Monday, January 6, 2014

Book Club: January 2014

I had already made a New Year's Resolution to read more this year, but after receiving a Kindle Fire from Logan and Lindsey for Christmas, I think I just might actually keep that resolution! :O) I thought I'd start out with an easy goal of reading at least one book per month. I looked through the books app and saw lots of books that interested me {many free}, and I also get posts on my feed for free books on Amazon. I ended up buying my first book though, since I had read several good reviews and saw that it was a popular book club choice on many of the blogs I follow. For my January read, I chose "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriary. This is the first book that I have read by this author, I'll give a review when I finish.

Kindle Edition: $5.99

From Publishers Weekly

Australian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel (after The Hypnotist's Love Story), puts three women in an impossible situation and doesn't cut them any slack. Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. Meanwhile, Tess O'Leary's husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they've fallen in love, so Tess takes her young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St. Angela's Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother. Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St. Angela's PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughter—a daughter for whom she is still grieving. Simultaneously a page-turner and a book one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty's novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possible way.

Book Description


July 30, 2013

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

One of the Year’s Best Fiction (Entertainment Weekly)

“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People

“It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott

"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —USA Today

“Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

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