The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan swept me away to Spain and France for a lovely escapist read. Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for inviting me to join this blog tour for an author whose books I always adore.The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O'Flanagan
Published by Headline Publishing Group on July 16, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Women, Friendship
Source: Received from Publisher
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In Sheila O'Flanagan's stunning new novel, two women face up to shocking truths about the men they've loved - and start to make their own decisions about what to do next...
'One of my favourite authors' Marian Keyes Deira isn't the kind of woman to steal a car. Or drive to France alone with no plan. But then, Deira didn't expect to be single. Or to suddenly realise that the only way she can get the one thing she wants most is to start breaking every rule she lives by.
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.
Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Grace and Deira find that it's easier to share secrets with a stranger, especially in the shimmering sunny countryside of Spain and France. But they soon find that there's no escaping the truth, whether you're running away from it or racing towards it . . .
First Line of The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan
“Even after she’d put the luggage in the tiny boot of the convertible, Deira still wasn’t sure if she was going to go through with it.”
My Thoughts on The Women Who Ran Away
I feel like this is a very empowering book. We meet two women – Deira and Grace – who are at low points in their lives and both are unsure of the road ahead of them. Literally and figuratively, as they are both on road trips and trying to figure out their lives.
They are strangers, but end up travelling together, and sharing their struggles. I loved watching their friendship, build slowly, but surely. And I appreciated their honesty and strength with each other, as they didn’t hold back and spoke their opinions even if it made uncomfortable listening for the other person. But because their opinions came from truly caring and wanting the best for the other person, it was very uplifting and genuine.
The locations were fab, and I felt like I was road tripping right along with them. And there was even a treasure hunt thrown in to add a little mystery to the trip. It made me feel like throwing my own bags into the boot and heading off too. If only it wasn’t 2020!
This is a book about women, finding their identities and making their own way in the world and I loved it.
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Who should read The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan?
Fans of Sheila’s previous books will find entertaining characters here just as in all her previous books. I’d also recommend this to you if you enjoy engrossing reads that make you feel all the emotions and that make you care about the characters. Fans of authors such as Patricia Scanlan, Emma Hannigan and Rachael English should also enjoy.