Review: Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield #partner #WifeAfterWife #BerkleyPublishing #January2020

Review: Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield #partner #WifeAfterWife #BerkleyPublishing #January2020

*Thank you Berkley Publishing for this gifted copy for review. All opinions are my own

Title: Wife After Wife

About the author:

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Publish Date: January 21, 2020

Publisher: Berkley Publishing, Penguin Random House

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What I Loved/Thought:

β†’Have you read many retellings?

I love a good retelling, or books that touch on historical fiction. I briefly glanced at the synopsis for π™’π™žπ™›π™š π˜Όπ™›π™©π™šπ™§ π™’π™žπ™›π™š by Olivia Hayfield and thought, yes, a retelling of Henry VIII and his crazy wives!

WHAT I LOVED/THOUGHT: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

I try to limit my knowledge of the synopsis of books so I don’t spoil things for myself going in, but somehow I thought this book would be suspenseful based on the little blurb I did see. However, I was shocked and delighted to discover that it was loosely suspense, and much more of a retelling with romance!

Overall, I loved the retelling aspects of Henry VIII and his many wives, and it was fun to get a modern take on what his life may have been like in today’s times! I loved how the characters names were creatively similar to the original wives and lovers of Henry, and I also loved the pop culture references through the 80’s, 90’s and now.

However, it did feel a bit lengthy there at the end, but it made my historical fiction and romantic heart happy while buddy reading!

About the book:

A wickedly entertaining and utterly absorbing modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII…if he were a twenty-first-century womanizing media mogul rather than the king of England.

Master of the universe Harry Rose is head of the Rose Corporation, number eighteen on the Forbesrich list, and recently married to wife number six. But in 2018, his perfect world is about to come crashing to the ground. His business is in the spotlight–and not in a good way–and his love life is under scrutiny. Because behind a glittering curtain of lavish parties, gorgeous homes, and a media empire is a tale worthy of any tabloid. 

And Harry has a lot to account for.

Praise:

β€œYou don’t have to be a Tudor aficionado to adore Wife After Wife, however, those in the know will be especially delighted with this modern-day retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII. For all others, Hayfield’s clever novel is a delicious read for anyone looking to sink into a big juicy story about love, lust, betrayal and other unfortunate consequences of the heart.”—Renee Rosen, national bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer

“This page-turner will delight both Tudorphiles and readers who love a dishy tellallabout rich people behaving badly.”β€” Booklist Review 

Review: American Dirt #bookreview #AmericanDirt #giveawaywin #5starreads

Review: American Dirt #bookreview #AmericanDirt #giveawaywin #5starreads

*Thank you Flatiron Books for this gifted giveaway win! Also to @libro.fm for the free audiobook. All opinions are my own

Title: American Dirt

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Publish Date: January 21, 2020

Publisher: Flatiron Books, Macmillan

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Genre: Literary Fiction

Pages: 400

What I Loved/Thought: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

β€œπ™»πš’πšπš’πšŠ πšπš‘πš’πš—πš”πšœ πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš‘πš˜πš  πšŠπšπšŠπš™πšπšŠπš‹πš•πšŽ πš–πš’πšπš›πšŠπš—πšπšœ πš–πšžπšœπš πš‹πšŽ. πšƒπš‘πšŽπš’ πš–πšžπšœπš πšŒπš‘πšŠπš—πšπšŽ πšπš‘πšŽπš’πš› πš–πš’πš—πšπšœ πšŽπšŸπšŽπš›πš’ 𝚍𝚊𝚒, πšŽπšŸπšŽπš›πš’ πš‘πš˜πšžπš›. πšƒπš‘πšŽπš’ πš–πšžπšœπš πš‹πšŽ πšœπšπšžπš‹πš‹πš˜πš›πš— πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš˜πš—πšŽ πšπš‘πš’πš—πš πš˜πš—πš•πš’: πšœπšžπš›πšŸπš’πšŸπšŠπš•.”

-π™ΉπšŽπšŠπš—πš’πš—πšŽ π™²πšžπš–πš–πš’πš—πšœ, π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— π™³πš’πš›πš

It’s hard to read a book like American Dirt, and feel like I did an adequate job of portraying every emotion I had while reading, and to get the right point across as to why it deserves all the stars.

I only know that books like this speak so loudly and are told with such power and heartbreak. Simply put, this book was incredible, and I feel that it is one that every person needs to read. Timely written, it is more than just a literary story to reflect the current climate of the United States and Mexico, but a story of hope, and of desperation to safety.

A story of a Mother’s love for her young son, who will do whatever it takes to bring them to a place of security after their lives were forever changed when an act of violence brought their whole family to be massacred by the cartels.

About the Book:

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Lydia Quixano PΓ©rez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buyβ€”two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

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