Posted in 2022, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh.

Firstly a big massive hiya to you all.

Secondly an even bigger hiya to Rosie Walsh and her latest book The Love of My Life.

I’m absolutely made up to get to share with you a review I wrote a while ago for this book and to be a part of this fantastic tour.

So, let’s go….

💛 Blurb: I have held you every night for ten years and I didn’t even know your name. We have a child together. A dog, a house.
Who are you?

Emma loves her husband Leo and their young daughter Ruby: she’d do anything for them. But almost everything she’s told them about herself is a lie.

And she might just have got away with it, if it weren’t for her husband’s job. Leo is an obituary writer and Emma is a well-known marine biologist, so, when she suffers a serious illness, Leo copes by doing what he knows best – reading and writing about her life. But as he starts to unravel her past, he discovers the woman he loves doesn’t really exist. Even her name is fictitious.

When the very darkest moments of Emma’s past life finally emerge, she must somehow prove to Leo that she really is the woman he always thought she was . . . But first, she must tell him about the love of her other life.

💛 My Thoughts: This is honestly one of the most heart wrenching, gut turning, absolutely devastating books I’ve ever read.

Honestly, the thickening in your throat and the constant dry gulps to try clear it only make trying not to allow the feelings of those words on the pages of TLOML drip down your face.

As a parent, a partner, a daughter, a friend and foe of some; this is a traumatic and life altering dive. You are every single character involved in this story of life. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE! It’s absolutely wondrous. A book of total surprise. Like TOTAL SURPRISE though.

I’ll tell you straight at 85% in it didn’t matter the outcome. It could have gone either way in numerous situations. It would not have mattered. It would not take away the height and depth and utter insight this book has given already. There is no taking away from that. It could only build. I obviously carried on and finished it of course. I couldn’t not have. I still needed to know everything. I still needed the words to drink as if it water and I was absolutely dehydrated.

RW has hit such a fantastic high standard with this. I know it’s going to be one that will be in my favourites forever more.

Truly one for all to read. One you must read in fact. Emotional, compelling, utter brilliance.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

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💛 Book Details:

Title: The Love of My Life.

Author: Rosie Walsh.

Genre: General Fiction/Women’s Fiction.

Length: 368 Pages.

ISBN-10: 1529020352.

ISBN-13: 978-1529020359.

ASIN: B09DCZZCRF.

Publisher: Macmillan – Imprint: Mantle.

Publication Date: June 23rd 2022.

💛 About the Author:

Rosie Walsh lives on a medieval farm in Devon, UK, with her partner and two young children, after years living and travelling all over the world as a documentary producer and writer.

The Man Who Didn’t Call (UK) / Ghosted (US) was her first book under her own name, and was published around the world in 2018, going on to be a multimillion bestseller.

Prior to writing under her own name she wrote four romantic comedies under the pseudonym Lucy Robinson. When she isn’t parenting or writing, Rosie can be found walking on Dartmoor, growing vegetables and throwing raves for adults and children in leaking barns.

You can learn more about Rosie and her work or catch up on what’s she’s been up to by using the following links:

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So that’s all from me. As always thank you so much for joining me it’s appreciated so much.

Big thank you to the lovely Becca over at Macmillan for inviting me onto the tour. And of course a big thank you to Rosie for giving us a little yellow book of fabulousness.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2022, reviews

Review: Believe Me Not by Natalie Chandler.

🚼Blurb: WHAT IF EVERYONE YOU LOVE IS LYING TO YOU?

When Megan wakes up in a hospital bed, her first question is: where’s my baby?

But her husband, her sister and her doctor say he doesn’t exist.

Megan’s not in a maternity ward, she’s in a psychiatric unit.

Convinced that they’re lying to her, Megan is determined to find out the truth.

But how can you prove your baby exists when you can’t trust your own memories?

🚼My Thoughts: I was so greedy and I absolutely ate this book up! No stopping. I didn’t even have any notes for review I was that engrossed. The plot is extremely smart. It’s a dark and dangerous tale and one that has your heart pumping! It’s also honestly just so heartbreaking. Megan is a great heroine and gives the book food for thought and heart. Do you know what? I can’t even write anything here ‘cos I’m so scared I’ll give something away! That is not something needed with this read. For a Debut Novel it’s an overwhelming success and makes me very excited to see what Natalie Chandler does next.

I can’t recommend this book enough. Honestly, it’s like I said a dark and dangerous read. A poignant, empathetic, mind twisting treat.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

P.S.. I also need to add here that I actually listened to the audio book. I’m usually not a fan of them too as I feel you lose connections with characters for some reason. I don’t know, I just feel it loses depth. Strange thing is that I didnt feel it with Believe Me Not though! So I am really looking forward to getting into an actual copy of the book because I know it will be grittier, deeper and have so much more pull. Still though, it was so great.

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🚼Book Details:

Title: Believe Me Not.

Author: Natalie Chandler.

Genre: Psychological Thriller.

Length:

ebook: 345 pages.

paperback: 368 pages.

audiobook: 12 hours and 4 minutes.

ASIN: B09BF2QPRK.

ISBN-10: 1472291727.

ISBN-13: ‎978-1472291721

Publisher: Headline.

Imprint: Headline Accent.

Publication Date: June 9th 2022.

🚼Author Details:

Natalie Chandler was educated at St Chad’s College, Durham and currently works in behavioural education, specialising in social, emotional and mental health issues. She is a Curtis Brown Creative alumna and was previously selected to be part of the WoMentoring scheme. Natalie’s debut psychological thriller Believe Me Not was written during lockdown and delves into the fractured mind of a woman sectioned in a psychiatric hospital, as she fights to prove the existence of her baby. She lives with her partner, dividing her time between London and rural Lancashire, and enjoys greeting every dog she meets.

To find out more about Natalie you can follow her on the social media links given below.

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