Join me for my five-book reading wrap-up!
Think you know the person you married? Think again…
Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can’t recognize friends or family, or even his own wife.
Every anniversary the couple exchange traditional gifts – paper, cotton, pottery, tin – and each year Adam’s wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but they didn’t randomly win this trip. One of them is lying, and someone doesn’t want them to live happily ever after.
Ten years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. And an anniversary they will never forget.
Is there a Movie or Book Trailer?
I could not find a book trailer. It appears Netflix has bought the film rights to this book.
I gave this book a 3.5/5
Now I stand at Michael’s funeral, clutching my little girl’s hand, with tears in my eyes as I insist to all our friends that he died an innocent man. Yet the questions have started, and nothing I say will stop them digging for the truth.
But none of them can read the secrets in my heart, or know about the phone I found hidden in his toolbox…
I’m determined that my daughter will not remember her father as a monster. I will erase any hint of wrongdoing in this house whatever the cost.
Because to keep my daughter safe, the last thing I need is for people to start looking at me…
My Thoughts After Reading the Book
Kate and Michael live with their 6-year-old daughter. Life was pretty good until someone in the city went missing and Michael soon after steps in front of a “lorrie.” The questions begin to swirl in the small community, was Michael somehow involved in this woman’s disappearance, and did Katie know?. Katie is determined to prove her husbands innocence.
There are many characters in this story and many points of view. Many sub-stories are going on as well that slowly come together. It is well written and slowly brings you into a web of understanding.
The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. The end of high school will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is happy wherever he is thanks to his obsession with the epic book series Bloodfall and the fangirl who may be turning his harsh reality into real-life fantasy. Dill’s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia—neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending—one that will rock his life to the core.
Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible Belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one’s true self in the wreckage of the past.
Some fall crawling in the dirt of Forrestville, Tennessee, in the dark, impossibly young and alone, for no good reason at all.”
Is there a movie?
A Five and One Star Review as Found on GoodReads
Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn’t mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.
But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.
A Five-Star Review-“One of my kids favorite books. The moral to the story is how Molly Lou Melon is different from everyone else, but that it’s okay. Wise words from Grandma encourage Molly to stand up for herself, be true to herself, smile and be happy, and never give up. This is a book that I’ll keep to read to my Grand babies one day in the very far future…no Goodwill for this one! Huge five stars. Ages 4 to 94″
One-Star Review-“I think this book is so important to show to little kids. In a world where bullies are still a big problem and not only kids but adults are constantly told that they are not good enough, this is the perfect book to read. Molly Lou is not your typical little squirrel and she acts and looks different than many of her peers but she is never ashamed of it and she takes pride in it. This book shows kids that no matter what people say or what society says, to always be proud of who you are!”