Thursday, June 21, 2018

Throwback Thursday review of Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

I know that many are excited to read and or catch up on  Big Little Lies season two. Today we will discuss the book Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty.  How many of you remember your neighborhood get togethers? Were they
eventful at all? Or do you have fond memories?  


Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit busy, life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last-minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger-than-life personalities there will be a welcome respite.
Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone? ( Amazon)
My Thoughts:  
I was excited to start this book but not excited to finish the book.  I have read a couple other books by Liane Moriarty. For me I think it was the high from watching the first part of Big Little Lies.   I also really enjoyed the audiobook for What Alice Forgot. I got the audiobook from the library for Truly, Madly, Guilty and it was a long  audiobook (seventeen hours). I wanted to hear the story but did not enjoy it. The story was written well with the construction of the plot.  Ms. Moriarty does a good job of keeping the readers interested. I wanted to know what would happen with Clementine and Erika’s relationship. I was curious what happened at the barbeque   that affected all the main characters.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Secrets to Southern Charm Review and Giveaway

Thank you to Gallery Books and Kristy Woodson Harvey for a copy of The Secrets to Southern Charm.  I also have another copy sent by Kristy up for grabs, in a giveaway.

Slightly South of Simple is the first book in the Peachtree Bluff series.  I reviewed it here.  The second book in the series is The Secrets to Southern Charm.  This book focuses on the middle sister Sloane.  Then there is also the drama between Ansley and Jack.   Are you ready for some more fun with this clan?


Sloane is destined to be with Adam her soul mate.  Their souls are connected and each one can tell when something has happened.   She was given news at that Adam and his unit are missing in action with his unit.  Now it is months later and all she does is mourn Adam and the possibility he may never return.    The rest of the family has picked up the slack for her but will she ever accept her new future with Adam possibly not in it?  Or can she reclaim her identity?  Jack has moved next door into Ansley’s deceased neighbor’s house at Caroline’s suggestion.  Ansley of course thinking of her family and what damage her secret might do to the girls find out about Jack.  But does the secret really matter?

My Thoughts: 

I really enjoyed jumping back into Ansley’s family and their drama.  This book was an easy read.   This book covers the topics grief, loss, and secrets.   So what is The Secret to Southern Charm?  I feel that it revolves around family and how we can survive together.   You will have to read the book to find out more.   This family has become a familiar set of characters that I enjoy going back to visit.   I think I might need a reminder of how big Ansley’s house is to have all her family there.   I loved how Kristy took the character of Sloane on a journey of self-discovery and celebrate her passions.  

I can’t wait to jump into the next book in the series!  You can purchase a copy of the book here.  See the giveaway below for a copy of  The Secrets to Southern Charm.  You must be 18 years or older and a US citizen.  This giveaway will run from June 19th to June 26th. 



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