Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #Contemporary #Fiction THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY by @sheilaoflanagan @headlinepg

The Women Who Ran AwayThe Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan

4 stars

The Women Who Ran Away is a contemporary story about family, friendships and the journey of life for the two women in this book.

Deira is distraught after the breakdown of her relationship with Gavin, so when tickets for their planned European holiday arrive, she decides to go away by herself.

Grace is ready to take the ferry across to France. She has a detailed itinerary which will end in Spain; the holiday has been planned by her husband, but Grace is travelling alone.

This is a lovely story about two ladies who find it easier to be truthful about their lives to a stranger than to their family and friends. Deira and Grace travel together after a misfortune to Deira’s car and  they solve clues to a treasure hunt set by Grace’s book loving husband. During their time together they both find healing a peace.

Fans of O’Flanagan’s books should enjoy this and I believe it would also make an ideal holiday read.

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Book description

Deira is setting out on the holiday she’d planned with her long-term partner Gavin… only she’s on her own. Gavin will not be amused when he finds out she’s ‘borrowed’ his car, but since their brutal break-up Deira’s not been acting rationally. Maybe a drive through beautiful France will help her see things differently…

Grace has been sent on a journey by her late husband, Ken. She doesn’t really want to be on it but she’s following his instructions as always. She can only hope that the trip will help her to forgive him. And then – finally – she’ll be able to let him go.

Thrown together by chance, Deira and Grace are soon motoring down the French highways, sharing intriguing stories of their pasts, as they each consider the future…

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