#BookReview #BlogTour Did I Mention I Won The Lottery and Did I Mention I Was Getting Married by Julie Butterfield
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Pages: 245 / 285
Publisher: Independently Published
Available: 2013 / 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantics Comedy
Thankyou to the Author Julie and Rachel of #RachelsRandomResources for my spot on the tour, I absolutely adored these books! Great fun, and a uniquely honest view of how someone may react to winning the lottery.
Did I Mention I Won The Lottery
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Rebecca Miles has won the lottery and is now living a millionaire lifestyle. The only problem is – she hasn’t told her husband. So at weekends she’s a dutiful wife in Darlington, working at the local deli and making shepherd’s pie for dinner, but during the week she’s living in her new mansion in Leeds spending her days shopping whilst her husband thinks she’s looking after her sick mother. Will she get the courage to tell him before he finds out for himself? And can several million pounds in your bank account save a failing marriage?
I absolutely loved reading this book, It has made me smile so many times throughout, even whilst wanting to hug the Main Character and slap her husband.
I loved the fact that this isn’t a story about someone who wins the lottery and then a book long list of everything they do with the money, instead there is a much deeper story underneath it.
We see very realistic issues and concerns that could arise from a person winning a large sum of money, especially if you are married. After all, whose is the money? How is it being spent and why?
Now this seems fairly obvious, but imagine that you aren’t in a happy relationship, and you aren’t sure what you should do about it. Then imagine the other person is generally controlling; and you start to see what kind of situations could result.
From the start, I adored the Characters, the different personalities involved, and gradually finding out who they are and why they are the way they are. The story is wonderfully done, highly engaging and a beautifully honest look at what could happen if you win.
There are so many questions posed by this book about peoples possible behaviour in this scenario. Would you believe it, if you found you had won? Would you tell anybody? What would you do with that money, and why? Would you trust it was yours and spend it all? Would you worry it was a mistake?
This was a truly clever book, that makes the reader really think about how they would act in the situation, and how they would respond to scenarios that are posed. After reading the first Book, I couldn’t wait to dive into the follow on “Did I mention I Was getting married?”, and you shouldn’t wait to grab a copy of this amazing book!
Did I Mention Was Getting Married
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Two years ago Rebecca Miles won the lottery and ended her marriage to her overbearing and unpleasant husband Daniel. She had every intention of putting the past behind her and starting again, but it turned out to be so much more difficult than she had imagined. Then Daniel announces he is getting married again and as Rebecca broods over how he has found it so easy to move on her daughter phones with good news – she’s getting married too! Determined not to be left behind Rebecca throws caution to the wind and finally meets someone who can give her the new start she so desperately wants.
Now her ex-husband is back in her life, the future Mrs Miles wants to be her best friend, she has her daughter’s wedding to plan and a ramshackle old wedding venue to renovate to its former perfection in just a few months, if only she can find a builder who will take on the job. There are challenges, surprises, love and heartbreak ahead but at the end of a long, hot summer, will there be any weddings?
Once again, Julie has created a wonderful story that is easily gripping, impossible to put down, with humorous moments and very believable scenarios.
I was so glad to continue reading about these Characters, I knew that I would miss them as soon as I put the books down, and I wasn’t wrong! I enjoyed every page and was sad to reach the end!
The story is once again cleverly done so that the situations we are given for e the reader to consider, how would they behave in this situation? Would they react the same way, or differently? There are several situations in which we all assume there would be a certain type of reaction, and yet I think the Author wonderfully creates a much more honestly plausible response.
When faced with our Ex Husband (who not only was controlling but also cheated) and his new wife, how would we react? The situations made me chuckle and wince equally, with wonderful humour and gripping realism that just makes this the perfectly balanced tale.
I love the fact that Rebecca is far from perfect, and remains true to her previous Character in this tale. She isn’t particularly confident, she comes across as much the avoidant of conflict type, which I can entirely empathise with, but when backed into a corner she starts to stand up for herself.
I have enjoyed every page of this book just as much as the previous, and I can’t wait to see what else the Author has in store, with hopes that we will return to these Characters in the future!
About The Author:
Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard and wrote Did I Mention I Won the Lottery? It should be pointed out this is a complete work of fiction and she did not in fact receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!
Her second book was Google Your Husband Back and the latest addition is Did I Mention I Was Getting Married? – which revisits Rebecca a few years after the lottery win which changed her life.
Social Media Links –
Juliebutterfield.co.uk – website