Blog Tour: The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton @KJHAuthor @HarperCollins #TheLastWife #TheLastWifeBlogTour #blogtour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Graydon House Books

PUBLICATION DATE: July 7th, 2020

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Marie Langham is distraught when her childhood friend, Nina, is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before Nina passes away, she asks Marie to look out for her family—her son, daughter, and husband, Stuart. Marie would do anything for Nina, so of course, she agrees.

Following Nina’s death, Marie gradually finds herself drawn into her friend’s life—her family, her large house in the countryside. But when Camilla, a mutual friend from their old art-college days, suddenly reappears, Marie begins to suspect that she has a hidden agenda. Then, Marie discovers that Nina had long suppressed secrets about a holiday in Ibiza the women took ten years previously when Marie’s then-boyfriend went missing after a tragic accident and was later found dead.

Marie used to envy Nina’s beautiful life, but now the cards are up in the air and she begins to realize that nothing is what it seemed. As long-buried secrets start surfacing, Marie must figure out what’s true and who she can trust before the consequences of Nina’s dark secrets destroy her.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy and, having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing. She is also the author of the international bestseller The Perfect Girlfriend.

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CONNECT WITH KAREN HAMILTON:

Author Website
Twitter: @KJHAuthor
Instagram: @karenhamiltonauthor
Facebook: @KarenHamiltonWriter
Goodreads

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BUY THE BOOK:

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MY REVIEW:

Wow this book is seriously one addictive and crazy ride! You will LOVE this book! I was thrilled to be invited to be part of the blog tour for this novel and am thrilled to share my review with you all. If you haven’t read books by Karen Hamilton, you are seriously missing out. I loved her previous book The Perfect Girlfriend, and loved this newest title as well, The Last Wife.

I enjoyed reading about Marie and Nina’s friendship and how their relationship has changed and evolved over time. We learn what makes them tick, their thoughts and desires, and it was interesting to read about how close they were, especially when Nina wanted Marie to take care of her family after she had passed away with her illness. But both women have their own agendas and have something to hide. Did they truly know one another as they thought they did? Definitely not, and that is what makes this novel so addictive and juicy! I loved it! They both had their fair share of secrets and truths they were hiding from one another, and it all comes out eventually.

I loved the way this book was written and it had me hooked as I flipped through the pages until the very end. A roller coaster ride of a book that I am sure you will love and devour as much as I did. Be sure to get your hands on your own copy of this book on July 7th, you will definitely devour this book!

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RATING: 5/5 stars

Blog Tour: Stranger In The Lake by Kimberly Belle @HarperCollins @KimberlySBelle #StrangerInTheLake #StrangerInTheLakeBlogTour #blogtour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

 

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PUBLISHER: Harper Collins

PUBLICATION DATE: June 9th, 2020

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and his first marriage. But everything starts to unravel when she discovers a young woman’s body floating in the exact same spot where Paul’s first wife tragically drowned.

At first, it seems like a horrific coincidence, but the stranger in the lake is no stranger. Charlotte saw Paul talking to her the day before, even though Paul tells the police he’s never met the woman. His lie exposes cracks in their fragile new marriage, cracks Charlotte is determined to keep from breaking them in two.

As Charlotte uncovers dark mysteries about the man she married, she doesn’t know what to trust—her heart, which knows Paul to be a good man, or her growing suspicion that there’s something he’s hiding in the water.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of six novels, including the forthcoming Stranger in the Lake (June 2020). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery Thriller, and a #1 e-book bestseller in the UK and Italy. She’s sold rights to her books in a dozen languages as well as film and television options. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:

Author website: https://www.kimberlybellebooks.com/
Facebook: @KimberlyBelleBooks
Twitter: @KimberlySBelle
Instagram: @kimberlysbelle
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/kimberlybelle

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BUY THE BOOK:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WNX6ZZS
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AppleBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/stranger-in-the-lake/id1477319023
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MY REVIEW:

This novel follows married couple Charlotte and Paul. Charlotte and her younger brother grew up in poverty in a rough part of town. Years later, Charlotte meets the handsome and wealthy widower Paul, and despite the warnings of other in the community she falls in love with Paul and they get married. Charlotte and Paul are in love and are happy. One morning Charlotte walks down to their boat to retrieve something she had forgotten from the previous evening, only to find the body of a woman floating under their dock. Who is the woman in the water, and what happened to her?

Fingers are quickly pointed towards her husband Paul. Afterall, his previous wife was found drowned in the same spot some years before, But Paul was found innocent then, but is he innocent now? Determined to prove he is innocent, and determined to believe her husband’s innocence, Paul and Charlotte are on a path to find out what truly happened that fateful day and to determine just who the stranger in the lake is found just outside their property.

What unfolds is an addictive, thrilling story that will have you guessing and second guessing just about everyone in this novel, and when the truth comes out it will rock you with revelations that you won’t see coming!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Blog Tour: Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon @HannahMMcKinnon @HarperCollins #SisterDear #SisterDearBook#SisterDearBlogTour #blogtour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Mira

PUBLICATION DATE: May 26th, 2020

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Thank you to the publisher for inviting me on the blog tour for this exciting new novel by Hannah Mary McKinnon and for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.

And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Hannah Mary McKinnon

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing, and is now the author of The Neighbors and Her Secret Son. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty-second commute.

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BUY THE BOOK:

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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:

Author Website

Twitter: @HannahMMcKinnon

Instagram: @hannahmarymckinnon

Facebook: @HannahMaryMcKinnon

Goodreads

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MY REVIEW:

This novel is an addictive read from beginning to end. While Eleanor’s father is in hospital about to pass away, she finds out that he isn’t her biological father. Eleanor cuts ties with her mother and sister who have treated her awful for her whole life. On the course of finding her biological father, she finds that he is married, with a daughter very close to her own age, and that his family have it all – prestige, wealth, a good home.

After approaching her biological father at his workplace one day, he rejects her and wants nothing to do with her and doesn’t want her in his or his new family’s lives. Shunned and heart broken, Eleanor decides to find and befriend her half-sister Victoria. They are the same age, Victoria is beautiful, lives in a gorgeous home, has money, and is happily married. Eleanor decides to keep her identity and connection to Victoria a secret, at least for now, and the two quickly hit it off and become quite close friends in a short time. Eleanor is thrilled that they seem to have hit it off so nicely, and is unsure how to reveal her true identity to her half-sister afraid of what Victoria will think of her, and she now doesn’t want to lose the friendship that they have built.

An addictive read that will hook you in and keep you hooked until you turn the very last page. With shocking twists, turns and surprises, and several revelations that will shock you, and leaves you with a plot twist at the end that you will not see coming! An amazing book that is hands down one of my favourites of this year!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

Blog Tour: Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin @BerkleyPub #Happy&YouKnowIt #Happy&YouKnowItBlogTour #blogtour #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Berkley

PUBLICATION DATE: May 19th, 2020

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Happy Publication Day!! Thank you to Berkley for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and for the eARC of this novel via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

A dark, witty page-turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets….

After her former band shot to superstardom without her, Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a playgroup musician for overprivileged infants on New York’s Park Avenue. Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers, a welcoming clique of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair, who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energy.

There is perfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social-media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her perfect life from falling apart. Caustically funny, recent stay-at-home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity. And old money, veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice. But as Claire grows closer to the cool women who pay her bills, she uncovers secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fix.

Filled with humor and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood—exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women—while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social-media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy. But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable.

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MY REVIEW:

I enjoyed the humour and the storyline of this novel as you follow along on Claire’s experiences with this mommy-and-baby group. All the women in the group have secrets, their own problems, and are not perfect although on the surface they appear to have a perfect, healthy, wealthy and happy life. The group dynamics was quite interesting to read about and I enjoyed reading and watching the story unfold.

There are plenty of characters in this novel and they all come with their own set of personalities that are quite enjoyable to read about. There are also a lot of revelations and twists that I enjoyed reading about and it kept the suspense of what was going to happen next. An enjoyable read that I recommend!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

BLOG TOUR: This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf @parkrowbooks @hgudenkauf @HarperCollins #ThisIsHowILied #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookreview #bookblog #blogtour #ThisIsHowILiedBlogTour #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Park Row Books

PUBLICATION DATE: May 12th, 2020

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Thank you to the publisher, Park Row Books, for inviting me to be a part of this exciting Blog Tour for Heather Gudenkauf’s latest novel This Is How I Lied and for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Heather Gudenkauf

Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many books, including The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. Heather graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in elementary education, has spent her career working with students of all ages. She lives in Iowa with her husband, three children, and a very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointer named Lolo. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and running.

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CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:

Author Website

Twitter: @hgudenkauf

Instagram: @heathergudenkauf

Facebook: @HeatherGudenkaufAuthor

Goodreads

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WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK:

Harlequin |Barnes & Noble | Amazon |Books-A-Million |Powell’s

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Tough as nails and seven months pregnant, Detective Maggie Kennedy-O’Keefe of Grotto PD, is dreading going on desk duty before having the baby her and her husband so badly want. But when new evidence is found in the 25-year-old cold case of her best friend’s murder that requires the work of a desk jockey, Maggie jumps at the opportunity to be the one who finally puts Eve Knox’s case to rest.

Maggie has her work cut out for her. Everyone close to Eve is a suspect. There’s Nola, Eve’s little sister who’s always been a little… off; Nick, Eve’s ex-boyfriend with a vicious temper; a Schwinn riding drifter who blew in and out of Grotto; even Maggie’s husband Sean, who may have known more about Eve’s last day than he’s letting on. As Maggie continues to investigate, the case comes closer and closer to home, forcing her to confront her own demons before she can find justice for Eve. 

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MY REVIEW:

Heather has done it again with another addictive, edge of your seat thriller. You’ll find yourself deeply immersed in this story as you flip through the pages, leaving you wanting more. Imagine finding yourself at the forefront of a police investigation into the death of a young girl 25 years ago, and that girl was your best friend. This is what happens to Detective Maggie Kennedy-O’Keefe. Her best friend Eve Knox was murdered and the case has remained unsolved all of these years.

This book is full of interesting characters, many of whom will be a suspect at one point or another. I loved the character development in this novel and the multiple POV’s, some from the past and some from the present. Eve’s sister Nola certainly was (and is!) quite strange and most definitely off. Eve’s ex-boyfriend also had his own issues, and could be violent and quite scary. Then there is one of the neighbourhood men who, although he is married with children, seems to be quite creepy at times. I enjoyed reading about these various characters and getting to know them and how they all relate to one another in the story.

I enjoyed reading about Maggie’s character and reading about her friendship with Eve when they were younger. They were the best of friends and had their fair share of ups and downs, like any friendship. I also enjoyed reading about creepy Nola and all of her activities. She was quite an interesting character and a little different from everyone else, which made her that more interesting and creepy. She has many odd interests, even as a young child.

A great novel that had me hooked as I read through the pages and kept me guessing until the very shocking ending that I did not see coming! A book that you will love so be sure to grab your copy today!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

 

Blog Tour: Master Class by Christina Dalcher @BerkleyPub @penguinrandom @CVDalcher #MasterClass #MasterClassBlogTour #blogtour #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Berkley

PUBLICATION DATE: April 21st, 2020

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HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY to this incredible novel by Christina Dalcher! Thank you to Berkley for inviting me on this blog tour and for the ARC of this novel via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Every child’s potential is regularly determined by a standardized measurement: their quotient (Q). Score high enough, and attend a top tier school with a golden future. Score too low, and it’s off to a federal boarding school with limited prospects afterwards. The purpose? An improved society where education costs drop, teachers focus on the more promising students, and parents are happy.

Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state’s elite schools. When her nine-year-old daughter bombs a monthly test and her Q score drops to a disastrously low level, she is immediately forced to leave her top school for a federal institution hundreds of miles away. As a teacher, Elena thought she understood the tiered educational system, but as a mother whose child is now gone, Elena’s perspective is changed forever. She just wants her daughter back.

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MY REVIEW:

After reading Dalcher’s first novel, Vox (and LOVING it!) I was thrilled when I heard about her newest title, MASTER CLASS. Master Class takes us into a different type of world, a world where the types of schools we attend are based on our Q-score. Have a high Q-score, attend the best school, have a low Q-score then you are taken away from your family and attend school at a federal institution.

I loved the main character Elena Fairchild. She is married and has 2 daughters. Her worst fears have come to life – her youngest daughter is taken away to a federal institution after receiving a low Q-score, and Elena is devastated. Her world as she knew it is all about to change and she races against time and her own husband to rescue her daughter and bring her back home safely where she belongs. Elena was a strong willed character, who fought for those she loved, for what she believed in, and for justice. I enjoyed her strong personality and reading about how strong-willed she was. She didn’t take no for an answer and put her own life on the line to protect those she loved.

I enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations Elena found herself presented with as she tried to find her daughter and return her back home. She did whatever she thought was necessary to find her daughter, in the face of so much adversity, even going against her husband and colleagues. She didn’t stop in the face of so many obstacles and I loved her tenacity energy.

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, and I am sure you will too!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen @greerkh @sarahpekkanen @netgalley @StMartinsPress #YouAreNotAlone #YouAreNotAloneBook #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf #netgalley

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PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: March 3rd, 2020

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Thank you to the authors and the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, for the ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

You probably know someone like Shay Miller.
She wants to find love, but it eludes her.
She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end.
She wants to belong, but her life is so isolated.

You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters.
They have an unbreakable circle of friends.
They live the most glamorous life.
They always get what they desire.

Shay thinks she wants their life.
But what they really want is hers.

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MY REVIEW:

I mean, this book was simply amazing and utterly, ridiculously addictive! You Are Not Alone is full of lies, deception, betrayal, secrets, and betrayal. Such a perfect recipe for a great book! I loved it!!

Shay Miller is one of the main characters. I liked her and felt so bad for her – she was alone and had no friends. She wanted to belong and have people in her life, but she felt so isolated. Nothing seemed to work out in her favour. She was single, alone and in a dead end job, yet she wanted to have a fulfilling job and wanted to find love. Enter the Moore sisters. They were beautiful, full of poise, confidence and glamour. They were successful, dressed well, had a great circle of friends, and the envy of Shay. Shay wanted to be like them, full of confidence, friendship, success and happiness.

Shay meets the Moore sisters and they quickly form a friendship much to Shay’s surprise and delight! Her luck seems to be about to change, for the better. She now has met some great friends, which opens up a whole new world for Shay. Maybe she can be happy, successful, glamourous, and confident, like the Moore sisters. She cannot believe her luck when they become close friends.

I found myself completely immersed in this book and I devoured it from beginning to end. It was a quick read for me and I finished this book in one day it is that good! There was so much going on in this book I didn’t know what would happen next and it was an edge of your seat read!

Well done Sarah and Greer. I have loved all your novels and I am excited to see what you come out with next!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

Book Review: How To Save A Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke @LizandLisa @AmazonPub @HowToSaveALife #HowToSaveALifeNovel #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf #netgalley

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PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: July 14th, 2020

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Thank you to the authors, Liz and Lisa, and to NetGalley, for the eARC of this book to read and share my review.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Dom is having a very bad day—one he literally can’t escape.

When Dom bumps into Mia, his ex-fiancée whom he hasn’t seen in almost a decade, he believes they’ve been given a second chance and asks her out. When Mia dies tragically on their date, Dom makes a desperate wish: to be given the chance to save her life. And when he wakes the next morning to the shock that she’s alive, he thinks his wish may have been granted. But day after day, no matter what he changes about their time together, she still meets a terrible fate.

Dom frantically searches for answers to save his beloved Mia and rekindle their former love. But the further he digs, the more obsessed he becomes, making him realize that slowing down time may be the only way to see things clearly. As he’s forced to confront the truth about himself and those he’s closest to, Dom vows that he’ll watch Mia die a thousand times if it means he can save her once.

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MY REVIEW:

I loved the uniqueness to how this story unfolds and the way in which it was written. It was fun and interesting to read, and was addictive.

The novel starts off in May 2010 where we are introduced to the novels two main characters, Dom and his girlfriend Mia. Then it jumps ahead 10 years, to June 2020. Dom and Mia had ended their relationship all those years ago and Dom feels that she is the one who got away. All these years later, Dom runs into her in a coffee shop, and they begin to talk. They agree to meet up again a couple days later to talk and catch up on everything the other has been up to for the past 10 years. After Mia tragically dies on one of their dates, Dom finds himself waking up the next day only to relive the previous day, the day when she had died on their date. No matter what Dom does, Mia’s fate is the same – she dies. Dom finds himself living that fateful day each day that he wakes up, with her dying, then waking up only to relive that same day again. Dom tries many different things in an attempt to save Mia from her tragic fate, only to become frustrated when nothing he does seems to work and save her.

It was interesting to read about Dom waking up each day only to relive that same day, and seeing him try different things to make the day play out differently. I was curious if he would be able to find something that works and was eager to see if he would be able to save Mia from her fate and actually save her life. I really enjoyed reading about both Dom and Mia as the two main characters in the book, and the unique way this story was written added to the enjoyment of the novel.

Well done Liz and Lisa. Another great novel! I am looking forward to your next one!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

Book Review: Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah @sophiehannahCB1 @HarperCollins @WMMorrowBooks #PerfectLittleChildren #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: William Morrow

PUBLICATION DATE: February 11th, 2020

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Thank you to the publisher for gifting me an eARC of this novel via Edelweiss to read and share my review.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home.

Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn’t want to see her today, or ever again.

But she can’t resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora and her children Thomas and Emily step out of the car. Except… There’s something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. As Beth would have expected. It’s the children. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then.

They are still five and three. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Hilary hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all.

They are no taller, no older… Why haven’t they grown?

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MY REVIEW:

A gripping thriller that I enjoyed from beginning to end. I found myself wanting to know what exactly was going on, and why the children didn’t look a day older than they did years ago. That intrigued me and kept the suspense going. I had my own thoughts and ideas of what was going on but I was completely wrong! The suspense, secrets, and many surprises shocked me and I didn’t see them coming at all. I love that in a novel, when it keeps you guessing all the way to the end and this book does exactly that.

An enjoyable read that I would highly recommend.

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

BLOG TOUR: Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel @stephwrobel @BerkleyPub #DarlingRoseGold #blogtour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookblog #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Berkley

PUBLICATION DATE: March 17th, 2020

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Happy Publication Day to this amazing book!!

Thank you to Berkley for inviting me to be a part of this exciting blog tour for Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel and for sending me a copy of this book to read andn share my review. This book is available now, so be sure to grab your copy today! You’ll enjoy this one!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.

Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.

After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.

Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she’s forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.

Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling…

And she’s waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

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MY REVIEW:

A dark and twisted novel that takes you into the lives of a twisted and sinister mother-daughter duo. Both Rose Gold and her mother Patty each have their own issues – they are dark, twisted, edgy, sinister, great liars, and so very devious. So… Who to believe? Do we believe Patty, that she did everything and anything possible that was needed to help her daughter be the healthiest and the best that she could be? Were all the lies about Patty just that – utter lies to destroy her? Did she have her daughters best interests at heart? Or do we believe Rose Gold? The poor innocent daughter of Patty who was a victim of so much heartache and mistreatment from her mother Patty over all of those years, from infancy to her teenage years?

This book had me HOOKED as I devoured the pages and I loved how the chapters went back and forth between Patty and Rose Gold’s point of view, and also varying timelines from past and present. It built up the suspense and gave in depth info of each character, and I loved the fast paced nature of this book. Their relationship was definitely full of drama, lies aaand betrayals, and I LOVED IT!! So, who would you believe? Is one truly innocent and one to blame? Are they each to blame in their own twisted ways? Are they both out for revenge? You’ll have to read this highly anticipated novel to find out and believe me, you will love it!!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars