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*BLOG TOUR* The Wife Who Knew Too Much – Michele Campbell ★★★★

Blurb; Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha’s life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha.

When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But then, Tabitha finds a diary. “I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death,” it begins. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor was behind it. Connor—and her.”

Who is Connor Ford? Why did he marry Nina? Is Tabitha his true love, or a convenient affair? As the police investigate Nina’s death, is she a convenient suspect?

As Tabitha is drawn deeper into the dark glamour of a life she is ill-prepared for, it becomes clear to her that what a wife knows can kill her.

My Review; This was my second book of 2020 and another belter of a read. It’s dark, deadly and dangerous. What really happened to Nina? There is so much more to this story than just a who did it? It’s clever. Twisted. Dark. Well thought out. It even contains a shoot out scene! Phew. Kept me turning the pages. Hooked. Gripping. Thrilling.

I must admit though that I was on Tabithas side from the start she didn’t even know what she was about to get herself into poor woman. It’s a fast paced, action packed read where plenty of secrets and hidden motives will soon be out in the open. Its true what they say… Money does cause a lot of fights, deaths and secrets. This is all about money… A lot of money.

A happyish ending for Tabitha, she deserved it! Plenty of characters got what were coming to them. Brilliantly written. Another that messed with my head at how clever it all was and who did what to who etc. You can’t trust anyone. This is a story where history appears again and not in a good light. A brilliant read. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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chick-lit · contemporary · romance · Young adult

The Library of Lost Things – Laura Taylor Namey ★★★★

Blurb; From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

My Review; This was one my lovely partner bought me for Christmas and just from the title and cover I knew I would love it and I wasn’t wrong. What an amazing final read to finish 2020 on. A beautiful read. One about finding your inner self, your true self.

I can relate to Darcy in many ways. Loses herself into books? Check. Hoards books? Check. Total bookworm? Check. She even works in a book shop. But behind her front door at home is the biggest secret she is keeping from everyone… One that rules her life.

Cue hot Asher entering the scene… Phoaww. Loved him. He is the perfect gentleman in many ways and he reads! I don’t want to give anything away but the ending is perfection. Everything turns out okay and the secret is out of the bag and love is in the air. Darcy finds her own love instead of love in books. Beautiful read. Loved it all.

I loved how at the start of each chapter there’s a book quote or relevant quote. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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My Top Reads of 2020 ❤

2020 Has been a tough year for us all but I must admit I have emerged myself into many fictional worlds to keep myself going. Books have really helped me get through it all. Nothing better than curling up with a book and a brew. So in no particular order here are the books that stood out to me this year. After reading 174 books this year (one was my daughters) this is my top 18 reads.

The 24 Hour Cafe – Libby Page.

Are You Watching? – Vincent Ralph.

Dead Lovely – Helen Fitzgerald.

Sleep – C.L. Taylor.

Circe – Madeline Miller.

Letters on Motherhood – Giovanna Fletcher.

The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary.

The Switch- Beth O’Leary.

Mix Tape – Jane Sanderson.

Sunny Days & Sea Breezes – Carole Matthews.

Aria’s Travelling Book Shop – Rebecca Raisin.

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig.

The Minders – John Marrs.

This is Me – Mrs Hinch.

And Every Morning the Way Home gets Longer & Longer – Fredrik Backman.

The Inheritance Games – Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Sophia Princess Among Beasts – James Patterson & Emily Raymond.

The Hopes & Dreams of Libby Quinn – Freya Kennedy.

Have you read any of these? Got any suggestions for me next year? I hope you all have a lovely New Year & I will see you on the other side. That’s me done for 2020. Gemma – BTPBOOKCLUB.