My Thoughts On… The Time of Our Lives by Abby Williams
11 August, 2019
My Thoughts on... The Time of Our Lives by Abby Williams
Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Time of Our Lives and I am here today with a review of this charming book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: The Time of Our Lives Publisher: Aria Fiction Published: 8th August 2019 Format: Paperback Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: Two women from two very different generations are brought together through dramatic circumstances and help each other to forge new paths.
Twenty-six-year-old Erin has everything she’s ever wanted – a good job, a gorgeous fiancé and a best friend who’s always there for her. But suddenly her life comes crashing down around her. Unable to return home to her parents, she takes a room in a house nearby and her life starts over in the most unexpected of ways…
Seventy-six-year old Lydia, who, shocked by the sudden death of her husband, is devastated to discover that he has left her in crippling debt. With no choice but to take in a lodger, Erin comes into her life. When they find a letter hidden in the attic old secrets come to light and, with Erin by her side, Lydia finds herself going on a trip of a lifetime.
With characters that you quickly fall in love with, friendships that become strong and grow throughout the book and a book that celebrates life, family and love, how could I not have absolutely loved it. The Time Of Our Lives follows two main protagonists, the first is an elder woman in her late seventies and the second is a younger woman in her late twenties. They’re thrown together almost by chance but they end up helping each other in ways they both needed but didn’t realise.
This story was full of passion and love and I just adored every single minute I was inside of it. I really enjoyed witnessing how Erin grew stronger throughout the book and how Lydia started to learn more about herself and her life as the story continued. I instantly fell for these characters and got very emotional invested in their lives. I loved how it all ended and came together and it was definitely worth it just for that.
All in all, this is a heart moving, joyous book of self-discovery, friendship, love and family. It is a book that looks both at the past and the future and how it can all change our lives and how we live them. It looks at how sometimes, the right people walk into our lives at just the right time. It is a heart-warming story that I really loved reading and would absolutely recommend to others who want a book that is full of hope – especially after the characters deal with some horrific blows.
About the Author
Abby Williams is the pseudonym for Fiona Ford, writer of romantic up-lit and historical fiction. Fiona started out as a freelance journalist for titles such as Grazia, Sunday Mirror and Stylist before realising her passion lay in novels. Now she spends her days immersed in made-up worlds and reckons she has the very best job in the world. When she’s not writing, Fiona is a gym nut, but only so it means she can eat lots of cake and drink lots of wine – not necessarily in that order. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and two cats who she sometimes thinks she might love just a little bit more than all the humans she knows. The Time of Our Lives is her first romantic novel and she is now busy scribbling away her second.