Ones to Watch in 2021. One Ordinary Day At A Time Sarah J Harris.


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.


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…


Sometimes a book comes along and you immediately click with the characters, greeting them like old friends every time you go in for another chapter – One Ordinary Day At A Time was one of those books for me, from the moment I started reading about Simon and Jodie I fell irrevocably in love.

Simon is a tortured genius, Jodie is a single mother struggling to make ends meet. She dreams of a better life and Simon hides from life entirely. But maybe, one ordinary day at a time, things can change for both of them.

I adored this story, it was entirely beautiful, sometimes the best things in life really are the mundane ones..sometimes things go wrong before they go right and sometimes one person met almost by chance (even when the first thing they do is accidentally throw a brick at you) can change everything.

This was funny and melancholy, uplifting for sure and sometimes sad. Sarah J Harris has such a wonderful writing style, absorbing and addictive with a strong sense of character and the ability to say so much in a single sentence. The intricacy of the relationships in this book are insightful and riveting, the underlying themes brilliantly brought to life.

When I finished this I was bereft. What will I do without these two in my life? Oh and young Zak of course..whose childlike delight with almost anything was a joy to read about.

You can purchase One Ordinary Day At A Time (Harper Collins) Here.

Happy Reading!

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