Aug 072020

Hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing

This week’s Fill-Ins:

  1. One word to describe my week is __________________.
  2. My biggest success has been _________________.
  3. Not to brag, but I _________.
  4. For me, _________ is the meaning of life.

My answers:

  1. One word to describe my week is busy.

  2. My biggest success has been my two sons.

  3. Not to brag, but I have the cutest granddaughters.

  4. For me, faith and family is the meaning of life.

Aug 032020

Mailbox Monday

According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

The Last To See Her by Courtney Evan Tate ~ eBook from Mira/Harper Collins via NetGalley
Margreete’s Harbor by Eleanor Morse ~ eBook from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley

Aug 012020

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July Books Read

I had a better month than I have had since March. Even though I read 4 books, I’m still not happy that I am not reading as much as I used to before COVID-19 changed our lives. And according to GR, I am behind by 5 books to make my 2020 goal. I’m thinking that the reason I did better is due to the summer heat. I’m a summer person and there is nothing that I enjoy more than sitting on my float in the pool and read. No distractions like my phone and/or the television. I’m hoping that we will have pool weather every day in August so maybe I will have a few hours of interrupted reading time.

My review for THE GOLDEN GIRL by Dana Perry was posted on July 8th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for HURRY HOME by Roz Nay was posted on July 21st, which can be seen HERE.

My review for A MILLION LITTLE LIES by Bette Lee Crosby was posted on May 28th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for SISTERS by Fran Lewis will be posted in August


Jul 312020

Hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing

This week’s Fill-Ins:

  1. If you want ________________, you have to __________________.
  2. During the month of August, I plan to _________________.
  3. Others might think it’s strange that I _________.
  4. _________ seems so far away.

My answers:

  1. If you want shop, run errands, leave hour house, etc., you have to protect both others and yourself.

  2. During the month of August, I plan to plan to set more time aside for reading.

  3. Others might think it’s strange that I haven’t quit smoking yet.

  4. The eradication of COVID-19 seems so far away.

Jul 302020

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Published by St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: July 28, 2020
Pages: 336
Review Copy From: St. Martin’s via NetGalley
Edition: eBook
My Rating: 5

Synopsis (via GR)

From Michele Campbell, the bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband comes a new blockbuster thriller in The Wife Who Knew Too Much.

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 Thoughts

Michele Campbell has another winner on her hands!!!

Thirteen years ago, Tabitha Girard, 17 years old, meets the very handsome and very rich Connor Ford one summer, however, his grandmother doesn’t approve since Tabitha was born on the wrong side of the tracks. She knew he was the love of her life but by the end of the summer, Connor had to leave since his grandmother held all the cards and the money.

They both went their separate ways, both having other relationships but Tabitha knew it would always be Connor that had her heart. Until that fateful day that he entered the restaurant where she worked. Their feelings were the same as they once were but one problem, Connor was married to Nina, another very rich woman. Both knowing it was wrong, they couldn’t stop and they had an affair. However, Tabitha soon finds herself pregnant and tries to contact him with the news by going to his wife’s mansion on the night Nina is hosting a 4th of July party. But hours later, Nina is found dead. Was it a suicide or murder? And if murder, who killed her?

When things calm down, Tabitha and Connor marry and are living the life they dreamed about. Being together with a baby on the way. But as time passes both Connor and Tabitha become suspects, with Tabitha being arrested.

I love a book where within the first 2-3 pages, you know that this going to be a wild ride. And this book was. The suspense tension was as fast as watching an Indy 500 car race with no pit stops and hairpin turns. Characters, at times, that were dark and secretive that the reader will be going back and forth as who to believe had a stake in the vast amount of money that Nina leaves behind.

Tabitha claims her innocence but is now questioning if she really knew Connor. Can she truly believe him that he didn’t kill his wife? Or will they have a happily ever after that they both wanted?

A white knuckle read that will have your heart pounding!!! I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy psychological thrillers!!!

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