Saturday 12 June 2021

One Ordinary Day at a Time by Sarah J. Harris Blog Tour

 Something that always works well in books, girl meets boy, they fall in love, drama happens but in the end they belong together. What we don't necessarily see a lot of in novels is girl meets boy and they fall into a beautiful friendship.

But that's exactly what we get in Sarah J. Harris's latest novel One Ordinary Day at a Time and I for one found it an utter delight to read.

And with that said, welcome to my spot on the blog tour.



 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…


This is a book that I had an instant liking of.

The front cover, the blurb, everything appealed to me and the moment I started reading, I honestly didn't want to stop.

Even though this isn't a romance, I still felt like I was falling in love. 

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 us…

Simon is quite literally a genius, his IQ is phenomenal yet for all of his smarts he finds himself working in a local takeaway called Prince Burger, a far cry from where he envisioned himself.

Jodie is quite knowledgable herself. A single mum to Zak (who happens to be my favourite character), she begins working at Prince Burger too to try and make enough money to not only allow her and her son to live but to pay her tuition to allow their dreams to eventually come true.

Could this pair meeting be the start of better things for both of them?

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

This story is absolutely adorable.

Two quirky characters. An unlikely, but beautiful friendship. Journeys of self discovery, forgiveness and new life that is - fingers crossed - just around the corner.

What I instantly took away from this is that we are all quick to judge. First impressions can be utterly false and not a fair representation of a person's true character and both Simon and Jodie prove this.

This unexpected pair are both strong and determined in their own ways despite the hardship that they've had to face over the years.

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

This is a touching tale that really pulls at the heart strings.

What I found fascinating was that this is in fact not a romance, we do get the girl meets boy but what blossoms from this is a truly heartwarming bond between friends.

With a generous combination of emotion and humour, which is all wrapped up in intricate and meaningful details, this is a book that although covering tough subjects such including both mental and physical abuses, still managed to give me a sense of hope.


An uplifting, unique story that left me smiling.

A novel that I for one will be recommending to everyone but if you won't take my word for it, do follow the rest of the blog tour for more insight into this witty, wonderful book:


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