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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 friendsbut her dream is bittersweet On the one hand, its 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 Audreythe workaholic whos heading for a heart attack unless she slows down and makes time for herself Then Lisa, the happy go lucky flirt whos always struggled to commit to anyoneor anything Ever the optimist, can Harriet remind them of the joy in their lives and the importance of celebrating good friendship before its gone Through the highs and lows of a long, glorious summer, these three women will rediscover what it means to be there for each otherbefore they face the hardest of goodbyes

14 thoughts on “One Last Summer (English Edition)

  1. Isabella Isabella says:

    I had the great honur to be able to read this book through Netgalley, before it was published What a beautiful, poignant, intense, thought provoking, inspirational story this is I am a great fan of Victoria Connelly and I think she has done a brilliant job In fact, I think this is her best book so far The English countryside she so masterfully depicts in her novels gives only a little respite to the dramatic story unfolding before our very eyes Such a sad topic and yet so poetic Heartbreaking and yet so positive It makes you think and it ll stay with me for a long time.

  2. Maria Brennan Maria Brennan says:

    Although I found it difficult to read and spent a great deal of the time with tears streaming down my face, it was a very thoughtful and compassionate story about friends and family that almost makes you believe you re part of that story Victoria is a brilliant author and always brings you into her world even when that world is unbearably hard, was sorry when I reached the end Well done another best seller I m sure

  3. Elaine Fryatt Elaine Fryatt says:

    I felt this book was beautifully written and deeply moving I really loved it Harriet Greenleaf, in her forties, thinks this may be her last summer and rents the Priory, in Somerset, for several consecutive weeks It was built in the 13th century and had had several reincarnations The author describes it, its garden and orchard excellently Harriet is divorced and has a much loved daughter, Honor, from her marriage Her two closest friends from University, Audrey and Lisa are to accompany her All three of them have their own problems and there are sad and happy times They have to do much soul searching and some life changing decisions are made I really felt the author must have had to do much research because it is written with so much empathy I can highly recommend this book and my thanks go to the author, Victoria Connelly for a great read.

  4. nicola slade nicola slade says:

    I ve always loved Victoria Connelly s books but I ve never been in tears while reading one until now A bittersweet story of life and death, love and loss, laughter and tears, with old friendships revisited and new ones tentatively explored A lovely, moving story that is immensely satisfying even though it made me cry.

  5. enid callladine enid callladine says:

    This is a lovely story of three friends all coming together to stay at luxury location.They all bring along baggage from there lives that they didn t seem to realise they had.Sadly one has devastating news to share, but takes her Daughters arrival to make her spill the beans.It is very drawn out, and lots of details about food they ate and activity they pursued while staying at the priory.But two women made new friendships, and third sorted out her business and marriage.Well written on subject that us always difficult to handle.

  6. Customer Customer says:

    Beautifully allows the reader to hear the thoughts of Harriet, her human reality dealing with her final summer Delicate descriptions of an idyllic setting allowing the reader into that private landscape Empathise with her friends, her daughter, herself, how we may ourselves react in such circumstances, allowing us to realise our own humanity. Feeble or Strong, Angry or Passive Acceptance or resentment I picked up and identified, was inspired and comforted, a novel of fiction, but so carefully crafted,that the characters reached out from the pages and became something than a novel, but not flesh and bones completely This is a beautiful book.

  7. M. Sparrow M. Sparrow says:

    A delightful book, could have read it from cover to cover Such a believable story line, have tissues ready It cover a problem we all face at sometimes in our life What to tell the family or friends Thank you , every one should read it This author always writes well and such believable story line Thank you

  8. Mrs P C Mrs P C says:

    The Priory is a beautiful setting for one long summer holiday to be spent together by 3 friends The descriptive passages make you feel as though you are there with them Make sure you have plenty of tissues as this book will draw you in to feel the full range of emotions, from laughter to tears, experienced by the characters They all have their problems which results in some soul searching about changing their perspective on life I think this could well be the best book I have read by Victoria Connelly and I have enjoyed all those I have read so far.

  9. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Such a moving read You are drawn into the friends circle and Harrie is such a lovely character an inspiration in dealing with her certain death but honest too Superb writing

  10. Jennywren Jennywren says:

    Was looking forward to happy holiday adventures in the surrounding countryside with a few twists and turns along the way, when one of a group of four women booked the old priory for a reunion after not meeting up for 40 years since teacher training college Individual personalities came to the fore and lots of reminiscing about the past There was one male renovating the old tower which did spark a little interest but was such a boring character Tried to persevere through half the story but no light came through an increasingly dark tunnel too depressing for me.

  11. S. W. Price S. W. Price says:

    Interesting character development and anatomy of a friendship The story was tenderly told, yet somewhat fairy tale like Some of the writing style was a little grating, too many mouths dropped open.Yet I learnt to care about all the characters, not only the protagonist The setting was carefully and sympathetically described I wished we still had summers like this one, but, perhaps it was truly the last if it s kind.

  12. katiematie katiematie says:

    One last summer is a story that will stay with you It has been beautifully written with love, compassion and laughter.The characters all have their own little backstories as well as having their own love and companionship as a group.I was so sorry to come to the end and spent a lot of time with tears due to one characters illness.Another wonderful book by this author I highly recommend this book to be read by everyone Thank you.

  13. Iris_J Iris_J says:

    I started this new book one month ago When I reach 10% of the whole volume, I just cannot stop I was so obsessed with the joyous friendship among these three beautiful, kind and intelligent individuals They have really different personalities That is why fate puts them together and be there to support each other I cried at the end of the book with massive gratefulness and moving feelings This story is very amazing which make you laugh and cry and feel stronger after seeing the brave girls reacting to their tough life Really good reading experience.

  14. Jean B Jean B says:

    This book really played with the emotions from start to finish Although it was obvious from the start that the main character would die from a terminal illness, it nevertheless had a heartbreaking conclusion A thoroughly good read, I strongly recommend it.