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Re-Post of My Review of The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

I've decided to re-post my review of The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell as it's paperback publication day for this very special book. I was absolutely made up to receive a review copy of this book!

What They Say:

In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find out. Maya had a job she enjoyed; she had friends. They'd been in love. She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they'd all been one big happy family.

But before long, Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life. Because everyone has secrets. And secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating...

What I Say:

WOW!! Just wow! I didn't think Lisa could top Before I Met You, but she did! This is simply stunning! It's sad, funny, sweet, gripping, tragic... It's just sublime! It's everything I had hoped for and a million tim…

My Review of The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson

The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson Lucy Robinson has been making me howl with laughter for a little over a year now. She bravely ate Twizzlers and Twinkies at my request when she went to America and her reaction nearly made me wet myself. Her books are brilliantly witty and observant. Her use of swear words (some she even makes  up!) is hysterical and she never holds back. I had the huge pleasure of meeting Lucy at the Sunlounger 2 author/blogger event last May and she was an absolute gem to be around.


The Day We Disappeared is her 4th novel and is available now.

What They Say:

Annie has a secret. But if she's not going to tell, we won't either. It's a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn't have - yet Annie isn't broken, not quite yet. Especially now there's someone who seems determined to fix her.

 Kate has run away. But she's not going to tell us why - that would defeat the point of running, wouldn't it? It's proving difficult to reinvent…

My Review of How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst

The plot of How I Lost You intrigued me straight away. This is the debut novel by Jenny Blackhurst and I really think she is an author to look out for.

What They Say:

A woman is convicted and sent to a psychiatric hospital for killing her baby son, but on her release she is sent a photo of a young boy.

Could this be her son or is she deluding herself into thinking he might still be alive?

What I Say:

Any book that deals with children will all tug at my heartstrings. The idea that a Mother could kill her own child and not remember is really scary. Susan faces the ultimate horror as she has been convicted of the horrible crime, but has no recollection of committing it. She has lost 4 years of her life and still isn't entirely sure that her son is dead.

When things start to get creepy and nothing makes sense, Susan begins to want to find the truth. She enlists the help of Nick and Cassie and sets out to find out what really happened to her boy, Dylan. As the tale begins to unfold, with…

My Review of Leaves For Chloe by Pat Elliott

I am so sorry it took me so long to review Leaves For Chloe (The Leaves Series Book 2) by Pat Elliott (@feetpaintwords) and even more sorry it took me so long to actually read it!

What They Say:

A tea-leaf reading.
A prediction of turmoil.
Can your future really be told in a cup?

Chloe is feeling down in the dumps. Her best friend got married, her new boyfriend lives at the other end of the country and her ex won't leave her alone. Can she ever have a settled love life?

She has her fortune told, hoping to find some clues to her future.
Her tea cup reading promises a mixed future, with despair, love, new friends and two men fighting for her love. Only when Chloe finds her true self will the future be the happy one she longs for.

Join Chloe as misery strikes, hope returns and the battle for happiness begins.

What I Say:

Wow! I really loved reading All In the Leaves, the first book in this series and I have been quite excited about this, the second part of the series. And I have…

Life Gets in the Way

Long time no post.... Well, I'm sorry I've been absent yet again.

I can't ever seem to juggle real life and virtual life. Blogging always seems to fall by the wayside for me when things get tough or hectic. And boy, have things been tough and hectic...

If you know me well, you know what has been happening over the past 3 weeks. If you don't, sorry, I'm not going to tell you here. It's pretty big and pretty horrible, but I'm dealing with it and getting proper help to sort my issues out. So, that's the end of that. Actually, no it isn't. To the people who got hurt along the way (who probably aren't even reading this...) I am very sorry, like from the bottom of my heart sorry. Ok, that's the end now.

Moving on. Last Thursday night, I got a phone call just after 9pm from my dads friend and neighbour to say that Dad had fallen and he couldn't get up. He didn't appear hurt, just stuck on the floor. My Dad is very obese. Much as I love him…