Love You Gone

Love You Gone


Love  You Gone by Rona Halsall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Twists and turns and just when you thought you knew what was happening….it changes again. I got this book through NetGalley for an honest review. The book is coming out on Nov 15, so put it on your list.

Mel comes home to find her husband and two children gone. They left a note “gone for a walk” but then they never return. The police are called and what seems like an innocent scene gone wrong, the more you read the more you find out what you thought was happening isnt so.

You start feeling sorry for the wife until you’re presented with a whole different scenario. Who is the victim here? This is a book you cant put down because you are not really sure how it is going to end.


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Book Review – In Her Shadow


In Her Shadow


In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mark Edwards has written a whole slew of books and this is the 5th one of his that I have read. I received it as an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. This book will not be out until next week. I must admit firsthand that I wasnt sure about it because there was some reference to psychic happenings in the book, but the more I read (which is why you should give a book more than a few pages) the more I wanted to turn the page to see just what was happening.

Jessica lost her sister, Izzy, to what the police termed as an accident. But she wasnt so sure it was, and five years after her death Jessica’s own daughter (who wasnt yet born when Izzy died) is now coming up statements that Izzy is talking to her about that time.

Wanting to get to the bottom of this Jessica goes ahead and tries to find out who “killed” her sister, only to be pulled into more scenarios surrounding her sister’s death that she never knew. I ended up finding myself wanting to finish this book to see if this was a murder, or accident and just how psychic Jessica’s daughter was…..very happy I did – didnt expect the ending….looking forward to more books by Edwards.

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This entry was posted on October 17, 2018, in Book Review.

The Lying Game

The Lying Game

I read this book in 24 hours. Could not put it down. The Lying Game tells the story of 4 girls in a boarding school who clan together and make up this game of convincing lies.

Fast forward 17 years later, they receive a text from one of the girls ‘I need you” it reads. All girls gather to find out that their lying and secrets have finally caught up to them. Will this meeting cost them their relationships? their lives? their reputation and jobs?

The more you read, the more you find out that the consequences far out way the simple game they played.

I finally can do it

In all my years of working, both as a mom and secretary, one thing I always wanted to do was attend a book club/reading/author signing.  Of course, all the times I found them they were always held in the afternoon.  Working all day made it impossible for me to attend one.  There were some that were held in the evening, but that would mean getting home from work, feeding the family and rushing off to the meeting.

And so it was on my bucket list.

And then I retired.  My days have been busy but this month I decided I was going to attend a book club discussion and finally do what I longed to.  And of course it was in the afternoon at 12:30 pm.  Leaving hubby home, because he doesn’t read books; newspapers and magazines are his things.  The book in the club was The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich and the turn out for the discussion was over 70 women (there was one man thrown in there also).  The book was a historical fiction centering on Ida, the daughter of the artist, Marc Chagall.

The discussion took off and before you knew it we all threw in our opinions and love of the book.  Then lunch was served, (we were in an Italian restaurant) which was delicious and we got to mingle and talk with the other members of the club.  I really enjoyed this type of gala and am looking forward to the next discussion

That discussion will be on the book The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman, which I have already finished, and will be held in a mediterranean restaurant.  I am really enjoying my retirement, and doing whatever I want and also, things on my bucket list…..

Review: The Success Principles

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to BeThe Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been wanting to read this book for a while now; and received it as a gift for my birthday. The basic idea in this book is to give you confidence to run your business, no matter what it is, and to succeed in the right direction.

Needless to say, it has helped greatly. The words have inspired me to put into practice many of the ideas…..and I am happily doing great and on my way to President’s Club in my business!

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This entry was posted on May 17, 2018, in Book Review.

Review: The Good Widow

The Good WidowThe Good Widow by Liz Fenton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jacks and her husband had a good marriage, or so she thought. Unknown to her, he decides to have an affair….which ends up with a trip to Hawaii with his mistress. Thinking her husband was away on a business trip in Kansas, she is shocked to learn of his death in Hawaii.

In order to deal with this shock, she is approached by the fiance, Nick. He suggests they go to Hawaii to the scene of the accident in order to have some closure – and she agrees but only after a few days in Hawaii does Jacks find out more information than she wanted to know.

And only after they both return from Hawaii, does she find out the real truth. Amazing book, keeps you turning the pages – many surprises.

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2018, in Book Review.

Book Review: Her Last Tomorrow

Her Last Tomorrow


Her Last Tomorrow by Adam Croft

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first book I read by Adam Croft was TELL ME IM WRONG and loved it. So thought I would try another one of his books. This one hooked me from the beginning – Question: Would you kill her wife in order to save your daughter?

Not a question we often ask ourselves, but then again why would we. And so we find ourselves with a kidnapping of Ellie, daughter of Tasha and Nick. Their marriage isnt going too well as it is and when Nick straps Ellie into the car and then runs into the house for something, leaving his daughter alone, he isnt expecting her to be gone when he returns. But then again it only takes a minute – or seconds for a child to be kidnapped.

And so the story begins with many mind boggling thoughts and insightful theories as to what to do to get his daughter returned. The cops do what they have to, even as far as suspecting the father….but not until Nick gets an email stating his daughter will be returned if he kills his wife.

Do they get their daughter back? Does Nick kill his wife? And who was the person who kidnapped little Ellie? Read the book, you will be happy you did!

This entry was posted on May 12, 2018, in Book Review.