The Story of Our Life by Shari Low
Today, I'm kicking off the Blog Tour for Shari Low's brand new book The Story Of Our Life.
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: July 1, 2016
Print Length: 316 pages
So what would you do if your husband slept with another woman?
Colm strolled into my life fifteen years ago. If there's ever such a thing as love at first sight, that was it for us both.
A few weeks later we married, celebrating with those who cared, ignoring the raised eyebrows of the cynics.
We knew better. This was going to be forever. The dream come true. The happy ever after.
Until it wasn't.
Because a couple of months ago everything changed. We discovered a devastating truth, one that blew away our future and forced us to revisit our past, to test the bonds that were perhaps more fragile than they seemed.
So now I ask you again, what would you do if your husband slept with another woman?
Because this is what I did.
And this is the Story of Our Life...
Doesn't it sounds intriguing? I am very exited to share a guest post from the author of this book, Shari Low:
So it happened again. I didn’t mean it to. We just got close, became attached and as we got to know each other better, I realised that I’d gone too far.
Yep, seventeen books in and yet again I’d fallen in love with a figment of my imagination.
This time around, it was the irrepressibly funny, flawed, gorgeous Colm and I adored him for his beautiful soul, his humour and even his imperfections.
I once said that my top writing tip is to fall in love with at least one character in every book. Seventeen novels in, and I still find this to be true.
However, it doesn’t have to be romantic love. In the Story of Our Life, my heart also lay with Shauna, Colm’s wife.
Only a few weeks after they met, he asked her to marry him and she had no hesitation in accepting because she knew, just knew, that he was everything.
Fifteen years later, life deals them a catastrophic blow, one that threatens to destroy their future, but one that also makes them second-guess their past. Only then are they forced to face the reality that nothing is perfect, and no-one really knows if they’ll get that ‘happy ever after’ ending.
Events unfold from Shauna and Colm’s perspectives and memories are dredged up and re-examined, while they both struggle to accept a different future from the one they expected.
They have to learn to relate to each other on different terms, in a new reality that neither of them chose. And only when the last words are written, do we understand the decisions they made and the fate of their relationship.
And as for my feelings towards them? Many months after I’ve finished writing the book, they’re still in my head, not yet replaced by the cast of characters in the novel I’m writing now.
Perhaps they never will be.
Because if I learned one thing from Shauna and Colm in The Story of Our Life, it’s that even after a chapter seems to close, true love means that you never have to say goodbye.
The Story Of Our Life will be published by Aria on July 1st.
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A huge thank you to Aria ( Head of Zeus) and Shari Low.
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