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What goes around comes around

(Lily's Story #1)

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Do you ever have conversations with people where they remark how they seem to have blinked and an hour has flown by, or a week, or a year? This morning I have been having one of those moments, except that I find myself standing in front of my mirror at home, looking at my reflection and realising that somehow eighteen years have gone by. And I can’t for the life of me real ...more
Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published June 6th 2013 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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KathyAnne
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A 4.5 rating...
This little debut novel took me by surprise. And, the setting is in one of my favorite places... England.(smile) This was a very emotional and engaging read from start to finish. If you are a woman who understands what it is like to feel like you've given up your identity once the children were born then you will find it easy to connect to the character of Lily. This book also addresses the issue of spousal abuse and at times I wanted to jump into the book and throttle her husband
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Cindy
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lily Lambert after 19 years married to a man who took away her sense of self has decided she wants a change now that her two twin boys are college age. She has no idea that what starts out with her just joining a gym to finally work on losing the weight her husband has always made fun of her for will result in causing such traumatic and heartbreaking effects on the herself. The title to this book says it all.

This is not an easy book to get through. You are rooting for Lily in the beginning to m
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Isobel
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Well if I don't like it, I shouldn't be putting it out there for all of you! ...more
Maria Cecília
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A estória de Lily é muito envolvente, realista e com profundidade de sentimentos. A chegada da meia idade, o florescer de um novo corpo após a descoberta da academia de ginástica e os amigos que faz ali, além do reconhecimento da falência do seu casamento fazem com que viajemos no desabrochar sofrido de Lilly por uma nova vida cheia de paixão e autodescoberta. Não se consegue abaixar o livro e a compra da continuação é certa!
Letitia
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with this story.
Lily is such a real life woman with real life dramas.
When I read about her life/story I feel as though she is a real woman and can relate to her in a few things.
The story is well written and has you gripped from the very beginning.
Lily is a 37 year old frumpy woman married with twin boys age 18 she decides to take a change in her life and join the gym. She is a very clumsy woman and does most the things we all dread doing like falling over and smashing
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Elaine
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW
This was such an emotional read.
I loved Lily, I am sure so many women would be able to see her in them. She was so brave to try something different in her life.
This is such a different book to what I am used to {no happy ending} but I loved every moment of it and found it hard to put it down.
I am looking forward to the second book and finding out what happens next for Lily.
Eezyreader
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. Makes such a change to have a slightly older, more real heroine. It was an emotional read, but I was rooting for Lily. She was funny and real. Women in their 30s and 40s who've had kids and sometimes wonder who they are will relate to her. Read it in a day and already bought the sequel! ...more
Grant
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!!! I really liked this book. I think the Author did great with how the story progressed. I was really hooked on the story and just loved reading it and following Lilly through her experience of her marriage and life, and then the current situations that were happening as we read. Just. Really great book!!!!!!! I'm so glad I got it and read it...... ...more
Angela
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Such an amazing book! As a mother of 3 in my 30's I could truly understand where Lily was in her life. Well done! This was a great read... I hated some of the things Lily had to go through, but it truly was a wonderful story. ...more
Sonya Dodd
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must for anyone who loves Bridget Jones. The main character will have you laughing, crying and egging her on as she travels along a voyage of self-discovery.
I couldn't put this book down and hope there will be a sequel.
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Helen Macpherson prev mccoll
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant story.
Diane Perry
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emotional roller coaster. I started out laughing out loud and by the end crying. I didn't agree with her choices, but I felt her loneliness and heartbreak. ...more
Michelle
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am so glad I finished this book. Once I picked it up again, with a revised attitude and some explanation from the author, I could not put the book down!

Full review to come later today.
Lesley
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A really great first novel by O.C. Shaw who shows a true talent for storytelling and builds a cast of really believable characters. I look forward to more books by this author.
Michelle Nageldinger
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great read

Loved Lily! she was strong and amazing. looking forward to more from this author. Would love books about others we met
Jeanette Alderson
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and the second book full circle
Carol
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
For a first writing it was a very good story. I look forward to reading the continuation of Lily's story. ...more
Isabel Rivera
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The theme story is so interesting and keep the reader like glue until finished::::

Touching fibers of the women's heart, who's suffered " Domestic Violence" . I just felt sensitive about "Lily Story" ,who's sacrifice so much,and could happen everywhere behind doors::::
I just Highly Recommended ::: ,we have lost of choices ,and not make a mistake Lily did. I start the sequel novel.
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Ilene
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lily and James

First off, how can you not adore Lily? And her friends? We all need a tight knot group like that.
Her husband and her kids - wow. Their treatment of her is so wrong. They aren’t completely at fault, she didn’t stop it early on. Yeah I know, easy for me to say.
Sure Lily has a transgression but while I can’t say it’s right. I can see where she is coming from
On to part 2
emma obrien
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book I really enjoyed reading it. So much I stayed up till the early hours trying to finish it. Lily it such an adorable character you cant help but fall in love with her. Its heartbreaking the things lily has to go through and I found myself getting angry about the way her husband and sons treated her. I just dont think my review will do this book any justice because it's just such a wonderful book to read. I would highly recommend reading it ...more
Fyrephoenix
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good!
Cherylann  Barbour
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book

Great story...up until the book deal, it could have been mine... maybe one day. Can't wait to read #2. Fantastic
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Cherylann
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great book
Heidi
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An emotional read and one I know lots of women could relate to.

I found Lily an amazing character and although she lacks so much self confidence she made a stand to change her life. Ok, it wasnt how she imagined the change occuring but it happened for a reason.

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So the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was because of the ending. Whilst I felt Lily, Greg and Ethans actions were all so real, James left me disappointed. He was clearly too good to be true, we got that but he did genui
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Lacey Leigh
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
The story that Shaw told in this novel was really good. The end nearly brought tears to my eyes. It was completely unexpected.

There were many paragraphs that had two or three paragraphs crammed into one. I did find a few extra words and there were some areas where words seemed to be missing. Commas weren't used properly either.
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Coribooks
50/50 about this book. One minute captured me then the next I was bored
Mette
Jan 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: læst-i-2014
I really don't like this book because I don't think cheating is okay no matter have bad your marriage is!!!! ...more
Jenni
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