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The Summer We Ran Away by Jenny Oliver – Blog Tour

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The Summer We Ran Away by Jenny Oliver

Genre: Fiction

About The Book

It was meant to be the party of the summer… In Cedar Road, everyone is preparing for Lexi’s ‘White Hot’ summer party. For one night, parking squabbles and petitions are put aside as neighbours sip Prosecco under the fairy lights and gather by the hot tub to marvel at Lexi’s effortlessly glamorous life with Hot Hamish. For Julia, it’s a chance to coax husband Charlie out of his potting shed and into a shirt so they can have a welcome break from the hellish house renovation they’ve been wrestling with. And it’s a chance for Julia to pretend – just for a night – that her life is as perfect as Lexi’s. But when, during the party, one of Julia’s WhatsApp messages falls into the wrong hands and reveals her most intimate thoughts, things reach boiling point… And when all the neighbours know exactly what you’re thinking, there’s only one thing to do. Run away. It’s going to be a summer Julia will never forget…

My Thoughts

How is it that we always want what we don’t have and disregard what we have? This is a book to make us value our life options and what we have on our side. This is Julia’s story, everyone thinks her life is perfect, but as you can imagine her life is not as perfect as it seems, so when a message is sent to the wrong WhatsApp group her dreams with a handsome neighbour, she decided that the best way to face the problem is running away! Oh yes, with her life upside down she decides to take some “days” to clear her thoughts (and the air in her house). But she will not travel alone, her friend Amber will be her partner in crime, making the story approachable and refreshing for any reader. This is a quick and delightful read, complex and with a human touch that will make you feel part of the story and touched with all the characters. Don’t doubt that this book will take you through a trip to France that you’ll never forget, and remember to take the swimsuit! 😉
I love the stories with imperfect characters, even if they try to show that they are perfect on the outside, they know that the truth is far from it, making the reader feel closer to them and understand the way they act and think. I didn’t expect so much fun when I started this book, I’ll search for more books of this delightful author, Jenny Oliver, it’s a must read! This is a book that you’ll finish in just one stand, but the situations and characters will take much more to leave you. Ready to ran away?

About The Author

Jenny Oliver is a bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Twice nominated for the RNA Best Contemporary Novel award, Jenny’s books explore the ups and downs of relationships and an unwavering belief in happy ever after. In the past she has had jobs ranging from an elf in the Disney store, a personal trainer, journalist, editor and now, by far the best, a writer. In her spare time she can be found cajoling her family out to car boot sales, trying to reign in her competitiveness on the netball court and subtly eavesdropping on strangers’ conversations as inspiration for her next book.

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