| Book Review | The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan

Genre: Contempory
Pages: 448 (hardcover)
Published: 16 July 2020
Publisher: Headline
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 . . .

My review

I really enjoyed the women who ran away, i found it totally refreshing and when I first started reading I knew I was going to enjoy it.

I really enjoyed Deira’s character , my heart went out to her throughout the book. Deira is distraught after the breakup in her relationship with Gavin, so when a ticket arrives for their planned European holiday she decides to go herself. 

With Grace’s character my heart when out to her, she’s ready to take a ferry across to France , her trip will end in Spain and was planned by her husband, so with her itinerary in place, Grace is travelling alone.

I really enjoyed following Deira and Grace travelling through france and spain, and found the author done amazing with the descriptions to the point I felt I could imagine it all. I found the story really easy to follow and found it seem natural when Deira and Grace came together in together.

I really enjoyed Sheila O’Flanagan’s book, I really enjoyed her writing style and how she describes the different places throughout the story, I will definitely be picking another one of her books up.

I found this story was of grief, friendship, loss and acceptance and I really enjoyed how Deira and Grace became together throughout there journeys.

7 thoughts on “| Book Review | The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan”

  1. This sounds heart-squeezing. And I love a traveling tale, makes me want to pack my bags and go somewhere – until I remember the long lines, endless waits, social distancing, and screaming babies on the plane that are ALWAYS in the seat in front of me.

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