Book Review

It’s easy to forget that heroes and heroines actually do exist in everyday life. We’ve all come across them at some point in our lives. This book will make you think about the everyday heroes and heroines who you have come across in your life; the strangers who have gone out of their way to help you in your hour of need, the friends who show up in the bleak parts of your life and the people who come into your life with the answers to your problems.

Here’s the blurb

Behind every ordinary day, behind every ordinary story, there’s an extraordinary one just waiting to happen…

The uplifting, original new novel from the award-winning author of The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder.


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…


From the award-winning author, Sarah J. Harris, comes a warm, uplifting story about ordinary people, extraordinary tomorrows, and all the ways that life can surprise you.

Here’s my review

This book is one which should be read when you are feeling like the world is against you. I guarantee it will leave you with a smile and a lovely warm feeling. I was left with all these feelings as well as a powerful urge to hang around my local burger bar in the hope of seeing Cardiff’s version of Simon Sparks working there.

I loved this book because the characters, Jodie and Simon, were brilliant. They were quirky, interesting and an unlikely pair to form a friendship. However as the book progressed it became clear they were both survivors of traumatic pasts who had lost their way in life.

One of the standouts was Simon’s relationship with Jodie’s son, Zak. Their relationship made me get emotional towards the end. Beautifully written.

There are quite a few twists and turns in this story. It’s also an addictive and an emotional read.

I like this book because it was about the magic and healing properties of friendship, how life changing things can happen as a result of it and how it can mend broken people who feel like they have been cast aside by life.

Great read!

One Ordinary Day At A Time is available in hardback, ebook and audiobook now. You can purchase your copy using the links below.



Author bio:

Sarah J. Harris is an author and freelance education journalist who regularly writes for national newspapers. She became fascinated by synaesthesia and face blindness during her work as a journalist. THE COLOUR OF BEE LARKHAM’S MURDER is Sarah’s debut adult novel. She lives in London with her husband and two young children.

2 comments on “#BookReview One Ordinary Day At a Time @sarahsky23

  1. Sounds like another inspiring read, Lucy!

  2. Thanks for the blog tour support x

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