The Last Hour

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988273689
  • Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 1,325,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    It is a rare book that will get me to actually take the time to

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

    FIVE AND MORE SPARKLING STARS...AND I THINK...I'M GOING TO GIVE

    FIVE AND MORE SPARKLING STARS...AND I THINK...I'M GOING TO GIVE IT 11 ...NO KIDDING...I mean it !

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Terrific though sad

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

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    The Last Hour was a roller coaster ride. It was thrilling, emoti

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    The Last Hour is the kind of book I won't likely forget. I had b

    The Last Hour is the kind of book I won't likely forget. I had been looking forward to reading this one after meeting Ray and Carrie in Just Remember to Breathe. They had just met in that book, but I knew that I liked them both. This book is about their journey as a couple. And yes, it was a journey. This couple faced some truly stressful, emotional, and tragic situations, but they did it together.




    I have to be honest and say that this book took me longer than usual to read. I'd read a little, put it down and come back to it a few days later. During the in between, Ray and Carrie were on my mind. This was a really emotional read for me though and not the kind of book you devour in one sitting. At least not for me. Don't get me wrong, it's a page turner, but I needed to take a minute to process my feelings. I don't like to cry. I'm not a cryer. This book made me cry on more than one occasion.




    The reason this book made me feel so strongly was that I fell in love with the characters. Ray and Carrie have a true genuine love for each other. They were both a little bit older (late twenties, early thirty) when they met and they've both experienced a bit of life. While Carrie is on the brink of starting her career, Ray is returning from war. The little slice of heaven they find in the euphoria of a new relationship, soon gets tested. I'm not going to recap the synopsis, you can read it above to get an idea of the challenges they faced. But, I will say that I admired the fact that regardless of the severity of the issues they faced, they still found time to appreciate the love they had found with each other.




    Another reason why I loved this book is that it showed how much the Thompson sister's stick together. They really came together to support Carrie and Ray. I don't want to overshadow Sarah though either. Sarah is one of Carrie's sister's who is also involved in the storyline. While, I would say these books can be read as stand alone's, I learned after reading Just Remember to Breathe, that it is better to read them in order. You get hints of the other stories in this one, but to understand the family dynamic more clearly, I think it's best to read the books in order. I'm hoping that there will be more books about the Thompson sisters. Not only do I want to see what happens with the couples I've already met, but I'm curious to see what will happen with the younger sisters.




    There isn't really much more I want to say about this book, because it would simply ruin the impact. Just know that what I took away from this book will stay with me for a long time. There are moments of joy and downright swoon, but I do want to advise that this is a tragically sad story, but I loved it. I'm so glad that I got to see inside Ray and Carrie's life together. If you enjoy emotionally gripping stories, this is a great pick for you.




    Quotes:
    ~ It felt like an hour before we broke off the kiss, our first kiss, though I'm sure it couldn't have been more than thirty seconds. We both took a long, slow breath, and she gave a low chuckle, keeping her arms around me. I grinned and said, "That made the whole flight hassle worth the trip."
    Her face flushed. "If it hadn't, were you going to turn around and get back on the plane?"
    "Not a chance," I said. "I'll try anything twice. Let's try again and see if it still works."-Loc 876/ARC




    ~"Do you remember when we went skydiving? I was so scared. Right before we stepped out of the plane, I thought I was going to die if I took another step. But...you smiled at me, and said I could do it. And...because you believed in me, I did too. And it was amazing. I touched the sky, and you at the same time. I'll never forget that. I'll never forget flying, with our hands touching."-Loc 7094

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

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    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    AMAZING!

    A book that definitely sticks with you after you're done reading it. So good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Powerful

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

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    Too sad.... hated it!

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  • Posted March 5, 2014

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    I don't read sad books. If I read a review where someone says t

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    A sad but beautiful story of love and heartache!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Loved this book

    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

    Posted July 18, 2013

    I wish there were 6 stars cause that's what I would choose. Alth

    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

    Posted July 15, 2013

    It was...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    This book was amazing. It was so emotional and is one of those

    This book was amazing. It was so emotional and is one of those books that will stick with you for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    I honestly cannot remember the last time a book left me crying h

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Anonymous

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Sad and beautiful

    Love the writing. Such a talent but, crap this book put me through the wringer emotionally!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Awww

    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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  • Posted June 4, 2013

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    My usual reading tastes don┬┐t include romance, not because I th


    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.

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