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Only One Life

(2019)
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A reunion between an estranged mother and daughter opens a world of secrets in a poignant novel by the bestselling author of Magnolia Nights.

Julia Martin grew up wealthy, but it wasn't until she met her husband, Jack, that she knew true happiness. He made her feel worthy and loved. Their marriage was also an escape from her sister's bullying, her father's scrutiny, and her chilly and enigmatic mother. But when tragedy strikes on the night she gives birth, Julia's happiness is shattered. She has no choice but to return home to her family's South Carolina mansion, where the grief and guilt buried in her mother's past await her.

As a young woman trapped in a bitter marriage, Julia's mother, Iris, once needed her own means of escape. In Lily, she found a best friend. In the flower shop they opened, she discovered independence. Then came a transgression - unforgivable, unforgettable, and unresolved - that changed Iris's life forever.

Now, in Iris's most desperate hour, her only hope is to regain the trust of the daughter she loves - and to share the secrets of the heart that could rebuild a family's broken bonds.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Only One Life is a thought-provoking and bittersweet tale of how family secrets and misplaced loyalty can destroy a family. Gripping, smart, and heartbreakingly honest, Farley’s latest is a compelling novel that belongs at the top of your must-read list." - Bette Lee Crosby

"A powerful, moving story of the dark secrets hidden beneath the veneer of wealth, and the healing power of love between a mother and her adult daughter. This is southern fiction at its best!" - Christine Nolfi


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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
ISBN: 1-5420-9384-8 / 978-1-5420-9384-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Only One Life
Author(s): Ashley Farley
ISBN: 1-72137-667-4 / 978-1-72137-667-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
ISBN: 1-72137-668-2 / 978-1-72137-668-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only One Life: A Novel
Author(s): Ashley Farley
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU