It’s a pleasure to be sharing my review for Our Life in a Day by Jamie Fewery as part of the blog tour today. Many thanks go to Tracy Fenton and Orion Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.
About the book
The rules are simple: choose the most significant moments from your relationship – one for each hour in the day.
You’d probably pick when you first met, right?
And the instant you knew for sure it was love?
Maybe even the time you watched the sunrise after your first night together?
But what about the car journey on the holiday where everything started to go wrong? Or your first proper fight?
Or that time you lied about where you’d been?
It’s a once in a lifetime chance to learn the truth.
But if you had to be completely honest with the one you love, would you still play?
For Esme and Tom, the game is about to begin. But once they start, there’s no going back . . .
Following Esme and Tom’s relationship over twenty-four individual hours of ups, downs and everything in between, Our Life in a Day is the most heartbreaking and moving love story you’ll read in 2019 – perfect for fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December, Jojo Moyes, and Roxie Cooper’s The Day We Met.
Our Life in a Day is available to purchase now – Amazon
I finished this book a couple of hours ago and the one thing that really stands out is that I didn’t feel like I was reading a fictional story, when I finished the last page I almost felt like I had lived through Esme and Tom’s relationship with them. What an emotional rollercoaster.
Our Life in a Day tells the story of Esme and Tom, it starts with Esme surprising Tom on their ten year anniversary with a game she has made up. Tom has to chose significant moments from the ten years since they met, a moment for each hour in a day, it doesn’t matter what year it happened in as long as the time frame fits and this is how we learn the story of Tom and Esme.
Tom takes us back to the moment he first met Esme after a difficult time in his life and over the course of the book the relationship is brought to life as Tom tells us the ups and downs of their relationship.
I loved the way the story is written, each chapter tells us a memory from a certain day and year and it fits into the time frame set out by Esme. It’s a really unique way of story telling and it worked brilliantly. Toms words really got to me at points, it was like he was telling his story to me and only me.
Both characters, Tom and Esme, were really easy to like. I couldn’t help feeling for them both, they truly love each other but like any relationship it has its difficulties but maybe more so for this couple. Tom really does try his best but what he believes is the best often isn’t.
Our Life in a Day really is a rollercoaster of emotions, some points I was laughing and others I was feeling a lump in my throat. Jamie Fewery really knows how to tug at those old heart strings and as a debut novel (I still can’t believe that) I have to say it was fantastic.
Perfectly paced and plotted, Our Life in a Day is a heartfelt and honest look at a couples relationship and I was totally hooked. It’s really not what I expected when I started the book, it’s so much better and I’ll definitely be recommending it.
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