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Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Girl I Used To Know – please do check out the other stops on the tour.
About The Book
Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection.
She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart.
By comparison, in the basement flat, unwanted tenant Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her heart to love.
It takes a bossy doctor, a handsome gardener, a pushy teenager and an abandoned cat to show these two women that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the most unlikely situations.
This book tells the tale of two different women – Tess and Amanda – who don’t like each other very much. They both suffer massive betrayals many years apart and it takes time to heal those wounds. Perhaps they will have to rely on each other to make sure the past is the past?
I loved the characters of Amanda and Tess. You could see why they rubbed each other up the wrong way but you could tell they were true and genuine too. Both had dulled their light for a man, even if that man didn’t truly appreciate them, and had become quite bitter and judgemental as they got older.
With some shock revelations, the introduction of some interesting characters and finding some new hobbies for themselves, can the ladies become who they are truly meant to be?
This was a fantastic read. I was fully on their side throughout – I think both betrayals are of equal shock factor – and I liked how the novel ended, a happy ending for some characters whilst perhaps not so for others. I’d certainly recommend this for a summer holiday read.
About The Author
Faith lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and two very fussy cats. She has an Hons Degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.
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