Top positive review
Wow, so real, so emotional, such a beautiful journey...
1 October 2017
I loved this story and couldn't put it down. Shari Low is such a talented writer - she pulls at the heartstrings yet feels so real, her characters so normal that you finish reading her work and just want to start all over again... just in case there is more.
'The Story of our Life' is her best work in my opinion, it moves between the story of Shauna and Colms relationship from when they first met to the troubled present day. Interspersed are their close friends, particularly Lulu and Dan, Vincent, grandmother Annie and Shauna’s very ‘interesting ‘ parents. I loved the whole cast of supporting characters, especially Annie.
This book is a story of Shauna's life. It alternates between Shauna and Colm meeting, their early marriage years, and present day when all the difficulties are happening.
We also get to see all the ups and downs that Shauna and Colm go through together despite the fact that they seem like the perfect match in the beginning. They love each other and want to support each other but it doesn't always work out the way they hope. It was incredibly realistic of marriage.
Overall, this was an incredibly emotional read. I couldn't stop reading near the end and I definitely felt the end hit me in the feels. This book tugged at my heartstrings and even though I was cheering for Shauna and Colm and the final outcome is clear from the start it is ultimately an uplifting story about the power of love, family and friendship...
I highly recommend it.