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The Dead Wife by Sue Fortin @suefortin1 @rararesources #bookreview #thedeadwife

Happy Sunday everybody!

This is a book that completely intrigue me by its title alone, and I am happy to say I was not disappointed! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to this tour!🖤

The Dead Wife

SINCLAIR WIFE DEAD!  HUSBAND CLEARED! 

Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family’s holiday park.

It’s been two years since the Sinclair case closed but when reporter Steph Durham receives a tipoff that could give her the scoop of the year, she’s drawn deeper and deeper into the secretive Sinclair family.

Elizabeth’s death wasn’t a tragic accident. And the truth will come at a deadly price…

My Thoughts

Sue Fortin has crafted a chilling, creepy, and claustrophobic read. Elizabeth Sinclair wife of Harry Sinclair died two years ago at the family holiday resort. She drowned in the lake at the family resort and the death was ruled accidental. Sonya, Elizabeth’s mother is not convinced that her daughters death was an accident. So when she finds out Steph a travel reporter is heading to the holiday resort she asks her to look into her daughters death. This is when things get complicated! If you thought you had a dysfunctional family you have not met the Sinclair’s! I don’t even know where to begin, this was a family with so many secrets! So many lies! So much manipulation!

What a ride! The first chapter of this book completely grabs you and the story does not let go until that final twist. I spent this entire book trying to puzzle everything together. I kept guessing and then second-guessing myself. And still I did not figure it all out (as usual). Steph was a great character and the bulk of the story is told from her point of view. She kept getting sucked into this family’s Drama so worried that her own secrets would come out. There are also some flashbacks to Elizabith and the events leading up to her death. I have to admit I am not sure I necessarily liked Elizabith, but I did really want to find out the truth. The Sinclair brothers definitely added a creep factor to this book, never knew you could be charismatic and creepy all at the same time! This was a well told domestic thriller with some shocking twists and turns. And bonus there was even a little peppering of romance!

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2Vk9Z84

Author Bio – Sue Fortin is an award-winning USA Today and an Amazon best-selling author, an international bestseller and has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart. Sue writes mystery, suspense and romance, sometimes combining all three. 

Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives with her husband, children and grandchidren.

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The Dog Walking Club by Liz Hinds @Liz_Hinds99 @rararesources #guestpost #thedogwalkingclub

Happy Sunday all!

This book sounds so adorable and like so much fun, I cannot wait to read it myself! Excited to share with you a guest post from the author!🐶

The Dog-walking Club

Every dog walk brings new drama into the lives of these dogs and their people. A supermarket shelf-stacker, a stay-at-home dad, an elderly widow and a freelance photographer sound an unlikely bunch of friends but they have one thing in common: they all walk their dogs in Beauville Park at roughly the same time each morning.

And that’s enough for Angela, bored organiser without a cause, to get them together to form the Dog-walking Club.For Jock the Scottie, Benji the spaniel, Pixie the boxer, Mitzi the poodle and Bassett the … all sorts, walking each day with their friends is a dream come true. And it changes the lives of widowed Sybil who’s spent a lifetime hiding her secret sorrow, hopeless-with-women Jon who’s wandering almost unwittingly into an affair, freelance photographer Jemma who is at every wedding but her own, and Maggi who is frantically trying to save money to visit her family in Australia.

And for long-suffering Angela a nasty shock turns into a new start in disguise for her and her husband – and their love life.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-walking-Club-Liz-Hinds/dp/1729286054

US – https://www.amazon.com/Dog-walking-Club-Liz-Hinds/dp/1729286054

Author Bio –

I’m a golden-retriever-loving granny, who enjoys walking by the sea or in the woods, who eats too much chocolate and gets over-excited when the Welsh team plays rugby.

Writing-wise, I am an experienced freelance writer – published in The Guardian, Christian Herald and various other magazines and newspapers – with an MA in Creative Writing (Trinity College, University of Wales). My short stories have been published in Cambrensis (the now sadly-defunct short story magazine of Wales) as well as in several anthologies including Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe (Parthian) and Catwomen from Hell (Honno). I am also the author of several non-fiction books published by Hodder & Stoughton, Scripture Union and Kevin Mayhew.

I have self-published two novels, This Time Last Year, and The Dog-walking Club.

I enjoy speaking about my writing to various gatherings and the media, and am an active blogger, facebooker and tweeter.

My everyday blog: http://www.liz-and-harvey.blogspot.com

My writing blog: http://notanotherwannabewriter.blogspot.com/

Social Media Links –

Facebook @LizHinds99

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Giveaway to Win a set of reusable beeswax wraps, three metal straws with a carrying pouch and cleaner, and a face wipe, all in pretty doggy fabric (Open Internationally)

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How Liz Began Her Writing Journey

Did you know that Hitler wanted to be an artist but was turned down by art school?

Or that Mussolini aspired to be a romantic novelist? In fact he did have one novel published: The Cardinal’s Mistress is a bodice-ripper based on a true story.

But just imagine if these men had followed their dreams and left the dictating to someone nicer.

When I was a child, inspired by All Creatures Great and Small, I wanted to be a vet; strangely it was the same programme that eventually deterred me. How many times in his lifetime does a vet have to put his hand up a cow’s bottom?!

After that it was engineering. I really have no idea why. I wasn’t good at maths or physics and I didn’t enjoy taking things apart just to put them together again. Somewhere along the line I thought owning an oil rig would be a good idea but the bank wouldn’t lend me the money to buy one.

Eventually after doing a science degree and being unable to find work in my field – there wasn’t much out there for female oceanographers in those days – I joined the civil service, met Husband and did what I really wanted to do: get married and have children.

So I can’t claim that I always wanted to be a writer, or that I wrote my first novel aged six. In fact I was in my thirties before I began writing in anything like a serious way. Yes, I was good at English at school and wrote a couple of pieces that were included in the school magazine but I never had a tremendous urge to write. So what happened? What changed in the time between then and now, when I have one published non-fiction book and two self-published novels under my belt.

Life happened to me. Always more reactive than proactive I ended up as editor of a small local newspaper simply because no-one else wanted to do it. Being editor meant I often had to fill the gaps; I had to be creative and write something, anything. And then the important thing occurred, the event that changed me: someone – or rather several someones – said I was good at it. And that was all I needed.

I was good at something. How much do we all yearn to be told, ‘Yes, that’s good, well done’? I’m sure both Hitler and Mussolini sought recognition and acclaim for their art from their peers – we won’t delve into the psycho-analysis and were they loved by their fathers bit – and as humans we all have that need. William James, who has been called the father of American psychology as well as the greatest American philosopher, wrote, ‘What … every genuine man craves most is praise.’

And Mark Twain said, ‘I can live for two months on a good compliment,’ and who hasn’t, especially when the rejections flood in, been kept going by recalling and savouring complimentary words about our writing? As writers we can get used to having our self-esteem battered so a nice word here, a flattering comment there, can make all the difference to our day. A good review can carry us, if not for two months, to the end of the week at least.

And that good feeling can inspire our writing in the same way that a bad review can make us consider giving it all up. Writing that is, not life.

So readers remember that please when you enjoy a book. It doesn’t take long to write a quick review or post an encouraging comment but it might make all the difference to the author.

And writers, let’s not give up our dreams. The world isn’t ready for a rampage of dictators.

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The Wedding Planner by Eve Devon @evedevon @rararesources #bookspotlight #theweddingplanner

Happy Sunday book friends!

Super appropriate post as today is my wedding anniversary, well it would be if I were still married! So maybe not so appropriate after all! But this book does look darling! 💒

The Wedding Planner

Wedding bells are ringing and gossip is spiralling in Whispers Wood…

Single mum Gloria Pavey has a bad habit of saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. Determined to make a positive change she can’t say no when her best friend, Emma, asks her to take on the role of her wedding planner. The only problem? Gloria’s co-planner – best man Seth Knightley.

Gloria is on a self-imposed man ban but pulling together the most beautiful wedding Whispers Wood has ever seen alongside gorgeous Seth is pushing her to her limits. As every interaction increases the tension between them Gloria finds herself wondering…could the happy ever after she never thought she’d have be in her future after all?

Purchase Link

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/theweddingplannerED

Author Bio – My name’s Eve Devon and I write sexy heroes, sassy heroines and happy ever afters…

Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me a taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals.

When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucket-load, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucket-load, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!

Social Media Links –

Website: http://www.EveDevon.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EveDevon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveDevonAuthor