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Here I am again in tears after reading another of Shari Lows books, One Summer Sunrise. Loved it from start to finish, I felt all the emotions throughout, funny, shock, sad, relief and tears at the lovely ending. Thanks Shari for another wonderful read x
I always know I'm in for a cracking great read from Shari Low. In One Summer Sunrise, we catch up with characters she has written about before, plus some new ones. If you haven't met them before, it doesn't matter, but Ms Low's stories are well worth your time. There are secrets being kept, private grief, unspoken yearning and a search for closure. There is also redemption, forgiveness and love. This story follows the happenings of a group of family and friends as they prepare to farewell young Carny Bassett, as she finishes up university and heads off for new horizons. As her family and friends gather to have a huge celebration, a whole cascade of events befall them. Within days, many lives will be irrevocably changed.
I absolutely loved this. Have read almost all the wonderful books written by this amazing author. I just cannot put them down. Her characters are so enthralling and she writes so well you Actually feel you know them all personally. I love these books so much and can totally lose myself in the story. I read this in two days and if I could I would finish sooner (family duties git in the way). The only downside is I love to read them so much but when I finish it I feel disappointed And as if I am losing my 'friends'. I cannot wait to read more from this very very talented writer. Utterly in awe of her writing skills and look forward to many more stories with these amazing characters. A must read and one I would highly recommend. AMAZING!!!!
Only 15% in and one of the characters reveals she's an adoptee who has done a dna test to look for her biological family...the next few sentences have me seeing red! Apparently this character has zero matches in the data base of dna tests! IMPOSSIBLE, unless you are an alien!! Character goes on to say she's still wondering about her ethnicity...duh, the test results give you that (true, the ethnicity portion of the test is just an estimate and % changes as the companies update). Please, authors everywhere, get your facts straight before someone takes you at your word and thinks this is possible.
This was a decent, easy-read story of people finding each other; relationships forming, breaking, getting rearranged etc. However, the writing style was irritating. The characters were interchangeable and all dialogue was samey. I lost count of how often a 'witty' sally was explained as such, or a character's ability to be funny was over-stated. The writer made sure to show off a considerable vocabulary of alternative words for 'said' when working through each leaden exchange, giving the impression that the reader needs a signpost in order to recognise humour. It was all rather patronising and clunky. I won't be reading anything else by this author.
At first I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book. The elderly Harriet was 80 and lived alone. Recovering from a broken hip, she had decided that she didn’t want to carry on because she was so lonely. However, as the day unfolds, so does the story, with many characters being brought in, weaving their different stories together. As I have come to expect from Shari Low, alongside the sadness there is also an irrepressible humour. I won’t spoil the story by telling you what happens, but I can assure you that it is a good read.
Shari has this amazing knack to steal time. Planning only to read one chapter i devoured the book in one sitting. Her characters, her twists, her gripping storylines are just magic. Having binged on all her books earlier in the year I was really looking forward to this, but now I have to wait again.
I did actually read the whole book as I had bought it and wanted my money's worth while on holiday. It was very unbelievable, the characters were so stereotypical and I found the author took on more than she could chew with relating to characteristics and traits of different age groups. I doubt much research was carried out on issues like adoption, ivf , menopause, I could go on but I'll leave it there. I cringe when I think back. But hey, a cheesy, happy-go-lucky read with a big happy ending!