#FuturisticFriday review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Photo Credit: Atria Books, June 13th

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Summary: From Taylor Jenkins Reid comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Filled with emotional insight and written with Reid’s signature talent, this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth. Continue reading

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#FuturisticFriday review: Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Meija

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Photo Credit: Atria Books-Jan 3

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Everything You Want Me To Be

Summary: Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.

High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie’s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view—Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling—Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie’s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction? Continue reading

{Giveaway} The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

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Thanks to Jenny Milchman, I have a SIGNED copy of M.J. Rose’s latest, THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS, to give to a lucky reader (US only).

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE.

That cover.

Gives me chills.

Seriously.

I LOVE this cover SO MUCH that I kinda want to keep it for myself.

Seriously.

There has been a Good T and a Bad T on my shoulders- Good T says “let my readers have a chance at this book” and Bad T  says “It’s so pretty. KEEP IT.” (Good T won that fight- but it was close 😉 Continue reading

Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Accidents of Marriage

What happens when someone you love physically hurts you- even if they never meant to? Does the feelings of sorrow and repentance for the act heal the rift? Or, are some things unable to be repaired? Continue reading