Her Husband’s Mistake By Sheila O’Flanagan

Her Husband’s Mistake By Sheila O’Flanagan

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Roxy’s marriage has always been rock solid.

After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.

Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.

Suddenly Roxy isn’t sure about anything – her past, the business she’s taken over from her dad, or what her family’s future might be. She’s spent so long caring about everyone else that she’s forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.

Whether it’s with Dave, or without him, it’s time for Roxy to start living for herself…

My Thoughts:

After reading the blurb on the back of this book, I liked the sound of it and was intrigued to see what the outcome of Roxy’s life would be. I didn’t overly warm to her, I felt sad for her when she catches her husband in bed with the neighbour but then after that some of the choices she makes or nearly makes I didn’t like. I like the fact that she is a hardworking mum who has taken over her dad’s business as a driver, some of the people she drives particularly a handsome man makes her question whether she still wants to be with her husband or not.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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When Life Gives You Lemons By Fiona Gibson

When Life Gives You Lemons By Fiona Gibson

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Sometimes life can be bittersweet . . .

Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It’s not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn’t run screaming for the hills yet.

But then Viv’s husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis her problem. He’s having an affair with his (infuriatingly age-appropriate) colleague, a woman who – unlike Viv – doesn’t put on weight when she so much as glances at a cream cake.

Viv suddenly finds herself single, with zero desire to mingle. Should she be mourning the end of life as she knows it, or could this be the perfect chance to put herself first?

When life gives you lemons, lemonade just won’t cut it. Bring on the gin!

My Thoughts:

Another amusing read from Fiona Gibson, this time the story is about Viv, who is a character that I am sure many women can relate to, not enough hours in the day plus a boss that is very demanding and a husband who is having an affair, it makes for some very funny moments but also brings back that you have to make time for yourself no matter what. I loved the ending made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Life-Gives-You-Lemons-ebook/

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A Village Affair By Julie Houston

A Village Affair By Julie Houston

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Cassie Beresford has recently landed her dream job as deputy head at her local, idyllic village primary school, Little Acorns. So, the last thing she needs is her husband of twenty years being ‘outed’ at a village charity auction – he has been having an affair with one of her closest friends.

As if that weren’t enough to cope with, Cassie suddenly finds herself catapulted into the head teacher position, and at the forefront of a fight to ward off developers determined to concrete over the beautiful landscape.

But through it all, the irresistible joy of her pupils, the reality of keeping her teenage children on the straight and narrow, her irrepressible family and friends, and the possibility of new love, mean what could have been the worst year ever, actually might be the best yet…

My Thoughts:

I haven’t read any of Julie Houston’s books before so was looking forward to delving into a new author. I knew I would like it as it is a warm hearted read with comedy through out too. I found the main character Cassie as courageous, I felt as though she was going through relatable subjects and the author dealt with it really well. The story is about finding inner strength when you don’t feel as though you have it and want to give it up but persevering and getting what you want.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Village-Affair-Perfect-Fforde-Gervaise-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Village-Affair-Julie-Houston

My One True North By Milly Johnson

My One True North By Milly Johnson

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Laurie and Pete should never have met.
But fate has pushed them together for a reason.

Six months ago, on the same night, Laurie and Pete both lost their partners.
Struggling to manage the grief, they join the same counselling group – and meet each other.

From their sadness, Pete and Laurie find happiness growing and they sense a fresh new beginning.
Except, the more they talk, the more Laurie begins to spot the strange parallels in their stories.
Then Pete discovers a truth that changes everything.

But, as surely as a compass points north, some people cannot be kept apart.

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t wait to read the latest book by Milly, I am a big fan of hers. This story centres around Laurie and Pete they have both lost their partners and are both find it hard to cope. They meet at a support group and a bond between them grows,  as their bond becomes more,never in a million years would you guess what they discover about their previous lives. This is a story about grief, friendships, love and finding out all about secrets. One that you wont want to miss.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you lovereading for sending me the book.

https://www.lovereading.co.uk/

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-True-North-Milly-Johnson-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-Milly-Johnson-2-Ha/

Away with the Penguins By Hazel Prior

Away with the Penguins By Hazel Prior

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Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . .

Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick.

Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone.

She can be found either collecting litter from the beach (‘people who litter the countryside should be shot’), trying to locate her glasses (‘someone must have moved them’) or shouting
instructions to her assistant, Eileen (‘Eileen, door!’).

Veronica doesn’t have family or friends nearby. Not that she knows about, anyway . . . And she has no idea where she’s going to leave her considerable wealth when she dies.

But today . . . today Veronica is going to make a decision that will change all of this.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, I did warm to Veronica especially with all she had to go through, we get snippets of Veronica’s life as she was growing up and it reveals that she may have a distant relative, so she goes on the hunt. I love how the penguins come into this story and how Veronica goes to try to help them and little Pip sounded so cute. I  felt as though I learnt something about the penguins with Terry’s blog. It taught me that these are just some of the animals that need to be protected and to help them out to use less plastic.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Away-Penguins-Hazel-Prior-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Away-Penguins-Hazel-Prior

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Deep State By Chris Hauty

Deep State By Chris Hauty

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THE DEEP STATE – noun
A covert state hidden within a government;
a secret organisation of high-level operatives;
exerts control through manipulation and a culture of pain and fear.
It is entrenched.
It is hidden.
It is deadly.

Who can you trust?

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The White House Chief of Staff is dead, discovered collapsed in his home. Paramedics say it was a heart attack, but something’s not right – and only his intern, Hayley Chill, can see it.

After her fears are dismissed by police, Hayley uncovers an organisation buried in the furthest reaches of government. Now she has no way of knowing who she can trust.

Then things get really dangerous.

There is a plot to assassinate the president, one they are ruthless about hiding. They know that someone is on to them, and soon they will know that it’s her. So Hayley must work like the Deep State:
Infiltrate.
Trust no one.
Kill – or be killed.

My Thoughts:

I am all for an addictive thriller, once I got through the first few chapters that were for me a little slow, the story picks up and becomes quite fast paced. I liked the fact that Hayley who is the main characters is a woman as normally it is men who portray this type of character. She is dynamic and feisty and it is an altogether a thrilling read that will make your jaw drop a few times. I couldn’t believe this was a debut novel.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-State-Chris-Hauty-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-State-Chris-Hauty

The Truth about my Mother By Jemma Wallace

The Truth about my Mother By Jemma Wallace

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All families have secrets, don’t they?

89-year-old Jeannette never meant to keep the truth from her family. But when a near fatal fall sends her to live with her granddaughter Amy, she finds herself revisiting a past that’s been hidden for too many years.

Amy, however, has always been good at keeping secrets. When ex-partner Nick shows up, she’s forced to admit that some things just can’t stay hidden forever.

Judith is starting from scratch – again. The master of reinvention, Amy’s mother has been seeking happiness in all the wrong places. This time though, she might just find it a lot closer to home than she ever believed she would…

As Jeannette’s 90th birthday party approaches, all three women discover they have more in common than they first thought, and the secrets from the past may be the key to unlocking the future.

My Thoughts:

I love how this book is set up into three parts with three women who all share their own stories. The book is centred around 1950’s to the present. What each of these women have been through will surprise and shock you but the author has dealt with the sensitive issues well. I find stories that have relatable issues in them more believable and may help some women who are going through things alone that there are other women out there that are dealing with the same issues. I think any parent that has to raise a child by themselves is incredible.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-About-My-Mother-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-About-My-Mother

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