Welcome dear readers! I thought I’d start this post off with a quick life update. I’ve been a bit absent this past week, both from blogging and reading in general. As you may have gleaned from previous posts, my husband is donating a portion of his liver to his father this upcoming December to not only improve his quality of life, but to save it. To say I’m in awe of him is to say the absolute least. This has been an incredibly stressful and anxiety-ridden process for all of us but it’s also been a very positive and moving one as well.
That brings us to today! I’ve been with my current company for nearly 5 years. This position has it’s ups and downs but it has given me the foundation for my professional career and I’ve learned things here that I don’t think many fresh-out-of-college, first-time-jobbers get to learn. Well, last week literally out of nowhere I was offered a remote Directorship position in which I will be able to do my job from home. This presented a unique opportunity to be able to be home during my husbands recovery. It is also something I can take with me after our eventual move when Colin finishes his PhD in May. However, this also means that I’d have to resign from a job that has given me nearly everything I have as a professional. These are people that I spend 40+ hours with every week and have been doing so for years. To say I was stressed about this is the understatement of the century.
So for the past week or so I’ve been working up the courage to discuss this with my boss and then dealing with everything that has come from this decision. It has left me little to no time to read, cook or do nearly anything other than bite my nails off. HOWEVER, things are smoothing out and looking up and I’m excited for not only new opportunities but for upcoming reads as well! I’m getting back on the reading wagon and I’ll have new reviews and recipes for you all later this week!
ANYWAY MOVING ON FROM THE PERSONAL NOVEL I JUST LEFT YA’LL: Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This week, the ladies over at Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee and I are teaming up with Kim from It’s All About The Thrill for an upcoming Traveling Sisters Read The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth. As I’m sure you all have noticed we love ourselves some great thrillers! I’ve noticed that thrillers of a similar trope tend to be released at the same times (I’ve recently finished six million reads about a child going missing – all released in the past 6 months for example) and I’ve not really seen anything about an in-law relationship gone awry recently. That gets me extra excited to start this one with a fun group of ladies that can discuss what is sure to be a twisty tale!
What’s great about The Mother In Law is that the synopsis gives juuuust enough away to get you absolutely hooked and in need of finding out what happens but not enough that you could even guess how it’s going to end. I myself am a licensed red-herring chaser and a true-blue garbage detective so I’m thrilled to be reading and discussing this with others – it’s sure to make for a great conversation to say the least!
A twisty, compelling novel about one woman’s complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in murder…
From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.
That was five years ago.
Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer.
But the autopsy finds no cancer.
The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation.
Who could possibly want Diana dead?
Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her adult children and their spouses?
With Lucy’s secrets getting deeper and her relationship with her mother-in-law growing more complex as the pages turn, this new novel from Sally Hepworth is sure to add to her growing legion of fans.
Have you read anything by Sally Hepworth? What did you think? What books are you excited to have coming up? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know!