The Story Of Our Life - Shari Low
With the end of Term 2 over, and school holidays officially kicking off today, I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to stay in bed on these cold mornings a bit longer and read! I'm also working on my first blog giveaway, so keep an eye out for that soon!
I've read a few books over the past week or so, one being The Story Of Our Life by Shari Low.
This book made me laugh, and made me shed a tear (or two!)
The main characters, Colm and Shauna, appear to have everything going for them in life, happily married, and very in love, until one day they are faced with the biggest curveball that life could throw at them.
What makes this book a little different from your regular love story is how they opt to handle their predicament.
The book flows back and forth throughout the years, (each chapter is dated to make it easy for the reader to follow), outlining Colm and Shauna's relationship from when they met, until present day, and detailing significant events and moments throughout their relationship.
There are a few other characters in the story, including friends and family of Shauna's and Colm's, and each are relatable, though not all are likeable, particularly Shauna's father. But they could be your neighbour or work colleague or partner, because they are all so real, and add so much to the overall storyline.
The ending, although not quite what I was expecting, was written well, and had me reaching for the tissues.
I really, really enjoyed this book. It's a lovely, bitter-sweet romantic story that really tugged on my heartstrings.
I was given an ARC of this through netgalley in exchange for an honest review.