Delphine is at a wedding when the shocking news comes. Suddenly her life changes for ever.
Delphine has worked hard for her success and she knows she’s got
everything she wants. But not everyone agrees.
Her opinionated family aren’t convinced that living alone with no plans to ‘settle down’ could
possibly make her truly happy, and no one appreciates it when she drops everything, day or night, whenever her boss Conrad calls.
Yet Delphine wouldn’t change a thing. And when Conrad makes her a surprise offer, it’s
clear that her hard work is going to pay off.
A few short days later, Delphine’s life is unrecognisable. The man who once broke her heart has suddenly reappeared, and a shocking tragedy turns her world on its head.
Delphine must rethink everything that matters to her, and to those around her, and decide, once and for all, if love, family and a little compromise should come before career, security and independence… and if she’s prepared to make that choice.
I am always incredibly excited when I hear about a new Sheila O’Flanagan book, so as soon as I was given the opportunity to review this latest release of hers I jumped at the chance.
Delphine is having a wonderful time at her brother’s wedding, in fact – the only thing that could make this day better would be if her family stopped reading so much in to the plus one she brought along with her. All Delphine really wants is for her family to recognise how much she has achieved on her own, despite the lack of romance in her life.
But then a phone call changes everything, and Delphine finds herself questioning everything that she thought she knew about herself. Now she finds herself having to face the possibility of not being able to continue living her dream, and the reality of not settling for anything less than perfect seems to be slipping pout of her control.
With another two weddings coming up, Delphine is given plenty to think about. Are her family right in suggesting that settling down is the way to go?. Delphine can’t help but feel that she should be able to have it all, a successful career and a happy marriage – but is it really something achievable.
This is one of those stories you become invested in right from the start. Delphine is such a delightful character that you connect with instantly. She is a very capable, strong headed woman who knows what she wants – and deserves – from life, despite her families interferences. Once again Sheila O’Flanagan has provided us with a story full of intriguing characters that are thoroughly believable and relatable in many ways, along with having several storylines interwoven throughout the book, allowing us to get to know the characters on a much deeper level.
I adored everything about this book. With a beautifully written storyline and a cast of colourful characters, this is a must read and a book I will be highly recommending to others.
About the Author
Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of nearly 30
bestselling chart-toppers, including The Women Who
Ran Away, Her Husband’s Mistake, The Hideaway,
What Happened That Night, The Missing Wife and
All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular
Fiction Book of the Year Award).
After working in banking and finance for a number of years, Sheila’s love for writing blossomed into curating stories about relationships in all their many forms.
http://www.sheilaoflanagan.com | @sheilaoflanagan