One Last Summer

One Last Summer[PDF / Epub] ✅ One Last Summer Author Victoria Connelly – Bluevapours.co.uk 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 wi 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 One Last PDF or 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 foreverFirst 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.

Victoria Connelly grew up in Norfolk before attending Worcester College where she studied English Literature After graduating, she worked her way through a number of jobs before becoming a teacher in North YorkshireIn , she got married in a medieval One Last PDF or castle in the Yorkshire Dales and moved to London Five weeks after their wedding, her husband, a television news cameraman, was sent to Israel Convinced something terrible would happen to him, she came up with the idea for a novel about a young widow who starts seeing angels on her desk at work, but was scared to write it in case she tempted fate It was only years later that her husband admitted to having a bullet graze his shirt sleeve whilst filming in Israel Although having had articles and short stories published, it was only when Flights of Angels was published that Victoria was able to realise the dream of becoming a professional writer Published as Unter deinem Stern in Germany, the novel was made into a film for television by award winning Ziegler Film Her second novel, The Unmasking of Elena Montella Wenn es dich gibt , was published in and her third, Three Graces Wohin mit der Liebe , was published in All three magical romantic comedies are now available as ebooksHer first novel to be published in the UK Molly s Millions came out in This was followed by a trilogy about Jane Austen addicts A Weekend with Mr Darcy, The Perfect Hero US title Dreaming of Mr Darcy and Mr Darcy ForeverThe Runaway Actress was published in April and she is currently working on another romantic comedy, Wish You Were Here.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever 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 foreverFirst 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 302 pages
  • One Last Summer
  • Victoria Connelly
  • 17 August 2019
  • 1542041740

10 thoughts on “One Last Summer

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes He was the head of the maths department and she d told him that she d always hated figures and he d made some wisecrack about liking hers.Harrie s diagnosis D Day, she called it, and now her life seemed to be divided between everything that had happened before D Day and everything that had happened after.Kindness That was the trait she d come to value most in recent years You realised that as soon as you became ill Kindness trumped absolutely everything else the likelihood Favorite Quotes He was the head of the maths department and she d told him that she d always hated figures and he d made some wisecrack about liking hers.Harrie s diagnosis D Day, she called it, and now her life seemed to be divided between everything that had happened before D Day and everything that had happened after.Kindness That was the trait she d come to value most in recent years You realised that as soon as you became ill Kindness trumped absolutely everything else the likelihood was that she wasn t going to see her birthday How strange a thought was that to know that you have seen your last birthday A moment of stillness and wordlessness passed between the two women It was a strange feeling because Harrie didn t feel any sort of closeness to Mrs Ryder, but this confession this sharing of intimate pain now connected them Harrie had found that her journey with cancer had linked her to so many people in this way people she probably would never have spoken to.Lisa, aligning my chakras and teaching me how to breathe through one nostril isn t going to save me This thing s got me good and proper.They say laughter is the best medicine but I don t think it s going to cure what I ve got.I know he s the father of my daughter and there s a part of me that will always love him, but he s moved on now He s married to Lizzie, who has big hair and wears tight tops So, you see my health isn t his concern any.My Review Knowing her days were numbered, Harriet, Harrie for short, splashed out a fortune to provide one last hurrah to host a peaceful summer vacation with her two oldest and dearest friends of twenty years, who are unaware of her dire health issues This wasn t a highly eventful or active story but a slowly evolving character based study of coming to grips with mortality, as well as how that was processed and dealt with within complicated relationships and personalities Each woman possessed a distinct and complex identity with vastly different temperaments, life goals, and levels of accomplishment, yet they cared about each other and fussed like siblings The premise was relevant and thought provoking while the writing was emotive and thoughtfully insightful with recurrent themes of interpersonal tension, poignancy, melancholia, angst, and wry humor The main characters were well fleshed out, although the character of Audrey was the most difficult for me to warm up to as she was the type of person I generally make an effort to avoid in real life she was stubborn, bristling with self importance, driven, highly opinionated, and abrupt I actually found the local workers to be the most compelling and interesting and greatly enjoyed their addition and contributions to the story New additions to my Brit Word list include plimsolls which are rubber soled canvas shoes slap up a large and sumptuous meal and supply teaching what most Americans know as substitute teaching

  2. Zoe says:

    Pensive, heart wrenching, and moving One Last Summer is a beautifully written, touching novel that takes us into the life of Harriet Greenleaf as she spends her last summer enjoying time with those she loves, reaping as much pleasure and joy out of each day, savouring all the little things, and having no regrets before her battle with terminal cancer comes to an end.The prose is reflective and eloquent The characters, including all the supporting characters, are strong, unique, compassionate, a Pensive, heart wrenching, and moving One Last Summer is a beautifully written, touching novel that takes us into the life of Harriet Greenleaf as she spends her last summer enjoying time with those she loves, reaping as much pleasure and joy out of each day, savouring all the little things, and having no regrets before her battle with terminal cancer comes to an end.The prose is reflective and eloquent The characters, including all the supporting characters, are strong, unique, compassionate, and endearing And the plot is a compelling, highly emotional tale of life, love, friendship, kindness, generosity, honesty, humour, acceptance, and contemplation.Overall, One Last Summer is a charming, insightful, bittersweet tear jerker that does a lovely job of highlighting that life is short and should always be lived to the fullest, and that true friendship is supportive, unconditional, powerful, and endless.Thank you to Victoria Connelly and Rachel s Random Resources for providing me with a copy in an exchange for an honest review

  3. Rachel Gilbey says:

    Beautifully written, incredibly uplifting celebration of friendship this is the story of Harriet who knows time is running out and she is determined to give her two best friends one last summer to remember, Harriet is full of strength and clearly loves her two besties Audrey and Lisa, even though they have barely spent much time together in the past 6 years This is a summer in which not only does Harriet have to reveal her reason for the get together but the other women all develop and learn Beautifully written, incredibly uplifting celebration of friendship this is the story of Harriet who knows time is running out and she is determined to give her two best friends one last summer to remember, Harriet is full of strength and clearly loves her two besties Audrey and Lisa, even though they have barely spent much time together in the past 6 years This is a summer in which not only does Harriet have to reveal her reason for the get together but the other women all develop and learnabout themselves too.Like I find with all of this authors books, the pages flew past incredibly fast, and I was sucked into the story very easily I loved the setting of this book too, The Priory, which was a big atmospheric building, that is having some restoration work done to it The three friends, experience a lot over the course of the book, and although there are sad emotional undertones throughout, there were only a couple of moments where I found a lump in my throat.A fabulous story that I am delighted to have had the opportunity to read Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily

  4. Kathy Gange says:

    This is a A beautiful book about three friends that come together for the summer after six years it s told by Harriet s viewpoint I love this book it made me cry I know none of this is promised tomorrow but this is truly a sad story.

  5. Linda says:

    This is such a good, inspiring, sad, emotional, touching, insightful, loving, heart wrenching, beautiful book From the very first page to the very last word you won t be able to put it down It will touch your heart and soul in ways that you won t soon forget I cried so hard in places then laughed out loud in others The three main characters in this book are so wonderful So loving to each other and so hell bent on having a great summer despite the outcome of one s life The love of friends i This is such a good, inspiring, sad, emotional, touching, insightful, loving, heart wrenching, beautiful book From the very first page to the very last word you won t be able to put it down It will touch your heart and soul in ways that you won t soon forget I cried so hard in places then laughed out loud in others The three main characters in this book are so wonderful So loving to each other and so hell bent on having a great summer despite the outcome of one s life The love of friends is endless The friendships here are so beautiful and so inspiring From college to the end of one s days they are the best of friends Even after they will reign as the best of friends A mother, daughter, best friend Harrie just wants onesummer with her best friends Just onechance to have time with them and tell them what is going on How do you plan your life for the end To tell the ones you love that you will be leaving them and that you are ready to go That you love them and will miss them dearly How to you tell your best friends to move on and enjoy, cherish life before it s to late Harrie is just that kind of friend She has always put everyone before herself She s kind to a fault almost Each woman is special in her own right Each has dreams and loves the others deeply It s a story of true friends who would do anything for each other This book made me weep in parts and wonder if any of the people I have known who had cancer felt like Harrie Did they know it would be their last time here Did they enjoy their time Or did they hide scared I don t have a clue how I would handle it but hope that if I did I would be like Harrie Strong and outgoing Take a chance and love life Live it Eat it Drink it EnjoyI have to thank NetGalley, Lake Union, and the wonderful author Victoria Connelly for this beautiful written book It s a definite 5 stars and should be wayThank you for the honor of reading this I highly recommend it The characters are all likable You won t find fault with a single one It came from the heart At the end, the Author s Notes is a must read also It was a very touching tribute I loved it

  6. ROBIN RUIZ says:

    What would you do if you had only one last summer left Harriet, Audrey and Lisa have been friends for a very long time Sharing highs and lows over the years Since it s been 6 years since they ve spent any quality time together , Harriet rents an old Abbey which is being restored to spend the summer with them Not letting them know that this will be her last summer , as she has terminal cancer.These ladies were so different but are exactly what one needs, although at times I wanted to yell What would you do if you had only one last summer left Harriet, Audrey and Lisa have been friends for a very long time Sharing highs and lows over the years Since it s been 6 years since they ve spent any quality time together , Harriet rents an old Abbey which is being restored to spend the summer with them Not letting them know that this will be her last summer , as she has terminal cancer.These ladies were so different but are exactly what one needs, although at times I wanted to yell at them and then hug them.This is the story of friendship, love and courage.This is my first book by Victoria Connelly and it won t be my last

  7. Bambi Rathman says:

    A best friend is someone you can count on no matter what This book is about Harrie who has called on her best friends to spend the summer with her at a beautiful priory She has a desire to make the most of One Last Summer with the friends she has loved and lived life with Although it s been six years since the friends were together, they meet back up just like they had seen each other the day before Like nothing had changed.but things had changed For me this is a story about friendship A best friend is someone you can count on no matter what This book is about Harrie who has called on her best friends to spend the summer with her at a beautiful priory She has a desire to make the most of One Last Summer with the friends she has loved and lived life with Although it s been six years since the friends were together, they meet back up just like they had seen each other the day before Like nothing had changed.but things had changed For me this is a story about friendships and taking life on with each other through thick and thin Ms Connelly took me along the summer journey with emotions that pulled at my heart Her narrative with Harrie and the deep, personal thoughts she was thinking had me thinking, too The spectrum of emotions she went through, the last thoughts of things she would do or see, the agony of what to say to those she loved It s a book that will have you reflecting on life Every day is a gift One of the hardest lessons to learn in life was how to turn tomorrow into today Harrie hoped she d learned how to do it It s the same with regrets I think it s sad that people have them because everything we experience, everything we feel, makes us who we are and that s a truly unique person I want to thank LU, Netgalley and Ms Connelly for the opportunity to read this book It s a well written novel of friendships that are forever

  8. booksofallkinds says:

    I voluntarily reviewed this book from the tour organiser.A heart wrenching emotional tale of friendship and the fragility of life, ONE LAST SUMMER by Victoria Connelly is a beautiful story that is sure to make you cry.Harriet Greenleaf knows that the future is never certain and is determined to bring her two closest friends together again, even though they have managed to drift away from each other Set against a stunning backdrop, these three very different women will reconnect and discover mo I voluntarily reviewed this book from the tour organiser.A heart wrenching emotional tale of friendship and the fragility of life, ONE LAST SUMMER by Victoria Connelly is a beautiful story that is sure to make you cry.Harriet Greenleaf knows that the future is never certain and is determined to bring her two closest friends together again, even though they have managed to drift away from each other Set against a stunning backdrop, these three very different women will reconnect and discoverabout themselves as well as each other, and the importance of friendship will shine a light at the darkest of times The characters, the setting, and the emotional drama of ONE LAST SUMMER blew me away and when I finished reading it and crying my eyes out , it took me a little while before I could start another book and that is always the sign of a talented author in my book.Compelling, heartbreaking, inspiring and , ONE LAST SUMMER by Victoria Connelly is a must read this summer for all fiction fans and I cannot wait to readfrom this wonderful author

  9. Els says:

    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 y 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 taketime 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.https bforbookreview.wordpress.com

  10. Elaine says:

    Gosh, this is such an enthralling, emotional story simply amazing It is a very special book, sharing the thoughts, experiences, hopes and anxieties of Harriet who knows this will be her last summer She has decided to share it with her two best friends, workaholic Audrey and would be actress and yogi, Lisa, staying in the idyllic ancient priory They ve drifted apart in recent years and Harriet is hoping this time together will help to remind them all of happier times and make brilliant memor Gosh, this is such an enthralling, emotional story simply amazing It is a very special book, sharing the thoughts, experiences, hopes and anxieties of Harriet who knows this will be her last summer She has decided to share it with her two best friends, workaholic Audrey and would be actress and yogi, Lisa, staying in the idyllic ancient priory They ve drifted apart in recent years and Harriet is hoping this time together will help to remind them all of happier times and make brilliant memories for them in future as well as enabling her to eventually reveal her devastating prognosis It could be a really sad story but the author manages to make it into an inspirational, heartwarming story, with the three friends creating fantastic memories, growing close again and helping each other It is a story filled with love, great characters and friendship and one that I ll remember for years to come.I was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it

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