One Last Summer

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They have the whole summer ahead of them. Is it enough to rekindle the friendship they once shared?

Harriet Greenleaf dreams of spending the summer in a beautiful ancient priory on the Somerset coast with her two best friends—but her dream is bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s a chance to reconnect three lives that have drifted apart; on the other, she has a devastating secret to share that will change everything between them forever.

First to arrive is Audrey—the workaholic who’s heading for a heart attack unless she slows down and makes time for herself. Then Lisa, the happy-go-lucky flirt who’s always struggled to commit to anyone—or anything. Ever the optimist, can Harriet remind them of the joy in their lives and the importance of celebrating good friendship before it’s gone?

Through the highs and lows of a long, glorious summer, these three women will rediscover what it means to be there for each other—before they face the hardest of goodbyes.

Reader reviews

One Last Summer is a beautiful novel full of tender and poignant moments—funny at times, tissue-worthy at others—and always heartbreakingly hopeful…It’s Victoria Connelly at her best.’

USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean

‘Compassionately told, searingly emotional and wonderfully uplifting. One Last Summer is a very special book that manages to break your heart and lift your spirit in equal measures.’ Bookish Jottings

‘Sometimes a story really speaks to you. This is one of those stories. It’s a very special moment when you get more than a story from a book, and here you get so much more: inspiration and courage to do what makes your heart sing.’ – Just 4 My Books

‘An eloquent, gorgeous read! It’s the type of novel which touches a part of you that you weren’t really aware was there… a memorable read from an accomplished and talented author.’ – Grace J Reviewer Lady

‘A beautiful weepy.’ – The Divine Write

‘There are times in this novel where I smiled, laughed, got sad, cried – lots of emotions… There is sadness but a lot of warmth and a powerful message at its centre. Thank you, Victoria, for a wonderful novel.’ – Novel Kicks

‘Oh my word, One Last Summer is one seriously emotive read that got to me in more ways than one… The author certainly knows how to tug on the heartstrings and then some.’ – Ginger Book Geek

‘Sensitive, realistic and thought-provoking… despite such a sad subject matter I was left feeling very uplifted.’ – That Thing She Reads

‘A beautiful life-affirming book!’ – Jan’s Books Buzz is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. Privacy.