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The Last Hour
     

The Last Hour

4.7 30
by Charles Sheehan-Miles
 

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Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband.

Her charmed life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a hideous secret Ray carried home from Afghanistan comes to light. Hanging on by a single thread, a disastrous accident puts both her

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Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband.

Her charmed life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a hideous secret Ray carried home from Afghanistan comes to light. Hanging on by a single thread, a disastrous accident puts both her husband and her sister's lives at risk. Heartbroken, Carrie will be faced with the most devastating choice of her life.

A choice that will change everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988273672
Publisher:
Cincinnatus Press
Publication date:
05/15/2013
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

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Meet the Author

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

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The Last Hour 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a rare book that will get me to actually take the time to write a review.  It's a quick read even though the text is over 900 pages long.  Once you start reading, you won't put it down until you're finished.  I highly recommend this book.
Lelyana More than 1 year ago
FIVE AND MORE SPARKLING STARS...AND I THINK...I'M GOING TO GIVE IT 11 ...NO KIDDING...I mean it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the best books I have read this year. I bought it because I liked the first book in the series 'Just remember to breath' and wanted to follow up on Carrie and Ray's romance. Nothing prepared me for the emotional rollercoaster that I got in. Yet despite how tragic this story is, it truly is a beautiful tale of love and honor. I highly recommend it, but I suggest you don't read it if you are feeling blue. It is the type of book that leaves you with a knot in your throat and that lingers in your mind for days. Once I finished it, I bought and read 'A song for Julia', which goes back in time to tell Julia and Crank's story. Terrific as well. This series keeps getting better and better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most gut wrentching and sad books I have ever read. It did drag briefly but was riviting. I couldn't put it down. Having said that, I don't want to read another like this. It's just too painful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book that definitely sticks with you after you're done reading it. So good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected. Fantastic and moving story which challenged you to think. Interesting secondary characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stayed up all night finishing this book...and I'm at a loss for words. Such a powerful story and its so beautifully written. Can't wait to read about the rest of the sisters in this series.
jukelley More than 1 year ago
I don't read sad books. If I read a review where someone says they cried, I avoid that book like the plague. I read to escape reality, and I want my escape to be happy, complete with a goofy grin on my face afterwards. With that being said, I'm so, so happy that I bought the Thompson Sisters as a set and didn't read the review for this book. It was heartbreaking, but so sweet. I cried like a baby... honestly, like really ugly cried. I cried all of my make up off as I drove to work the next morning, just from noticing the sun rising over the trees. I haven't cried this long over a book in a very long time. But it was worth it. Take a chance on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great and beautiful heartbreaking story of true love! Great story! Couldn't put it down or stop thinking about it! Love the story line and characters! You won't be dissapointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in awhile, and I read 2 books per week. The characters are well thought out and have a lot of depth. It's true that it is a sad story, but not one that leaves you empty. There's hope here and though I was sad when I finished ( because I truly loved these characters) I wasn't left wanting any thing more. It's a satisfying read and those are hard to come by these days.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there were 6 stars cause that's what I would choose. Although by the end I was a sobbing mess, I loved it. It's a beautifully written love story presented in a way that I've never read before. Most definitely on my favorites list! Simply. Freaking. Awesome.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are no words to describe this book. It simply was...... After reading the book I found myself feeling like I had just read a Nicholas Sparks novel. It pulled me in and ripped me apart. I will be thinking about it for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It was so emotional and is one of those books that will stick with you for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly cannot remember the last time a book left me crying hysterically and laughing all at the same time! I've read all the book in the Thompson sisters series but "The Last Hour", even though it is the saddest, is by far my favorite!!!!!!!!!! I truly hope that the author continues this series with the stories of the remaining three sisters!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most inspiring book I have read in my lifetime. It drags at the beginning but don't give up on it, you will be in tears at the end. The author's words made you feel every ounce of pain both Carrie & Ray were feeling. I will never forget this book & kudos to the author for not making it a predictable ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the writing. Such a talent but, crap this book put me through the wringer emotionally!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars, but how fricking heartbreaking! I was hoping for a happy ending because I am a sap like that, however real life is not that easy so I guess it's nice to read a real story that still has great meaning behind it. I am looking forward to Sara's story, I'm sure Eddie will play a part in it. This author is a fabulous writer and his stories grip you and keep you involved until the very end!
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BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
My usual reading tastes don’t include romance, not because I think there’s anything the least bit wrong with the genre but because it’s just not what I’m particularly interested in. Having said that, I have to confess that I can be moved to sniffles, if not actual tears, by a good love story. To me, there’s a difference between a romance and a love story and I’m not sure I can adequately explain myself. I suppose the best way I can put it is that I think a well-written love story has a depth, a sense of commitment between the characters that I don’t really feel in much of the romance field. There’s a certain…shallowness, for lack of a better word…in that genre for me. I DON’T mean to disparage it in any way, just trying to explain myself. At any rate, The Last Hour pretty much blew my socks off. Mr. Sheehan-Miles grabbed my emotions from the beginning and ripped them left and right, never letting go till the very last word. In fact, the interweaving of the past and present makes everything much more poignant and immediate even though we have to cope with the frequent change of time. The Last Hour is also something of a ghost story although not in the usual sense. Having the core story revolve around a married couple is an extra attraction for me, a validation that love is not only for the young and unattached, while we also get to experience with Carrie and Ray the truths of their time together. If you can’t handle the inevitable tears that will come, don’t read this book. If you want to spend some time with a lyrical tale of love and tragedy, pick this up as soon as you can. I have not read the earlier books in the Thompson Sisters series but I’ll be fixing that oversight as soon as I can.
VickieVL More than 1 year ago
I normally don't rate books on here, but for this one, I literally had to. I LOVED IT! Words cannot even describe my feelings for this book. I bawled my eyes out for almost the entire thing, but also laughed and fell in love with the characters! In my opinion, the best book out of the 3 Thompson Sisters books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It did drag on though at times and i found myself skimming pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think I have ever felt so emotionally crushed at the end of a book before until I read this. It's truly a beautiful story with so many lessons, overwhelming love and just absolute perfection. I can hear their voices in my head, feel all their emotions even now - two days after finishing the book. Truly a gifted author. This book is the definition of perfection.
TeenBlurb More than 1 year ago
The Last Hour was a roller coaster ride. It was thrilling, emotional, and left butterflies in my stomach. Carrie and Ryan are the perfect couple. They not only compliment one another, they are they for each other through thick and thin. They have only been together for nine months, but those nine months have been a dozie. Carrie has finally got her PhD, but she also gained a jealous co-worker that will do anything in their power to mess up Carrie’s work. Ray’s past starts to catch up with him from his time in Afghanistan. Are Carrie and Ryan strong enough to weather this storm? Charles Sheehan-Miles has a talent for keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. The central them in this book is about making choices and living with those choices. Carrie and Ryan’s connection is one of the strongest that I have ever come across. No matter if it is good or bad, they have each other’s back. It is so refreshing to have a couple that will fight side by side without all the angst! This is a must read that will have you laughing, crying, frustrated, angry, and sighing! This is a read that you will not regret buying! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.