Once in a while I get into a book slump, where I can't seem to find one that grabs my attention from the very start, or it's just not itching the bookworm scratch that I need. I've just got to feel it, you know? Well these past couple of weeks, I've felt it, and then some because I am about to tell you about 3 books that not only brought me out of a book slump, they were so good, I'm on an all time high.
First: The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner. I've already posted a full review but I just have to tell you one more time: Read this book, mmmkay?
It involves a young widow, family secrets, betrayal and a gorgeous family beach house. It's just plain good reading, folks. Jamie Brenner also has another favorite of mine called The Forever Summer, so check that out too.
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. Emily Giffin, need I say more? Her rap sheet is extensive and her books are classic rom coms that we all love but this one takes her writing to a new level. She really goes there with this book and tackles topics that are hard to talk about and even harder to imagine when they happen to the people you love. It's family drama, it's a who-dun-it, it's secrets and betrayal, and most powerful of all, it's about a mother and what she is willing to do to believe the ones she loves most, and what she must face when she loses her faith in her own family. It's powerful stuff and you won't want to miss out.
Ohhhhh this book. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell TWISTED with a capital "What the ----" because it is just that crazy. Every time I think I had the mystery figured out, BAM, there was another twist. You literally cannot trust anyone. It starts with the devastating loss in a family when Laurel's daughter Ellie disappears after leaving school one day. She's never seen by her family again and as the years go by, they fall apart. Laurel manages to live a somewhat normal life years later, but when she spontaneously meets a man named Floyd, everything she's rebuilt starts to shift. Secrets come to light, old tears are shed all over again and Laurel must ask questions that are terribly hard to hear the answers to. Where is Ellie, who is this new man and why does his daughter Poppy give Laurel a child down her spine. And trust me, when you think you've read the worst, you haven't even started yet.