The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

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You think you have the perfect life.

You’re successful. Attractive. Well liked.

And you’ve just got married for the third time.

But that’s OK because everyone’s happy. Your children are happy. You’re happy.

And so is your new wife…

London, 3am: a tragic accident, and Adrian’s life starts to fall apart.

Because everyone has secrets and secrets have consequences.

Some of which can be devastating.

My Thoughts:

Wow! what a powerful read. I was hooked, it only took me a day and a half to read this book it was brilliant. It kept me guessing till near the end. But what an ending. There are some intriguing characters in the book that caught my attention, you suspect everyone but who was it really? A book I would highly recommend.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell

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Island of Secrets By Patricia Wilson

Island of Secrets By Patricia Wilson

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‘The story started at dawn on the fourteenth of September, 1943 . . .’

All her life, London-born Angelika has been intrigued by her mother’s secret past. Now planning her wedding, she feels she must visit the remote Crete village her mother grew up in.

Angie’s estranged elderly grandmother, Maria, is dying. She welcomes Angie with open arms – it’s time to unburden herself, and tell the story she’ll otherwise take to her grave.

It’s the story of the Nazi occupation of Crete during the Second World War, of horror, of courage and of the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children. And it’s the story of bitter secrets that broke a family apart, and of three enchanting women who come together to heal wounds that have damaged two generations.

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t believe that this was a debut novel, the writing is very descriptive and it almost feels like you are there in the thick of it, I loved it.  Maria’s story is heart breaking and I was in tears it was sad but then it is uplifting too. All the villagers that are described in the book bring some humour and also some lovely friendly warmth. I loved how the book was set out too.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Secrets-Patricia-Wilson-x

The House of New Beginnings By Lucy Diamond

The House of New Beginnings By Lucy Diamond

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Number 11, Dukes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city’s history, but it’s also a place of brand new beginnings.

Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career for herself in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she’s sliding into all kinds of trouble . . .

Charlotte’s in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down and somehow get over the heartbreaking loss she’s suffered in the past. But Margot, the stylish old lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds.

A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London to start again as a sous chef. The work is gruelling and thankless but it’s a distraction at least . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her on her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places?

As the three tenants find each other, it’s as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun.

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Lucy Diamond’s books and they always seem to put a smile on my face. I love the fact it was set in Brighton as I go there quite alot and there are parts in the book where I know like the lanes. I got really wrapped up with all the residents of the flats lives and kind of felt as though I was one of them too. One of the things with Lucy Diamond’s books are I can always find someone I can relate too and I found this with this book too. A book you just wont want to put down.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/House-New-Beginnings-Lucy-Diamond

The Secrets Of Happiness By Lucy Diamond

The Secrets Of Happiness By Lucy Diamond

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The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner

Rachel and Becca aren’t real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love.

The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn’t come home one night, Becca is called in to help.
Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister’s life is not so perfect after all: Rachel’s handsome husband
has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all,
nobody seems to have a clue where she might be.

As Becca begins to untangle Rachel’s secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about
her own life, and the future seems uncertain.

But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . .

My Thoughts:

I decided to treat myself to this book as I am a big fan of Lucy Diamond’s books and I wanted to add it to my collection of her books. Being hardback it is quite a heavy book but that did not stop me, I managed to read it three days. I love the way Lucy writes, there are personal issues in the book but Lucy has dealt with them very sensitively. Any Lucy Diamond book always puts a smile on my face and this one did too. All the characters are fantastic, I loved reading about the children especially Luke as he seems like a cheeky one. If you want a feel good book this year, I would recommend this one.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1447299094/

For more Lucy Diamond books, please click on the link below:

http://www.lucydiamond.co.uk/

At Therapy’s End By Susie Flashmann Jarvis

At Therapy’s End By Susie Flashmann Jarvis

As Alfie’s first birthday draws near, his mother, Sophie, and her family are forced to confront a past they have been trying to shut away for years. Revisiting painful memories, grief threatens to destroy relationships as Sophie and her daughter, Katie, wrestle with guilt, and Simon, their loving husband and father, can only look on in despair.

Grief’s shadow threatens to overwhelm them all, and Sophie finds herself face to face with her abusive childhood. Will they be able to find a way through their heartache to a place of healing and peace? What will they find at therapy’s end?

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get a copy from Susie herself and I really appreciate it. Wow!! where do I begin, this is such a heartbreaking and honest book that deals with real life problems. Even though I am yet to be a mother I could understand how heart breaking it must be to have lost a child. Susie has written this book so well with such emotion that you will have a tear in your eye. It is unfortunately something some of us have been through or know someone who has been through it. It has made me open my eyes and think about life in general. This is a story that will definitely stay with me. I love the way how the book was set out with mum, dad and daughter speaking about what had happened and how they were coming to terms with it. There are a few twists along the way that I didn’t expect. This book certainly shows how one tragedy can unite a family. Brilliantly written.

If you would like to purchase this book, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Therapys-End-Susie-Flashman-Jarvis-ebook