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
Pages – 244
The Blurb –
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?
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Did I Mention I Won The Lottery? Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – I loved this book, I think it would be most people’s dream to win a life changing amount on the lottery. However I don’t think people think much further than that. The author raises an interesting question about how money can not only change your life for the better but in some cases worse. (In Daniel’s case, thankfully)
Rebecca has been married for a long time, and two older children that no longer live at home. She has a part time job and lives in Darlington which she hates. This is her life. I hate to congratulate the author on creating the most annoying husband ever, in the shape of Daniel. A self absorbed, selfish, overbearing man, and that’s being kind.
One night whilst having to listen to Daniel moan (which he does a lot) she realises she has won the lottery and not just £10 but a life changing £15 million, but instead of sharing this information, she keeps it secret, planning to tell Daniel when the time is right.
However the time is never right, and she quickly finds herself in charge of all this money, realising that she can now make some life changes, and unable or unwilling to tell her husband.
She finds that this new found wealth comes with problems of it’s own as she keeps it a secret from everyone, and makes some very big purchases.
How long can she keep her millions a secret?
A great read and a fantastic ending. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
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