The Story of Our Lives

The Story of Our Lives

Four friends. Twenty years. One powerful secret. Everyone remembers where they were on 31st August 1997, the day Princess Diana died. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa certainly do -? a beautiful cottage in Southwold, at the start of an annual tradition to have a weekend away together.Every year since, the four best friends have come back together. But over time the changes Four friends. Twenty years. One powerful secret. Everyone remembers where they were on 31st August 1997, the day Prince...

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Title:The Story of Our Lives
Author:Helen Warner
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B01DZRZS56
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:327 pages pages

The Story of Our Lives Reviews

  • Sue
    Feb 10, 2018
    This is a wonderful story about 4 friends during 20 years of their lives. Even though they are best friends, they all live very different lives and only get together for an occasional weekend. More importantly, even though they are best friends who tell each other everything -- they ar...
  • Trish
    Feb 09, 2018
    The Story of Us tells the story of four friends over the years. Sophie has a wonderful relationship but struggles with post-partum depression. Amy is in a perfect marriage - from the outside. Emily is a single mother raising her son alone. Melissa struggles with drinking and self estee...
  • Deb
    Feb 21, 2018
    I am a bit of a sucker for good women's friendship stories, especially when they span years or even decades and give you a front-row seat to see how different characters and their relationships grow and evolve. The Story of Our Lives covers the years between 1997 and 2007 in the lives ...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Feb 14, 2018
    2.5 stars It started out slow and bit all over the place; after I invested a bit of time into it I became more engaged in the story. Boy was there loads of drama. And, the drama kept on coming even when you wanted to cover your eyes and will it to stop. (Why Emily, why?!) The st...
  • Lesa
    Feb 02, 2018
    Women's friendships can last through time and problems, through immaturity and growth. Four women struggle with their friendship for twenty years in Helen Warner's intense novel, The Story of Our Lives. Sophie, Amy, Emily and Melissa were best friends at university in London. Althou...
  • Patty
    Mar 03, 2018
    Title...The Story Of Our Lives Author...Helen Warner My " in a nutshell" summary... Four women...who met as young women in college...try to spend at least one weekend a year at a ?weekend getaway?. Sophie, Melissa, Emily and Amy each have their own secrets and heartaches...
  • Gmr
    Mar 04, 2018
    The title is most appropriate because honestly there is no way to tell simply ONE woman's story here without hitting on another's and another's and...well you get the picture. Such are the lives of friends, intertwined, overlapping, and filled to the brim with shared moments and histor...
  • Cleo Bannister
    Feb 04, 2018
    How would we survive without friends for support? The Story of Our Lives follows four women; Sophie, Melissa, Emily and Amy over twenty years in short bursts an unusual structure that gives an insight into the momentous occasions that we all encounter during our lives. The first tim...
  • Patty
    Feb 22, 2018
    Four friends go away for a girls? weekend every year ? when they can ? to decompress, relax, reaffirm their friendship, share their lives and support each other through good and bad. Each one has a distinctive story and sometimes they overlap and sometimes one friend is the focus...
  • Ricki Treleaven
    Feb 07, 2018
    This book reminds me of Sex and the City because it's about four close friends who met when they were young and maintain a close bond as the years pass, but instead of meeting every week for brunch, these women go away together for long weekends to hang out and catch-up with each other...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Feb 27, 2018
    2.5 STARS - The Story of Our Lives is a look at the friendships of four women. Readers get an inside look at their ups and downs when they meet up for their yearly girls' weekends over a period of twenty years. This was an easy read that was more melodramatic than I had anticipated....
  • Rachel Gilbey
    Jan 18, 2018
    Incredibly impressive novel, where we follow the lives of four best friends over a 10 year period of their lives. They tend to meet up for a weekend away every year, so the book is split naturally into sections, with a news headline from the time at the start of the next yearly meet up...
  • Cheryl M-M
    Feb 12, 2018
    Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa are a close-knit group of friends. The reader follows them through their trials and tribulations over a period of two decades. They meet every year at the same time to celebrate their friendships and all the changes in their lives. Pregnancies, career cha...
  • Becky
    Feb 08, 2018
    Best friends Sophie, Emily, Amy, and Melissa have been thick as thieves since their college days. Now that they're all out on their own, and even though they do see each other occasionally, they've made a tradition of getting together for a girls' weekend each year. But as the years...
  • Vandana
    Jan 01, 2018
    No woman in this world would be able to survive without the constant support and cheer from her girlfriends who are always present whenever you need a comforting hug or to listen to soothing words or just to unburden yourself. ?The Story of Our Lives? by Helen Warner is a tribute t...
  • Jeanne
    Nov 20, 2017
    The description made me look forward to complicated, multidimensional, interesting characters but I was disappointed to feel nothing for these characters. There was a wall between this reader and any depth the author may have intended ...
  • Sandie Bishop
    Jan 21, 2018
    This is an immensely readable book. Well drawn characters as diverse as you are going to get within a friendship group who meet at university, stay close friends yet go their own paths in life. Sophie: the sensible, grown up one who meets her Mr Right, Steve, at uni, gets a good job...
  • Melissa
    Nov 29, 2017
    Actual rating 2.5 This was a hard one for me to read because if I ever write a novel this is what I would write - A story of me and my friends being hilarious, dealing with issues, helping each other, having amazing times. But this was just too much on the extreme end of things and ...
  • Amy
    Feb 16, 2018
    I?m sure many of us have read stories about a group of female friends before, but the way this was structured was unique and set it apart from other books based on friendship. Four friends, Sophie, Melissa, Amy and Emily meet up every year for a girls weekend and these trips mean the...
  • DJ Sakata
    Feb 04, 2018
    Favorite Quotes: Anton was her tutor and over the course of her first year, Emily had grown increasingly attracted to him. In his late thirties, he was tall, tanned, blond and devastatingly charming. He was also devastatingly married with two young children. Melissa?s love life...
  • Emma
    Nov 03, 2017
    This was such an enjoyable book, I found myself completely engrossed in the lives of Sophie, Melissa, Emily and Amy. We meet up with these four friends once a year when they come together for their annual getaway. Over the course of twenty years we see these ladies fall in and out of l...
  • Katie
    Oct 12, 2017
    The Story of Our Lives is a story of friendship, in good times and bad, and how those bonds forged in early adulthood are both strengthened and tested as the years go on. Helen Warner's novel follows four very different London-based best friends - Sophie, Melissa, Amy, and Emily - ...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    Jan 07, 2018
    ***ARC received in exchanged for an honest review*** Emotional. Raw. A story of heartbreak, love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, friendship and family. Real life is what you get in the newest release by Helen Warner, The Story of Our Lives. There is a little bit of everything that in ...
  • Julia Wilson
    Feb 16, 2018
    The Story Of Our Lives by Helen Warner is a fabulous contemporary novel about friendship and life. The action spans from 1997 following a group of friends as they meet annually. There are flashbacks to fill in the action as the timeline moves forwards. Written in a chatty, engaging st...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Feb 25, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book about 4 best friends who meet every year for a girls weekend away. It?s a story about friendship, love, loss, betrayal, and forgiveness. ...
  • Laura
    Feb 25, 2018
    I've not read anything by Helen Warner before, but I'll definitely be looking out for more. This book was such an enjoyable and easy read, and I found myself completely invested in all of the characters. 'The Story of Our Lives' concerns four female friends who have been friends sin...
  • Kendall
    Sep 05, 2017
    The Story of Our Lives is a raw, emotional, and unputdownable book! I have not had the pleasure of reading anything by Helen Warner but this book was truly such a gem. Emily, Amy, Melissa, and Sophie have been best friends since they were little girls. They have been there for one ...
  • Katy (Katyslibrary)
    Feb 06, 2018
    Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Graydon House for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour. Following four best friends over the course of many years, this book explores hard topics such as abuse, miscarriages, and b...
  • Shalini
    Mar 01, 2018
    A story of 4 friends, a story of friendship and family, a story haunted by secrets, a story of betrayal, a story of forgiveness, a story of reaffirmation of deep bonds This book follows the lives of 4 women, best friends since college, the hills and valleys of their lives, their hap...
  • Stephaniereads
    Mar 23, 2018
    Reviewing a book like this is very hard not to give so much away or anything away. Here goes, we meet four uni friends in their mid twenties, they meet up for one weekend a year. This is normally in the summer months and they rent out a holiday cottage/house. At these weekends the girl...