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The Best Days of Our Lives: the big-hearted and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of Anything Could Happen

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The McKenzies are your average complicated family: knotted together by in-jokes, arguments and a few closely-guarded secrets. Set over the course of one life-changing year, The Best Days of Our Lives is a warm, big-hearted and poignant story, full of hope, heartache and love - the perfect gift this Christmas.

In the following year, we follow the McKenzies as they turn to different ways of coping (or not coping in this case). Leni is no longer with her husband and her long held hopes of becoming a mother are just a pipe dream. Through many experiences and an extensive journey they learn lots about themselves and several secrets are also revealed too.

This is a story about a fractured family, torn apart by deceit and who, through unimaginable tragedy, learn to appreciate each other as individuals and the roles that they play in each other's lives.

As you would imagine the whole family have been deeply affected by the loss of their sibling/daughter/friend as each attempts to come to terms with their grief in different ways.I’ve experienced grief in a number of ways and it can present in the most bizarre of situations and the strangest of times, but she’s definitely hit the mark with that. The books featured on this site are aimed primarily at readers aged 13 or above and therefore you must be 13 years or over to sign up to our newsletter. Everything is dialled up to such an extreme that it doesn’t always feel in keeping with the characters. The story is punctuated with various people's reminiscences of her from a tribute page set up by her sister, and these were fun to read.

I received an advance review copy for free thanks to NetGalley and Quercus and I am leaving this review voluntarily. A novel that is typical of it's Author but with perhaps a slightly slower paced feeling than previously.Evolving from distant and uninvolved to becoming Father of the Year over the course of a book is an impressive feat.

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