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SALE!!! – Swimming Upstream by Ruth Mancini!!!!

Swimming UpstreamSwimming Upstream will be on sale for $0.99 (save $2) from January 28 -30!!  So Hurry!!!!
 
Swimming Upstream Blurb
 
“I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened.”
 
After seven years, Lizzie wonders whether she’s truly happy with her long-term boyfriend. When one wrong step and a chance meeting set off an unexpected chain of events, her life begins to unravel. On the same day that she meets Martin, an attractive lifeguard, her old friend, Catherine, re-appears. But is Martin really all he seems? And what is the secret that Catherine is hiding? As Lizzie struggles to confront the ghosts of her past, can she survive the shocking twist that will change the course of her future?
 

Swimming Upstream is a life-affirming and often humorous story about a young woman’s pursuit of happiness. It is also a story of female friendship, love, and divided loyalties – and the moral choices that we find ourselves making when the chips are down.

 You can also check out my review of this book HERE!!!!

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$0.99 SALE and REVIEW – Swimming Upstream by Ruth Mancini

Swimming UpstreamDescribed as “Eat, Pray, Love” meets “The Last Weekend”, Swimming Upstream is similar in style to books by Jojo Moyes (“Me Before You”), Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray, Love”), Nick Hornby (“How to be Good”) and Blake Morrison (“The Last Weekend”).

Book Blurb

“I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened.”

Lizzie has begun to achieve all the things she thought she had ever wanted, but realises instead that she is far from happy. Then she steps out into the path of an oncoming car, and her life begins to unravel, setting off a life-changing chain of events. Lizzie leaves her boyfriend and her home and moves to London to pursue her career. There, she attempts to overcome the legacy of her past and find her true direction in life. Little does she realise that her life is about to take another shocking twist… and that the consequences will be enormous. 

Swimming Upstream is a thoughtful but often humorous story about a young woman’s pursuit of happiness. Set in the early 1990s in Cambridge and London, it is also a story of friendship, love and divided loyalties – and the moral choices that Lizzie ultimately faces, when the chips are down. 

My Thoughts

Swimming Upstream is definitely a thinking, real-life type of book.  It would not surprise me at all if I was told it was a true story.  I felt like I was walking down the street with Lizzie and having conversations with her.  Ruth Mancini painted very vivid, real characters.  Lizzie has real problems and issues and ends up in some very iffy situations.
Honestly, towards the end I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to happen in Lizzie’s life.  At the end all you really want for her is what we all want in life – contentment.  We all want to know at the end of the day, month, year(s) that we did the best we could with what we had and life is actually pretty darn good.  I definitely had that perfect feel good feeling when I was finished with this book.

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Sale Dates: September 26-30

Ruth ManciniAbout the Author
Ruth Mancini was born in South London and educated in London and Cambridge where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish and a post-graduate diploma in law. For several years she worked in the publishing industry before becoming a practising lawyer, author and freelance writer.She now lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.

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