Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Our House - by Louise Candlish


My own copy
Original Cover














The blurb:

On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought in Trinity Avenue. 
Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn’t sell it. 


When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.

Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.


My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Wow, wow, wow!!!!

This book has blown me away! Louise Candlish has created a real masterpiece here!!

The story is gripping from the start and you just want to keep on reading, because it’s so intense and powerful.

The writing and the storyline are very clever and engaging. It’s told from different perspectives and that’s great, because you get the whole picture. You want to know immediately what happened to Fiona, how she is dealing with the situation and also what is up with her estranged husband Bram.

The plot is full of twists and turns and it just keeps you guessing the whole time! The characters are very interesting and they were very well lined out. I couldn’t really relate to any of them, but they were perfect for this story and it was so fascinating to follow them around.

Fiona Lawson arrives home to discover other people are moving in her house. She doesn’t know why and she can’t reach her husband Bram. The topic around properties, property-fraud seems boring at first and I didn’t know anything about it. However, Louise Candlish created this great story around it and made it very interesting.

BRILLIANT, COMPLEX, CLEVER and just FABULOUS!!! I have found a new favourite author.
                                                                
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Louise Candlish on Twitter: @louise_candlish

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Book of the Month - March


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The books I read this month:

-       Anna – by Amanda Prowse 5/5
-       Before I Let You Go – by Kelly Rimmer 4/5
-       The Summer of Secrets – by Tilly Tennant 4.5/5
-       The CafĂ© at Seashell Cove – by Karen Clarke 4/5
-       Our Little Secret – by Claudia Carroll 4/5
-       Annie’s Summer by the Sea – by Liz Eeles 5/5
-       Our House – by Louise Candlish 5/5

No words!!!:

Our House – Louise Candlish

The bit on the back:

On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought in Trinity Avenue. 
Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn’t sell it. 


When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.

Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.



My opinion:

Wow, wow, wow!!!!
This book has blown me away! Louise Candlish has created a real masterpiece here!!
BRILLIANT, COMPLEX, CLEVER and just FABULOUS!!! I have found a new favourite author. 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

I’m going to California!!!


It’s finally happening!! I’M GOING TO CALIFORNIA.

My journey starts April 2nd and I will almost be there for three weeks. I booked my tour with Contiki 8more details in this post). It will start in LA, where we spend one full day and then we head off to San Diego. There it will be a two day stop full of exciting adventures. Then we are heading to Arizona. We are staying in Mesa/Phoenix. Sonoran Desert, Anza Borrego Desert etc. Afterwards it’s Grand Canyon time, plus of course Route 66. I can’t wait!!! Of course Las Vegas has to be the next top. We are also staying at Bass Lake, Yosemite National Park and we will end in San Francisco. The tour is 14 days in total and we will stay in hotels and lodges. I have added three days in San Francisco to do some shopping and I also booked a day trip to Carmel and Monterey.

California has been on my bucket list for a long time and I always waited with booking atrip. Because I wanted to go with the right people. Being single and the place being on top of my list, I decided to book though. I’m very excited and curious, maybe even a little nervous. I’ll be with a group of people; I have never met before.

Here is a plan of the route:



There are some places in California I won’t be able to see during this trip, but that’s fine. I can always come back.

This means that tomorrow I’ll publish my last post for three weeks. I will be back with a Fashion Corner April 22. Afterwards I will have lots of posts about my travels though and I will give you some tips and tricks as well.