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Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a tour already in progress featuring a story that will draw you in and beg you not to let go. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, but at least with books, you can always read it again. So, with that in mind, let's get to today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
In Just One Day
About the book...
Flora has always adored her brother Billy. Born just eighteen months apart, their childhood was spent like two peas in a pod – no one could separate them. Now, as adults, they remain the best of friends. And as Flora is immersed in family life, Billy is always there to lend a hand.
But, in just one day, everything changes.
In just one day, Flora’s life falls apart.
In just one day, Flora has to learn how to live again.
From the nostalgia of seaside Britain to the breath-taking beauty of Venice, in tears and laughter, join Helen McGinn for this emotional, uplifting and joyful story about love in all its guises. But above all, this is an unforgettable story of one little girl and the brother she adores.
At the end of the story, there are questions posed to the reader, and one really brought a lot to light for me, once I got around to contemplating it. I'd like to approach my review centered around this question now. The question was simply...what do you think of the title...and while seemingly innocuous, it actually packs quite a punch.
IN JUST ONE DAY...
...so much changed for so many people! The loss of a loved one; the happiness sucked out of everything, making them devoid of color, feeling, and existence. The insurmountable effect that loss has on every...single...little...thing you do, whether it be meeting with friends to catch up, or merely enjoying a night home with your family. The story felt so much heavier than I was initially believing it to be...and that was when jobs were lost, and futures were unclear, but at least they had hope. Once that life was snuffed, for all intents and purposes it disappeared.
IN JUST ONE DAY...
...life marched on, but where it was ahead of them before, they seemed to be matching their steps more evenly. It took time, and effort, and oh so much trying, and yes, not everyone made it together, but it was done. It showed that while grief is different for everyone and some can get so severely lost down the rabbit hole, there is life after death, and light at the end of the tunnel. With good friends, a loving spouse, and a heart that knows even though it is broken, it can beat again...that's just what our characters do. Start to really live.
IN JUST ONE DAY....
...I read this book and thought nothing was as I imagined it to be, and yet somehow, it was sweeter for the changes. I was completely taken by surprise, and while fazed in the moment, it didn't last long, allowing me to dive into the story completely and honestly. I loved the journey their lives were taking from the start, and all the wonderful players/characters they met along the way, but the twists and turns made it unique, the heartache and loss made it connect, and the final peace obtained, each in their own way...real.
About the author...
Helen McGinn is a much-loved wine expert on TV and in print and an international wine judge. She spent ten years as a supermarket buyer sourcing wines around the world before setting up her award-winning blog (and now best-selling wine book) The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club. She is the drinks writer for the Daily Mail and regularly appears on TV’s Saturday Kitchen and This Morning. Helen lives in the New Forest and Boldwood are publishing her debut women’s fiction title in Spring 2021
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!