One Long Weekend
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One Long Weekend

Book Description

When all seems lost, hope remains…

Val Murray has mislaid her most precious mementoes of the people she’s loved and lost. Can her family, the wonders of technology and a little divine intervention somehow mend her shattered heart?

Sophie Smith had to take a rain check on a marriage proposal. Will her bid to turn back the clock lead her to her greatest love or yet another heartbreak?

Alice McLenn stood by her husband, Larry when a scandal cost them everything. When he hits the headlines again, Alice has an opportunity to leave – but can she find the strength to finally walk away?

Rory Brookes was forced to turn his back on his parents to save his career and marriage. Now, he’s lost his job and wife on the same day. Is it too late to make amends with the one person who never let him down?

Three days. Four broken hearts. Just one weekend to make them whole again.

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My Review of One Long Weekend

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The book is a poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption woven through the lives of four interconnected characters over the course of a single, transformative weekend. Set against the backdrop of personal trials and tribulations, this novel takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster as each character grapples with their own demons and strives to mend their shattered hearts.

Val Murray, Sophie Smith, Alice McLenn, and Rory Brookes each face their own unique challenges, from coping with the loss of loved ones to navigating the complexities of relationships strained by past mistakes. As they converge over the course of three pivotal days, their individual journeys intersect in unexpected ways, offering glimpses of hope and healing amidst the turmoil.

Central to the narrative is the theme of resilience, as each character confronts their past and confronts their own vulnerabilities in search of closure and renewal. Shari Low deftly explores the intricacies of human emotion, capturing the rawness of grief, the power of forgiveness, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

Shari’s brilliant storytelling effortlessly balances moments of heartache with touches of humor and warmth. Low’s prose is both evocative and immersive, drawing readers into the lives of her characters and inviting them to experience the full spectrum of emotions alongside them.

Ultimately, it is a testament to the enduring power of love and the resilience of the human heart. Through its compelling narrative and richly drawn characters, Shari Low delivers a poignant reminder that even in our darkest moments, hope remains alive, waiting to be rediscovered. This is a novel that will linger in the hearts and minds of readers long after the last page is turned.

Author Bio

In late 2020, her first novel, What If? (originally published in 2001) was updated and re-released and became a best seller. In January 2021, the sequel, What Now? was released and joined What If? on the best-seller charts.

In January 2021, Shari Low celebrated 20 years as a best selling novelist. In that time, she has published over 25 books, including A Life Without You, The Story Of Our Life, Temptation Street, My One Month Marriage, One Day Of Summer and her non-fiction collection of parenthood memories, Because Mummy Said So.

In real life, once upon a time she met a guy, got engaged after a week, and twenty-something years later she lives near Glasgow with her husband and a labradoodle. Her two teenagers have now left home, so she spends an inordinate amount of time on video calls checking if they’re eating well and keeping up to date with their laundry.

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I received a copy of this book 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 the book

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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