The Women Who Ran Away by Shelia O’Flanagan **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Thursday!

Love a good road trip book and this one was super fun!🚗

The Women Who Ran Away


‘One of my favourite authors’ Marian Keyes

‘If you’ve had to cancel your holiday plans this summer, don’t worry – this beautiful new novel will transport you to sunnier climes…’ – HEAT‘S READ OF THE WEEK

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…

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 . . .


‘Didn’t want it to end‘ *****

‘I would have given this 6 stars if I could

‘Within the first chapter, I had left reality and social distancing behind and joined two amazing women on a life-changing adventure’ *****

‘A great summer read

Five stars all the way!’ *****

‘Sheila O’Flanagan never disappoints‘ *****

Fantastic read!’

Couldn’t put this book down!’

Purchase Links My Thoughts

A road trip of rediscovery. Daira is not one to break the law, but here she is driving the car she stole from her ex-boyfriend on a road trip through France. Grace recently unexpectedly lost her husband and this is her farewell trip of sorts to him. He has sent her on a treasure hunt across France. Daira and Grace meet one another on the ferry to France and decide to travel together. What follows is a lovely story of friendship, grief, discovery, healing and romance.

What a wonderful story! I loved both of these characters and related to both of them on a different level. Loved how healing this road trip was for both of them. Both women had gone through so many things and I think sharing their stories, their hopes, and their dreams was so cathartic for both of them. Loved getting to know these ladies and traveling France through the pages of this book.


Author Bio

Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of bestselling chart-toppers, including Her Husband’s Mistake, The Hideaway, What Happened That Night, The Missing Wife, My Mother’s Secret and All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award). After working in banking and finance for a number of years, Sheila’s love for writing blossomed into curating stories about relationships in all their many forms.

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Twitter: @sheilaoflanagan / @headlinepg