I love bringing book reviews to my blog. Not only do I feel honoured to have the work of an artist in my hands who is looking for me to share my opinion with you, but I love an excuse to tuck up with a great story and just read.
‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery?’ by Julie Butterfield is an example of a superb book that I looked forward to falling into each evening.
“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?”
The plot line is punchy and smooth. The characterisation sparkles, each one stepping forwards and off the page with their individuality. I rooted for the main character Rebecca, feeling sorry for her and proud of her in each moment of this page turner. None of the writing was out of place and the pace of the unfolding drama was spot on. More than that this story made me think what I would do if I won the lottery. The path that Rebecca takes is plausible and feels well researched.
If you’re looking for excellent writing with an accessible fun and uplifting plot then this is a book for you.
Butterfield has written a follow up ‘Did I Mention I Was Getting Married?’ and that has gone straight on to my reading list! I can’t wait to see how Rebecca gets on.
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.
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