March 2022 Book Recommendation – The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Jane was just an ordinary girl, trying to make a living. Then he met who appears to be a perfect man – and they fell in love. He’s recently widowed. Jane starts living with him. She now has a better life with him – she feels very lucky to be with him. Then she learns about what happened to his late wife. Could he have something to do with her disappearance? What was that noise she heard somewhere upstairs back when no one else was around?

Full Synopsis

Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates—a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name.

But her luck changes when she meets Eddie­ Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie—not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for.

Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past—or his—catches up to her?

Our rating: ★★★☆☆

Get a copy of the book: Amazon
Also available on: Audible

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Forever Winter

Just reading and writing my way out of this messy adult life! I have transitioned from having piles of notebooks stacked underneath my bed from writing on the internet and allowing people worldwide to read.

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