Thanks to Ann Cater and Random Things Tours for organising this blog tour and to Sheila O’ Flanagan and Headline for a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid.
After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.
Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.
Suddenly Roxy isn’t sure about anything – her past, the business she’s taken over from her dad, or what her family’s future might be. She’s spent so long caring about everyone else that she’s forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.
Whether it’s with Dave, or without him, it’s time for Roxy to start living for herself . . .
This is an absolute corker of a novel! From the very first page it hooks you in by getting straight to the point and the engrossing narrative just flows gently from there.
The main protagonist, Roxy, is left devastated and reeling after finding her husband in bed with a neighbour shortly after the death of her father. Grieving for her father and her marriage, Roxy sets out on a journey of self discovery and is left with difficult decisions to make about her and the children’s futures.
The character of Roxy has been written with a great deal of passion and insight. Ms O’Flanagan takes the reader on a parallel journey allowing time for evaluation and self reflections with issues and events that may mirror their own lives. For me personally, this is a novel about the strength inside us all that is often hidden and unnoticed until something happens in our loves that makes it reveal itself. In the beginning of the novel Roxy is shaken and unassured but as time passes and experiences present themselves, she begins to realise that there is so much more out there and inside herself too.
Although heartbreaking at times, this journey of discovery alongside Roxy is beautifully written and well worth taking and will delight any reader who chooses to join in alongside her.
This is a great addition to anybody’s TBR pile who loves family saga stories or novels about women coming out of heartbreak stronger. Highly recommended.
Author Bio – Sheila O’Flanagan
Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels including The Hideaway, What Happened That Night, The Missing Wife, My Mother’s Secret, If You Were Me, and All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award). She lives in Dublin with her husband.
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