Two women form an unlikely friendship as they face up to shocking truths about the men they’ve loved – and take the reins on deciding their future.
Deira is setting out on the holiday she’d planned with her long-term partner Gavin – only she’s on her own. Gavin will not be amused when he finds out she’s ‘borrowed’ his car, but since their brutal break-up Deira’s not been acting rationally. Maybe a drive through beautiful France will help her see things differently.
Grace is also travelling alone, each stage of her journey outlined in advance by her late husband. Ken was head of the household when he was alive, and it seems he’s still in charge. His last decision was a surprise – could there be more surprises to come? There’s only one way to find out, galling though it is to dance again to Ken’s tune.
Thrown together by chance, Grace and Deira find that it’s easier to share secrets with a stranger, especially in the shimmering sunny countryside of Spain and France. But they soon find that there’s no escaping the truth, whether you’re running away from it or racing towards it…
Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of bestselling charttoppers, including Her Husband’s Mistake, The Hideaway, What Happened That Night, The Missing Wife, My Mother’s Secret and All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award).
After working in banking and finance for a number of years, Sheila’s love for writing blossomed into curating stories about relationships in all their many forms.
A fun and heartwarming journey through France and Spain with two women who aren’t so much running away as running towards their future.
Following a break up (Deira) and bereavement (Grace), both protagonists find themselves on a trip of a lifetime, learning about themselves as they follow a treasure map devised by Grace’s late husband.
I really enjoyed this joyful and warm novel, it would be nice to have been reading it on the beach or by a pool but I had to make do with my sofa!
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.