Monday, August 9, 2021

Show Me Your Books - July

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June was a great month of reading for me and July wasn't bad either. I read two books in July. First up...

The Last Mrs. Parrish - Liv Constantine
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Rating: 3 1/2 to 4 stars

The Last Mrs. Parrish - Liv Constantine

This book has been on my to be read list for months. I have received it many times in my library que, but I was always reading one or two other books at the time. But I finally had time to read it. And it was good.

Amber is the classic nobody who moves around a lot. She comes to a Bishops Harbor, a small rich Connecticut town, and befriends Daphne who seemingly lives the perfect life. Amber wants to be a part of this life. She wants Daphne's life. And she has a plan to take it. 

She interjects herself into Amber's life and tries to make Daphne's husband, Jackson fall for her. But will it work out how she wants?

I did guess parts of this book as I feel like I have watched too many shows that have similar plot lines. But I did enjoy reading it and seeing how far Amber would go. There are definitely some trigger moments (abuse, etc) in this book, so proceed with caution.

Here is Amazon's synopsis:

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn't have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces. 

The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave

This is another book that I have been eagerly awaiting. Everyone has raved about it and within good reason. The book is about Hannah and her life before Owen and her life with Owen. Hannah met Owen while living in New York City. She is a furniture designer, more like she hand carves all her furniture pieces. One day Owen comes in and captures Hannah's heart. But Owen has a life back home with his daughter Bailey. Bailey is everything to Owen.

Until one day Owen goes missing and Hannah and Bailey get small clues as to why. Hannah is questioned by the FBI and other agencies when it is found out that the company that Owen works for has done some shady things. Did someone take Owen out? Did he go missing on his own? What happened to Owen and why is this all going on?

Over time, Hannah and Bailey start to unravel what happens. I did not guess what happened entirely and the book kept me wanting to know more. I would definitely read this book.

Here is Amazon's synopsis:

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.

What have you read recently?


  1. The last thing he told me is on my list for sure!! I need a good book stat! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  2. I need to pick up The Last Thing He Told Me!

  3. I really enjoyed both these books too!

  4. I have definitely enjoyed both of these books as well! The Last Thing He Told Me is probably on my list of favorites of new books out this year.

  5. The Last Thing He Told Me sounds interesting! Thanks for the review!

  6. These two sound good! I've read a lot this month, and I've re-read a bunch of series like A Court of Thorns and Roses a few times!

    1. I love reading books over and over again if I really like them. These are two good books for sure.

  7. Loved The Last Mrs. Parrish