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Friends for Life is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Friends for Life by Liz Murphy

Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction

Tour Dates: 8th - 14th May 2024

Publication Date: January 2024

Formats available: Epub, and UK/US Paperbacks

Estimated Page Count - 390

Standalone Book

Author Content Warning: There are three death scenes at the beginning, gambling addiction, emotional bullying, dementia, adultery, bereavement

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts or Q&As

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Kate, Rose and Pascalle are thrown together because they share one experience – they have each lost their husbands. Shocked and bewildered, all three try to work out what it means to be suddenly alone with no partner, no security and their entire future wiped out.

If that wasn’t enough, they are also faced with family conflict, elderly parents, and a support network that turns out to be sadly lacking. And for each woman, secrets from the past threaten to derail their attempts to move on.

*On the surface, Kate’s husband Jason was fun-loving and generous. Only she knows differently. In the months after his death, her attempts to rid her life of the things that trigger bad memories are also driving her son away. By keeping Jason’s secret is she in danger of losing her son as well?

*Rose and Richard were soul mates. Married straight out of university, they shared a career, a business and a love of the good life. Childless, they lived only for each other, or so Rose thought. That all changed the night Richard was killed in a car crash.

*Once spirited, vibrant and flamboyantly French, Pascalle is now a grey shadow of herself. Her husband Trevor’s death has left her so emotionally paralysed, she can’t accept that he’s gone. Then her daughter offers her a chance to create a new life for herself. But will past secrets emerge to hinder her decision?

We follow Kate and Rose through their first year without their husbands. As their friendship with Pascalle grows they encourage each other to be brave, to take control of their lives, and to begin to heal. They draw on past mistakes to help each other build new relationships with their families. And by trusting each other, they realise that true friendship can point the way to a new future.

About Liz Murphy

Originally from Scotland, Liz Murphy moved to London in the mid 1980s as a features writer on Woman’s Own and since then has worked on some of the biggest weekly and monthly magazines in the country including Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, TVTimes and Sky The Magazine, where she held senior editorial positions. Liz is also a qualified mat and reformer Pilates teacher.

The sudden death of her husband, Steve, prompted her to reassess her priorities, following which she left magazines and now focuses her time on teaching Pilates, playing tennis, working at tennis tournaments, singing in a choir and sitting on the governing body of a federation of three primary schools. She has two grown-up daughters.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

8th May

  1. Stratosphere Kawaii Girl

  2. malloch_books

  3. Novel Kicks

9th May

  1. Joanna Victoria

  2. Just One More Chapter…Book Blog.

  3. Bookish Jottings

10th May

  1. Bookworm86

  2. @the_books_she_reads

  3. Stacey-Ann Says

11th May

  1. Pen and Paper

  2. The Book Critic

  3. Captured on Film

12th May

  1. Titleswtyler / Titlesndtreats

  2. @c.isfor.claire_reads

  3. Dana.loves.books

13th May

  1. kimberleys_cosy_corner

  2. redhead_reviews1

  3. Celticlady's Reviews

14th May

  1. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  2. Heather Adores Books

  3.  @teaandbooks90

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