Festive Party Wants

Fashion

Limited Edition Floral Lace Fit & Flare Skater Dress £59

Limited Edition Floral Lace Fit & Flare Skater Dress £59

This is what I wore to my work Christmas party. Granted it looked a lot different to the one on the model being that I am wider! It still looked presentable! And yes very short!

shoes back and side

These shoes are many years old but still have just that right level of jazz needed! Just what I needed for my Christmas party outfit to make the statement that I don’t only wear flat shoes and crocs (work gear!).

shoes to the side

Both pictures are a bit sketchy! Now although they are comfortable I managed to get 3 blisters which I am now sitting at home and nursing :(. A very good night however and one that I would do again if the chance came about once the blisters have healed!

Food & Drink

lanson black label 5 bottles

A favourite in our household and something that seems to always make its way into our fridge at this time of year.

blinis

Made for a light snack yesterday afternoon with my feet still aching these were the perfect treat. The whole family had a great time!

Books

A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson

This was my Secret Santa gift from last years Broke & Bookish Secret Santa. It looks like a good seasonal book and it is a signed copy 🙂

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

As this book is being re-released my review will coincide with the release date. I am hoping I enjoy it as much as The Husband’s Secret.

What is on your Christmas list?

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Back of the book says:

‘At the heart of The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that’s not meant to be read . . . Mother of three and wife of Jean-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it – and time stops. Jean-Paul’s letter confesses to an act of madness from before he knew Cecilia which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia – betrayed, angry and distraught – wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .’

My thoughts:

‘Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever. Just ask Pandora.’ The last line in the book and it is one that really made me think about what I had just finished reading. This book took me a little while longer to get into than usual mainly because I have been in a bit of a reading and writing funk. Aside from that the story was slightly choppy at the beginning and it took a while to get used to the style of writing. Bouncing from one story to another without word of a warning can be quite disconcerting but when some of the pieces of the story start to fall into place then it is easier to follow and time to start embracing what is actually being read.

By the time I got to around page 60 I was hooked and this book was one that I didn’t want to put down. Much of the same can be said about the ending of the book – I wanted more. The one character in the book however that I really disliked was Cecelia, now I understand that she went through a lot of emotional backlash from the day she opened the letter (that took many pages to get to!) however she is a just boring. Overall the storyline was fast paced and actually made your heart race.

The message I took away from this book is that you never know what life has in store for you because Life itself keeps that eternal secret locked away until events unfold with time. So LIVE and enjoy every moment that passes you by to the fullest because when you look back at what you could have done it will be to little to late.

From: Penguin

Pages: 432

Buy from:
Amazon, The Book Depository, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble

Rating

rating4*

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This book review is dedicated to a loving father and wonderful husband who passed away in his sleep yesterday – he was my friends dad and just such a wonderful man. He will be missed by many not only for his outward charm but his out-and-out honesty. He was and will always be loved by us all. God bless you Les. Get the bingo ready for us all up there. xXx

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