Book Review: For Once in My Life by Colleen Coleman

Published: 20/11/2018 by Bookouture
260 pages
Kindle Edition

Twenty-nine-year-old Lily Buckley planned to be happily married and in her dream job by now. Instead she’s been single since being left at the altar three years ago, and works at her local paper, writing about giant vegetables at the village fete and a dog who looks exactly like Chewbacca.

Not quite what she was dreaming of.

So when Lily’s given the opportunity to write her own column it’s exactly what she’s always wanted – except what she has to write about. She has to do one thing every week that scares her.

With encouragement from sexy colleague – and adrenalin-junkie – Christopher, Lily agrees. From sky-diving to haunted houses, Lily is going to be pushed to her limit. And since heartbreak has left her afraid of falling in love again, her growing feelings for Christopher might just push her past it…

But then her mum has a crisis, her column is the only thing keeping her – and her colleagues’ – jobs afloat, and Christopher’s ex arrives with her sights set on a romantic reunion.

Suddenly jumping out of a plane is the least of Lily’s problems… Can she save her family, her friends, and her heart – or will Lily let her fears hold her back?


Fantastic uplifting book!

Don’t we all experience this special connection with certain characters. We feel what they feel, we cry with them, we laugh with them, we are scared with them,…

For me, Lily is one of those characters for sure. When Lily’s life comes crashing down, when her future disappears with simple ‘I can’t go ahead with this.’, you will feel incredibly shocked, upset and so so sad with her.

Years later, Lily’s life is kind of back on the track. She’s working in local papers and loves her job, even if it’s not a perfect job by anybody’s standards. This job will give her more than paycheck in the end of the month. It will give her chance to find her inner strenght again, it will push her boundaries, it will teach her how to live again and feel alive!

I adored this book. With its strong and interesting characters, great plot and just that warm fuzzy feeling reading such a wonderful and positive book (even if it didn’t always felt like it), I read it in one day and just couldn’t put it down. Thumbs up from me 👍🏻 👍🏻

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