Saturday 19 June 2021

#BlogTour One Ordinary Day at a Time by Sarah J. Harris

It's my turn on the BlogTour One Ordinary Day at a Time by 

About the Author

Sarah J. Harris is an author and freelance education journalist who regularly writes for national newspapers. The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder was Sarah’s debut adult novel and a Richard & Judy book club pick. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Follow @sarahsky23 on Twitter, Visit

About the book
Two People - Simon Sparks is the man you know from behind the counter at the local Prince Burger (‘hold the gherkin!’), fry shovelling, shelf stacking, hiding away from the world. And Jodie Brook is the single mum you see crossing the street with her son Zak – always chasing a dream she can’t reach.

One Life - What if life could be so much more? When Simon and Jodie’s worlds collide, it upends everything they know. But in chaos comes opportunity. And for every person who’s ever doubted them, they find someone who’ll finally believe . . .


Jodie and Simon have more in common than they think, which is probably what brings them together. A connection that is unlikely at first, because the world according to Simon can be regimented and Jodie lives in chaos, and yet they are two peas in different pods with similar stories.

'knows exactly what it feels like to be deliberately broken into tiny fragments by someone else'

Regardless of the entirety of the story as a whole or both individual stories, the quote above is at the core of it all. Jodie has been reduced to fragments, fear sits on her shoulder as a constant companion. Simon is in a similar position, although he is the child in the equation. The guilt and the pressure grind him down and don't allow him to be the man he was supposed to be.

I thought it was an incredibly deep read and a dark one. It's not light-hearted, although eventually the story moves towards the key element of taking a moment to be kind to each other. To look beyond the superficial moments and what we can see, as opposed to what is deep beneath the surface.

The moral of the story is we ever know what is going on in someone's life at any given time or how they are coping. A smile can hide a thousand sorrows. 

Buy One Ordinary Day at a Time at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎ HarperCollins pub date 10 Jun. 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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