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The Last Hour (The Thompson Sisters Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Sheehan-Miles
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the bestselling author of Just Remember to Breathe

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.

The Last Hour is part of a series of novels centering around the Thompson sisters. Though the books center on the same family, they are standalone novels and can be read in any order.

Editorial Reviews


Yeah, I think I'm gonna 5-star this. I'll never forget this one, and I've been in "it" all day. The writing is amazing. The characters are deep, real, and solid. Mature and responsible. There's something bigger, more meaningful to appreciate through the moments of pain. - Maryse's Book Blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 2164 KB
  • Print Length: 483 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cincinnatus Press (April 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Choices April 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Saturday nights in our house is a time for catching up, having a good meal, discussing what the week has brought us and inevitably I share with my husband what books I have read.

So when he asked me what I had just finished reading I gulped and began to articulate the words to describe the Last Hours by Charles Sheehan-Miles. He ended up sitting on the floor with me and a box of tissues whilst I tried to blubber my way through this story. He smiled and said "good book then".

A "good book then" does not begin to describe this story. Neither do the words "amazing" "awesome" or "wonderful" it goes far beyond these words. I don't know how many of you will read this without bawling your eyes out. It was deep, detailed and it ripped my heart to shreds.

Charles Sheehan- Miles takes us through and emotionally charged story of Carrie and Ray's love for each other. It incorporates a parallel story of the present, the past and the future. Carrie and Ray's characters are deep, real and very solid but this story focuses on doing what is right even though you know it will hurt others and the people you love.

Life for Carrie is extremely good; at 27 she has the world at her feet. A completed PHD, a fellowship and a husband she adores. But as we all know when we find this kind of happiness life has a way of bursting that bubble. When a jealous colleague jeopardizes everything she has worked for Carrie's happiness unravels. To add to this a secret that Ray has brought home from Afghanistan rear's it ugly head and Ray is hounded by the Army and the FBI.

This was a gutting wrenching emotional read and deserves more than 5 stars. Charles Sheehan-Miles has a fantastic writing voice which needs to be heard but what I also love about this author is that he doesn't take forever to release the next story. He must write fast and furious and all I can say is keep them coming Charles, just keep them coming.

I loved it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow....just wow April 20, 2013
By Rachael
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Let me start off with a need Kleenex and wine or whiskey handy while reading this book. The Last Hour was such a raw, emotional book and it left me reeling at times, crying and distraught as Carrie & Ray 's story unfolded in front of me from the very first page. I fell in love with Ray & Carrie while reading Alex & Dylan's story in Just Remember to Breathe. I fell in love with Carrie a little more in A Song For Julia (Julia & Crank's story) and couldn't wait for her to get her own story. I also wanted to get to know Sarah and Jessica better and I hope to see Sarah's story in the future...
The Last Hour left me heartbroken, but still hopeful. It left me emotionally drained, but still not wanting to move on from it. And it left me both loving and cursing Charles for writing their story in such a way that you are pulled right into their lives, experiencing everything WITH them while it happens, and feeling their love, heartache, stress and hope as if it was your own. I have never had as strong an emotional reaction to a book as I did The Last Hour; I found myself willing things to go one way when I saw them going another, wishing for a different outcome at times, and now even hours after finishing the book, I find myself still not able to get it out of my head and wondering what happens next because I don't think Carrie's story is over just yet.
An amazingly well written, emotional story that will have you laughing at times and bawling your eyes out at others, but never wishing you hadn't experienced it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carrie and Sherman (Ray) April 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me preface this review by saying that I was anxiously awaiting this book since I knew it was going to be Carrie and Ray's story. I had read the previous two books in the Thompson Sisters series. Just Remember to Breathe came out in August 2012 (my review is on goodreads and Amazon). I read that one first and Carrie and Ray were part of that story. I loved them from that moment and knew there would be a book just for them. I then read A Song for Julia, released December 2012. That story featured the oldest of the sisters, Julia. As the author has mentioned before, you don't have to read these books in any kind of order. They are part of a series in that each book has the sisters. The books are stand alones, but I guarantee you will want to read them all once you read one. They really are that good. With that said I will try to give a review worthy of this book, The Last Hour.

I received my ARC and couldn't wait to jump right in. This was about Carrie and Sherman (Ray). I had high expectations for reading this book, so as I opened it on my Kindle I was face punched on the first page. My eyes couldn't believe what I was reading and my heart sank. After that I couldn't slide the pages quick enough. I just had to ingest all that was being thrown my way. I'm not going to lie to you. By the last chapter I was a blubbering mess. I had been gripped by the emotion and put through the wringer. And the Epilogue? Forget about it. I don't know how I got through that with my blurry eyes full of tears. The story did not go the way I was expecting but I thank Charles for such a gut wrenching, heartwarming, emotional and fulfilling read. He really did outdo himself with this one.

Carrie and Ray planted themselves in my heart in Just Remember to Breathe.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a beautiful, sadly realistic story
I cried! It was a beautiful, sadly realistic story.
Published 6 days ago by Cheryl G. Marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling
The author's best book. A huge insight into the long range personal repercussions of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the lives of the families. Read more
Published 26 days ago by cadickie
5.0 out of 5 stars Blown Away.
Cripes where do I begin? I am shattered. I had a feeling this book was going to be emotional! There is NO way to write this without "spoiling it"... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Blamjam
5.0 out of 5 stars must read
By far one of the best books I have read so far! You will be hooked from page one to the end. It is amazing story of strength, hope and love. Read more
Published 2 months ago by KAREN ORSULAK
5.0 out of 5 stars poetry in a novel
The words in this book - it is like a master has created his best work of art.

I've said it before and I will say it again - I want to have a dinner party with CSM. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JK
5.0 out of 5 stars I become a bigger Sheehan-Miles fan with every book I read.
I love a book that makes you cry, laugh, think and sometimes even cringe. This story did all that and more. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Dunbar
5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it
I just finished reading this book and am too emotional to complete an adequate review right now. Just know this: the book is a wonderful read if you can take gut-wrenching romantic... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dcc1010
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Hour
The best book in the series. I absolutely loved this book. It will rip your heart out but you will not be able to put it down.
Published 2 months ago by Carey Bosold
5.0 out of 5 stars You. Will. Cry. (but it's so worth it!)
Warning: Heartwrenching and angst-y. But sooooo well done. All the books in this series have a heaviness to them -- an element of solemnity that I normally avoid. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series of books
I purchased The Thompson Sisters series about two months ago. I haven't been able to stop reading. I love all if them but The Last Hour was the best!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michelle L Maney
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More About the Author

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and 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. Charles and his partner Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Charles' books include:

The Thompson Sisters
A Song for Julia
Falling Stars
Just Remember to Breathe
The Last Hour
Girl of Lies (Rachel's Peril #1)

America's Future

Other Books:
Prayer at Rumayla
Saving the World on $30 A Day

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