Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Life After You by Siân O’Gorman. I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my invitation to join this tour. I enjoyed this unexpected story that had my emotions all over. Scroll down for my review.
Published September 15th 2020 by Boldwood Books
About the book: Meaningful and moving, a beautiful story with life-affirming qualities. What if the one you’ve lost, is the one person you need to find?
Milly Bryne’s world came crashing down when she lost her beloved Dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks. Losing her Dad has broken her family. Losing her soul mate made has made her give up on life and love.After swerving from stability to chaos to despair, Milly finally believes she has her life back on track when the unexpected return of a familiar face to Ireland throws her life once more into a spin. Milly is forced to decide if her new life is the one for her, or if there is another path that will bring even greater riches of joy, excitement and fun into her world. Life just isn’t worth living if your heart isn’t in it?
Perfect for the fans of Cecilia Ahern and Cathy Kelly
Milly is still dealing with her grief, five years after the death of her father. When her boyfriend, Darragh, packed up and went to Italy a week after the funeral, it caused even more pain. Milly is trying to fit in and belong, so she is working crazy hours at her law firm and dating a businessman who deals in acquisitions and development. The problem is, she is not happy with her life. When Darragh moves back to Dublin and opens a wine bar around the corner of where she lives, her feelings are all over the place. It is the catalyst she needs to take stock of her life and figure out what she really wants.
I enjoyed this story. If is quite realistic, and had my emotions all over the place. Milly’s family were all dealing with her father’s death in different ways, but when they finally talk about it, there is healing for all of them. Milly was a wonderful character. I loved her right from the start. She was such a wonderful friend, a caring person, a hard worker and a smart cookie in most areas. The one downfall she has was trying to be someone she was not when with her boyfriend Ryan. I cringed every time she changed her plans for him and had to spend time with his vicious and nasty mother. The supporting characters were also well-developed and all played an important role in her transformation, even the evil Carole. I absolutely loved her boss Catriona. She was the humour in this story. She was a workaholic lawyer that had to figure out how to live and work after having a baby. Her character had many things that I identified with. This was a wonderful story about life with many relatable characters. Dealing with grief, finding yourself, supporting one another, developing a backbone and dealing with everyday issues all played a role in this story. Make sure you have tissues handy when you read this one, but I definitely recommend it. I was gifted a copy of this book upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.
Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2VGcJvC
About the Author: Siân O’Gorman was born in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland, grew up in the lovely city of Cardiff, and has found her way back to Ireland and now lives on the east of the country, in the village of Dalkey, just along the coast from Dublin. She works as a radio producer for RTE.