The Marriage Lie Review

Book Title: The Marriage Lie

Author: Kimberly Belle

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Published Date: December 27, 2016

Rating: 4 stars

Challenges: Modern Mrs. Darcy (Read in a Day), #3 of 68 for Goodreads Challenge

When I can get so immersed in a novel that time stands still (chores are forgotten and sleep is a passing fancy)…well I would classify that as a very good day. Actually almost perfect for me. For the most part, this will happen when I pick up and discover a very good suspense novel. This was the case with “The Marriage Life” by Kimberly Belle…a new-to-me author.

The novel is told from the perspective of Iris, the wife, and begins on the morning of the day after her seven-year anniversary to Will. Their marriage sounds picture perfect, but you know there’s going to be a catch based on the title of the book. And trust me on this one…there are lies upon lies (LOL lie in the singular). Iris is a school psychologist and Will is a programmer in the IT sector. Rather than always saying “I love you,” their secret saying to one another is “you are my favorite person in the world,” which comes into play later on.

On the morning that starts the book steamrolling forward, Iris heads off to counsel at a haughty taughty private school (late because the couple put in a couple of baby-making sessions), and Will is off to the airport to fly to a conference in Florida where he is one of the conference speakers. And the book just takes off from there…fast. I found myself turning the pages faster and faster…you just want to know what will Iris discover with each turn as she uncovers lie after lie.

I really enjoyed the entire story…only negative in my book…is that at times, given Iris’ profession, she acts quite off-the-books for a psychologist. I thought she should have definitely known better. But a definite plus in my book, the ending…really enjoy when an author goes rogue. In the future, I will be adding some of Kimberly Belle’s other titles onto my ‘to-be-read’ shelf.

#TBT Review: A Thread of Grace

Book Title: A Thread of Grace

Author: Mary Doria Russell

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published Date: February 1, 2005

Rating: 4 stars

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 6, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: A to Z Titles (T);  Back to History Challenge; Book Around the World (Italy) and 101 Books in 1,001 Days.

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Back to Grade School Book Review

Book Title: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Author: E. L. Konigsburg

Genre: Children’s Book

Published Date: 1967

Rating: 5 stars

Challenges: Goodreads (#2 0f 68), Popsugar (Book Set in the Decade I Was Born) Continue reading “Back to Grade School Book Review”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Review

7 husbands of evelyn hugoBook Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical fiction, Celebratory gossip

Published Date: June 13, 2017

Rating: 4 stars

Challenges: Modern Mrs. Darcy (Recommended by Someone with Great Taste), Goodreads (#1 0f 68), Popsugar (Book I Meant to Read in 2017 but Didn’t) Continue reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Review”

#TBT Review: Burning Bright

Book Title: Burning Bright

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published Date: March 20, 2007

Rating: 3 stars

This #TBT review was originally posted on January 10, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: A to Z Titles (B); Themed Challenge; Back to History Challenge; Book Around the World (England) and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “#TBT Review: Burning Bright”