Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – Book Summary

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Joy & Stan Delaney, retired couple living together, are a little bored. They used to run a tennis school that got them busy, but they already sold it. Their adult children, Logan, Troy, Amy & Brooke – all already have lives of their own.

One ordinary evening a stranger knocked on their door. They let her in, fed her and let her stay in Amy’s old bedroom. Her name is Savannah, and Joy adored her. Savannah cooked great meals and she’s really a good company for both Joy & Stan.

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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – Book Review

Joy Delaney is missing- her husband and the Delaney siblings are all worried. The siblings have reported it to the police, and there is an ongoing investigation. They found it disturbing that a young lady, named Savannah, suddenly knocked on their door and lived with them for a few months. Everyone is just trying to figure out where Joy has gone and if her husband, or their visitor has something to do with her disappearance.

I gave this 1/5 rating on Goodreads. I rarely give 1 star reviews. I found this book too long, too much repetitive scenes narrated from different POVs. Too many unnecessary POVs.. I finished the book, but all the while I was hoping it would end. I thought I was just impatient because I wanted to know what truly happened to Joy Delaney.. but even after it was revealed, I still felt like the succeeding scenes were too dragging. Every time I flip a page I end up asking – wait, another chapter? I was expecting for the acknowledgment page already!

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The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine – Book Summary

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Amber Patterson had it all planned, she now have her next target – Daphne Parrish. She is going to take over her life, make her husband fall in love with her.

Daphne has it all – money, friends, handsome and generous husband, Jackson Parrish.

To get closer to Daphne, Amber pretended to have a sister that also had Cystic Fibrosis, just like Daphne. Amber and Daphne “accidentally” met at the gym, found out they both lost sisters to CF, and the next thing she knew, Amber is now being invited to Daphne’s home to be a part of Julie’s Smile, a foundation to help those with CF.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine – Book Review

This is about Amber, making her way into the lives of Mr. & Mrs. Parrish. She entered their lives, with a well thought plan. She thought she’s going to succeed this time – but it turns out she’s not the only one who has been keeping dark secrets.

I gave it 4/5 on Goodreads. This was not really the kind of dark suspense I was looking for but I enjoyed it enough – the plot really bothered me, which is what I really love in novels. I love how the ending was presented well 🙂

I’m just not a fan of the conversations between Amber and Mrs. Parrish – I found it too. It’s like they’re always meeting each other for the first time.

✅Recommended 
⭐4/5 Stars 

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The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins – Book Summary

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Jane is the new dog walker at Thornfield Estates, and she’s quite in demand among the wealthy community. On one of her duties, she met Eddie Rochester, one of the homeowners. Handsome, rich, and a widower. He lives alone in his house, since his late wife, Bea Rochester, died from a boating accident along with her bestfriend, Blanche.

Jane is far from being rich, and quite simple, unnoticeable, even, so it was a shock when the other housewives learned that she is dating Eddie. She became friends with Emily, who used to hire her as a dog walker. From being paid hourly, she is now hanging out with them – thanks to Eddie’s money (or Bea’s money).

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The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins – Book Review

This is about a young woman who fell in love with one of the homeowners at Thornfield Estates. He fell in love with a perfect man – handsome, wealthy, generous, and caring. However, she’s about to be proven wrong when she started hearing rumors about how his ex wife went missing.

Gave it 3/5 on Goodreads. I loved the story and the plot twist, but I feel like the ending should’ve been explained further. If there were enough pages to discuss about the neighbor’s outfit and their activities – then the ending deserves a few more pages too.

✅Recommended 
⭐3/5 Stars 

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The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth – Book Summary

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Rose & Fern Castle are fraternal twins – they are nothing alike. Rose is short, Fern is tall. Both also differ in personalities.

When they were kids, they grew up under the care of their mother, Nina, who only seemed to care about Fern. Nina also has a bad temper, so Rose made sure to protect Fern.

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The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth – Book Review

It’s about 2 sisters, Fern & Rose. They are twins, but they are different in almost all ways. Both seem to care about each other, but one sister is hiding something – and got some real bad intention towards the other.

I gave this book 5/5 on Goodreads. I rarely give 5 star reviews – but this one is really good. I got lost in the book. It’s fast paced – to the point that I was surprised to find that I am already on the last few pages. I shed a tear on this book. This will be one of my favorite reads this year – even though this one is the first book I’ve read this year!

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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.

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February 2022 Book Recommendation – The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Two twin sisters, Fern & Rose – they are different in almost all ways. Both seem to care about each other, but one sister is hiding a dark secret about their past – and got some real bad intention towards the other.

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There’s only been one time that Rose couldn’t stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be…dangerous.

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