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.
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💛 Book Details:
Title: The Love of My Life.
Author: Rosie Walsh.
Genre: General Fiction/Women’s Fiction.
Length: 368 Pages.
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:
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 😘