Saturday, 8 December 2012

Books Read: Megan Crane - Once More With Feeling


She's suffered the very worst of betrayals. 

And now Sarah's facing a divorce she never expected.

With Christmas round the corner, what better time to re-evaluate her life? As she reconsiders every choice she's made, she starts to wonder if her life was so perfect after all.  

This winter, lose yourself in Sarah's world of unmade decisions, lost friends and old flames..

What would you do if your whole world is turned upside?  For Sarah discovering that her husband had been having an affair, not with a stranger but with someone who'd known her all her life, it was the ultimate betrayal that forces her to take a look at her life to work out where her future lies.  She sets about reliving moments and decisions from her past to see how her life had turned out so differently, working as a lawyer in the suburbs, to what she'd envisaged when she was younger.

Although the synopsis hints at betrayal and divorce, it doesn't give too much away so I was shocked when almost from the start of the book we discover exactly who Tim had been having an affair with and can completely understand Sarah's reaction to both parties concerned.

I have to confess from the cover image that I did think that this would be a nice feel-goody Christmassy book, something it's definitely not, but despite not being what I was expecting it was an easy book to read.  The storyline flowed with ease with Sarah re-tracing moments from her college days when she shared a house with her best-friend Brooke to memories of her first love, Alec, to taking the momentous decision as to what she's going to do with her life now.

This was very much a story of picking yourself up from your lowest point and re-building a new life for yourself.  I loved Sarah as a character and her final decision as to what she was going to do with her life and hope that someday Megan might write a sequel, or short story follow-up, to see whether her new life has turned out to be everything she was hoping for.

I'd like to thank Alice at Quercus for sending me a copy of Once More With Feeling to review.  Having never read any of Megan's books before, she's definitely an author who I'll be looking to read more of in the future.

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