One Day in Summer by Shari Low

Thrilled to share my review for One Day in Summer on the blog tour being organised by Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books – this is a book I devoured in a day sat in our sunny garden, social distancing from the rest of the world. Thank you to Boldwood Books for a digital advanced review copy – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.


One day in summer, three lives are about to change forever.

After two decades of looking after others, this is the day that Agnetha McMaster is reclaiming her life. It’s her turn, her time but will she have the courage to start again?

Ten years ago, Mitchell McMaster divorced Agnetha and married her best friend, Celeste. Now he suspects his second wife is having an affair. This is the day he’ll discover if karma has come back to bite him.

Thanks to a DNA test, this is the day that Hope McTeer will finally meet her biological father. But will the reunion bring Hope the answers that she’s looking for?

My thoughts:

This is the second book I’ve read by Shari Low. I enjoyed My One Month Marriage earlier this year – my review can be found at http://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.hom… I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed One Day in Summer even more.

The summer day in question, in a non Covid 19 Glasgow, is the birthday of Aggs (Agnetha) who is celebrating her 45th birthday with her twin daughters, who have a few surprises planned for their mum. However there are many unplanned surprises during the day, as the story evolves and I loved the twists in the story. The twin sisters have a great relationship – loved their interactions with each other and their parents.

The other main characters, include the ex husband of Agnetha, Mitchell who is now married to her former best friend, Celeste, plus a young woman, Hope, looking to find her birth parents and Aaron, who has travelled from the United States to meet her after a DNA test.

One Day in Summer looks at lost love, betrayal, friendships, grief, siblings, adoption, and finding love. This was a great read, so many events happening simultaneously, a book I didn’t want to put down. I recommend this for an uplifting read. I would love to see this on TV too.

One Day in Summer is published in June 2020 in the UK.

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Shari Low

Shari Low is the #1 bestselling author of over 20 novels, including One Day In Winter and My One Month Marriage and a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So.  She lives near Glasgow.

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By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.


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