Moment in Time.

A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A creativity coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

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