Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Last Anniversary - #BookBeginnings on Friday and The #Friday56

I loved this unusual story. The protagonist is approaching forty, and her biological clock is clanging louder with each passing day. Then she inherits a house on an Australia island from her ex-boyfriend's aunt, and her life changes in unexpected ways.

Book Beginning:
     "Do you really think we can get away with it?"
     "If I didn't think so, I wouldn't be suggesting it, would I?"
     "We could go to jail. That's my third worst fear. First funnel-webs, then childbirth, then jail."
     "Neither of us is going to jail, you ninny. One day we'll be sweet little old ladies and we'll probably forget that it didn't happen the way we said it did."

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
He has refused to see her true ugliness. It's exhausting and not very fair having to pretend all the time.

Genre: Women's Fiction / Mystery
Book Length: 402 Pages
Amazon Link: The Last Anniversary
Author Website:

Synopsis (from Amazon):
Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island—home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery.
Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.
As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around—and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.


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  1. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds like a pretty interesting story. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  2. This sounds right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds really interesting. I'd definitely read it.

    My Friday 56 from Gemina

  4. I loved this book, too! I started with this author's newer ones, and then began working on her backlist, which included this delightful book. Thanks for sharing...and reminding me of how much fun it was.

    Here's mine: “THE OTHER WIDOW”

  5. This sounds like a good read! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  6. Sounds a little complicated to me. I hope you enjoy it. I am reading Enemy Games by Marcella Burnard from my TBR mountain this week. Happy reading!

  7. Sounds like someone is going to get into trouble??

    I hope you enjoy the book.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  8. Any book that is set in Australia has me hooked, for sure! I think that this one sounds really interesting and would be one that I might enjoy. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I really need to try this author. :)

    Thanks for sharing!


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