Friday, February 22, 2019

Book Reviews - Just One Day & How to be a Good Wife

Having two kids under two, and trying to read, review and blog is certainly a greater challenge than I ever anticipated. And so, here I am in 2019, and behind on my Netgalley reviews. Below are two titles that I read and didn't get to review in real time. Did Just One Day or How to be a Good Wife last the test of time in my memory? Read on to find out.

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Title: Just One Day
Author: Sharla Lovelace
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Source: Netgalley

Purchase: Amazon  
My Rating: 4 stars
Well, this is embarrassing. I was approved for this title through Netgalley. My kindle had crapped out and this title was archived. So I didn't have access to it. But not only did I read this almost a year ago, I completely forgot that I ended up buying it and read it. So here we are, ready to review.... I gave it 4 stars, so I really enjoyed it. I finished it the same date I started reading it. Great sign! So..... details? Unfortunately, I barely remember this story. Once I read the synopsis again, the only thing that came back to me was how sad her boyfriend (the one who proposed) was, because he wanted to spend his life with someone he clearly didn't know well, or didn't care to know well. Besides that, everything else is a blur. So even though the story itself was not memorable, at the time that I read it I was clearly entertained by it enough to give it 4 stars.
Title: How to be a Good Wife
Author: Emma Chapman
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Netgalley

Purchase: Amazon  
My Rating: 3 stars
This book was quite unusual and certainly not what one would expect. As the story unraveled along with our main character's state of mind, I wasn't sure if she was having mental issues or if something sinister was afoot. Without giving out any spoilers, it was pretty much all of the above. I found the conclusion of this book to be quite original in its delivery, and that the author did a great job in building up this story to its surprising end. I am usually quite intuitive and seem to come to the answers on my own before the book gives them, but I do recall that I was taken by surprise over the true beginnings of Marta and Hector's marriage.
Many thanks to Netgalley, Authors and Publishers for making copies available for review. No compensation was accepted and my opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shares. I sometimes lose track of my books too.
    sherry @ fundinmental


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