Once More With Feeling
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Once More With Feeling

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She's suffered the very worst of betrayals. And now Sarah's facing a divorce she never expected. With Christmas round the corner, what better time to re-evaluate her life? As she reconsiders every choice she's made, she starts to wonder if her life was so perfect after all. This winter, lose yourself in Sarah's world of unmade decisions, lost friends and old flames...
Paperback, 357 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Quercus
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What a completely and utterly fantastic read. I highlighted so many sections of this, pausing to re-read sections and reflect on them, I doubt I can do this justice in a review.

Sarah's whole world caves in around her when she returns home and catches her husband in bed with someone else. I've read this set up in so many stories, but the writing really made her nightmare feel gut-wrenchingly real.

At first Sarah is shell-shocked and disappears into herself, blaming herself, feeling hatred for Car...more
Vicky (Books, Biscuits, and Tea)
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I absolutely loved this book and I’m fairly sure I would have devoured it in one sitting if I had more free time to actually sit down and read. I had no idea what to expect from this story because the synopsis doesn’t really give away too much. I glanced at the cover (which is gorgeous, by the way) and I thought it would be a nice, atmospheric Christmas read. Something light you can curl up with under a warm blanket, a mug of hot ch...more
I'm very familiar with Megan Crane's books. She hasn't written a book yet that hasn't found its way into my heart. I thought this book might be the exception and I've never been more afraid to read a book. Saying I'm not a fan of cheating is an understatement. I didn't think I was going to be able to read the book let alone like it after I read the first chapter.

I get really involved when I read. I had this dull ache in my chest for most of this book. You might be wondering how I can give 5 sta...more
I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one, the cover is gorgeous; it screams classic chick lit, the blurb was simple yet appealing and it contains all the essential ingredients: betrayal . . . check, drama . . . check, exboyfriends . . . check. But don’t be fooled, this is no fluffy rom-com. The story has so much more depth and feeling than an easy chick lit read, as you are taken on a deep journey into Sarah’s head and come out feeling exhausted after living a month of her hurt, tears and joy....more
Jeannie Zelos
Once More with Feeling, Megan Crane.
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I really liked the sound of this but....sadly gave up on it about halfway through. I got bored with Sarah's long inner monologues...they seemed to go on for pages, “what if/maybe I should/what about?” I get she’s had a shock – an awful betrayal by people she should be able to trust but....from feeling sorry for her I just wanted Something to happen. we seemed to go on for ages getting no where. Then when something does hap...more

Sarah Lowery thought she could get past her husband Tim’s betrayal and get back to the life they’d planned out so carefully—but then a car accident puts Tim into a coma and reveals the kind of nine month secret that means life as Sarah knows it really is over.

If only she could figure out how she got into this position in the first place, Sarah is sure she could fix it. Somehow.

But when Sarah digs into her past, she finds she has to face all the ghosts she...more
Sarah Lowery, had everything she had worked so hard planning, a husband, a house, a law firm. She moved back to her hometown with her husband of 5 years, she was a good wife, she was happy. So she thought.

On an early day she went home and that is when her world came crashing down when she found her husband in bed with her sister. That made her think what had gotten wrong. When did her life change so much and when had she become the stranger she saw on the mirrow.

After her husband having a car ac...more
Sassy Southern
What would you do if after 7 years everything you thought was your perfect life is turned upside down in an instant? Once More with Feeling by Megan Crane is about that very question. Sarah thought she had the perfect life, the perfect job she loved as a lawyer, the perfect husband, and the house they loved. When Sarah comes home early one day she finds her world turned upside when she walks in on her husband and her sister together. Tim, her husband is in an auto accident and is now in a coma....more
Anny hernandez
I was provided a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

WOW I just finish reading this book, and I don't even know where to start from, well I love it, love some of the characters, this book had me angry, really angry I felt like throwing my kindle across the room, but I love every second of it, I read this book in one day I couldn't put the book down. I am gone tried to keep this short.

This is the story of Sarah she is thirty three years old, she's a lawyer, and she is happily marr...more
Kerry Croucier
I just finished this novel and the emotions are still bubbling through me. Megan Crane put it all out there, and all I can really say is, Wow. What happens when you find out that the past 7 years isn't what you thought it was? When you walk in and catch your husband and sister in the act, and don't realize there was anything wrong?
Sarah really will do anything to hold onto her "perfect" marriage. Thinking her husband will come to his senses, she holds on until a tragic accident and its aftermat...more
Rosemary K
Sarah Lowery thought she had the perfect life - a wonderful husband, a fulfilling job and a lovely home. How quickly everything changes. When she walks in to find her husband cheating with her sister, her world crumbles. After trying to cope with the anger and the pain, she's forced to examine how she got here and why she feels as if she lost her dreams. Megan Crane has written an emotionally intense story that touched my heart. The writing was superb. Sarah was such a strongly defined character...more
Jo *Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost!*
I went into this after just reading the synopsis and that was enough to peak my interest but jeepers this really took me through a whirlwind of emotions.

Sarah is married to Tim and they have been together for 7 years, married for five of them. They are partners in a law firm and have a lovely house. Everything in their life is carefully planned out by both of them.

Therefore, Sarah did not expect to come home early from court, stripping off her clothes as she walked into the bedroom and find her...more
Paula Pugh
There is so much more to Once More with Feeling than you encounter in the first pages. Sarah lives the life she thinks she wants and it is perfect-husband, home and work. It all collapses when she comes home early to discover her husband, Tim, in a very compromising position with her sister, Carolyn. It is bad and the situation quickly goes to worst when Tim is left unconscious from a car accident and Carolyn is vying for the spot at his bedside.
Sarah is torn between what was (her lovely life) a...more
This is a Tule Holiday book. It is about Sarah Lowery.
Sarah thinks she has everything she desired. A house in her hometown, a law firm, & a husband of five years. She was a good wife and she was content.
She finds out that someone very close to her has betrayed her. She is trying to come to grips with this and her husband Tim has an accident and winds up in a coma. He is fighting for his life. Several months go by with Sarah thinking back over her life. She renews her friendship with an old...more
A brilliant story filled with a lot of emotion. It will make you question what you would do if in this position.

Sarah Lowery has been completely betrayed. Not only by her husband Tim, but by her sister Carolyn too, when she catches them having sex. Soon, after Tim has a car accident and is in a coma. More secrets of the affair come to surface. Faced with the uncertainty of her future, Sarah takes a good look at her life and what she gave up on for her career and marriage. She looks to her old fr...more
Heidi Pergolski
I enjoy Megan Crane's books and this one didn't disappoint. In fact, this was quite an emotional rollercoaster! Sarah walks in on her husband and sister, together, in her bed. While Sarah tries to understand how her sister Carolyn and husband Tim can be so reluctant to take blame for the affair, her parents seem to be on Carolyn's side. I found myself hurting for Sarah and quite angry with the rest of them!

As Sarah goes through her closet, she finds old mementos from her college years. Her once...more
Shelagh Merlin
Megan Crane is still a new author for me, yet every time I read one of her books it is better than the last. This one is no exception. It's a full length novel written from the perspective of lead character Sarah. The novel opens with Sarah walking in on her husband cheating on her with her sister "doggie style", and a large part of the book from that point deals with Sarah's analysis of her marriage and where it went wrong, her relationships with family and friends and eventually with former bo...more
Daydream Believer Book Blog
This is the first book I have read by Megan Crane. It was simply amazing. The feeling and depth of the characters were written beautifully. Finding your husband in bed with your sister is never an easy storyline and while I yelled at the book for Sarah to get mad and not make things easier on Tim, Ms. Crane developed Sarah at the right times to get mad. I loved the journey of self-discovery and I hated Carolyn. Tim was as selfish as Carolyn was. This story made me feel anger and love. It was ver...more
Jessica Alcazar
This a story I really enjoyed. It was dramatic, sometimes heartbreaking but at the same time very hopeful and optimistic. It will make you feel angry, nostalgic, and quite emotional too. It’s the kind of book where, once you get to the end, you feel as if you’ve been holding your breath all along. Which makes the book an easy page turner! A great narrative, realistic characters and the beautiful, witty writing are what make this book fantastic. I cried my eyes out over the closing chapter but I...more
Sarah Lowery has just been betrayed in the worst way by people very close to her. While this is just starting to sink in, her husband Tim winds up in a coma fighting for his life. Over several months, Sarah is forced to reexamine her life. She renews ties with people from her past hoping to discover more about herself and how her life has turned out so differently from the one she had once imagined. Megan Crane never fails to disappoint. I adore the adept and descriptive style in which she write...more
Valerie Jean
I honestly don’t know what I was expecting when I started reading this book, but it wasn’t what I got. Instead it was a book about a woman coming to terms with her life, the choices she made and the reality of her future. Ms. Crane took us into Sarah’s world and showed us how one thing can cause a lifetime’s worth of issues for you and for everyone around you. Told entirely from Sarah’s point of view we see her find herself as a person while breaking through the shell she has been in for so long...more

I didn't like this book, and didn't like it for 150 pages, and then.... I got it, and liked it, and loved the story and the message.

Sarah had a choice to make, go with Alex, the man she loved and who loved her, to Africa or stay. He thought it was simple, she, life altering. Sarah chose to stay, broken, needing to rebuild herself into someone else, someone who would never feel this pain again. Enter Tim, his sights set on Sarah, but not the type of guy she would have picked, yet safe. They marr...more
I really wish that there was a second book to give us a glimpse into the lives of Alec and Sarah!

This book has made it to my favorites list and most definately my to re-read list!
Kirsty (Book - Love - Bug)
This book has been sat on my bookshelf for some time, just waiting to be read. I had been waiting for winter to set in, as the cover is so beautifully wintery. The cover is a little deceiving; it makes you feel like it will be a christmassy book. Whilst this book is the ideal book to settle down with in front of the fire on a crisp winter day, it isn't a Christmas eve read. (For that I would recommend the author Scarlett Bailey and her fabulous Christmas books!)

I very much enjoyed this book. It...more
This is a book, when I started reading it, I wasn't sure I was going to like. But after a few pages, I really felt for the character named Sarah, whose husband cheats on her with her sister. The whole family really was getting on my nerves because of the way they were treating her, from her soon to be ex husband to her sister to her parents. But that is a good thing, that is what you hope for, when you read a book that you are engrossed in the characters and their story.

I gave it a lesser star...more
Laura D
I usually love Megan Crane's books but this one was hard for me to get into. It is the story of one woman's struggle to find out who she really is after her husband has an affair. I thought it was a little slow moving in the beginning. Maybe too much background info on the characters. I found myself skimming the pages at times. It is a sweet story about how what you had planned all your life might not be what you actually want. It was interesting watching Sara review her life choices and seeing...more
This is my new favorite Megan Crane book, though I am sure I will say that again when another one of hers comes out! This Tule Holiday book is part of a series and a very sassy read! The cover is chick lit at its best!
This book had a lot more depth than I first thought it would, Sarah thought she would be able to get past her husbands betrayal with her own sister but after and accident puts him into a coma changes everyone involved. Very well written, I highly recommend to all romance and lovers...more
Jennifer Joyce
Once More With Feeling is the first Megan Crane book I've read but I really liked her style of writing, particularly at the beginning as Sarah tries to come to terms with the way her life is suddenly turned upside down. I couldn't help feeling for Sarah and the horrible situation she was in and felt enraged on her behalf but Sarah frustrated me at times too. I wanted to shake her and tell her to stand up for herself and stop allowing her family to walk all over her. Her parents and sister are th...more
This book is one that you will want to grab a warm cup of cocoa and cuddle up with under a blanket for awhile. I read this book in one sitting and I purposefully saved it for close to the holidays. As I read this book I was hit with tons of emotions and I felt like I was facing a harsh winter storm with our main character, Sarah, who has just found out that her husband is cheating on her…with her sister. This book takes readers on a rocky roller coaster ride as we are with Sarah every step of th...more
Megan Readinginthesunshine
This is my first Megan Crane novel and I must say, before reading this, I had heard many wonderful things about her previous releases, so I was very much looking forward to starting this.

The cover is absolutely stunning, with snow, New York and a lot of sparkle. It appears from the cover that this is a light, fluffy, chick-lit read, but don’t be fooled, because this book is so much more than that.

Sarah works as a lawyer at a partnership which she owns with her husband Tim. She has a nice house,...more
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Megan Crane is a New Jersey native who had great plans to star on Broadway, preferably in Evita, just like Patti LuPone. Sadly, her inability to wow audiences with her singing voice required a back up plan. Accordingly, she graduated from Vassar College and got her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on AIDS literature, mostly so she...more
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