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 really enjoyed this book. I needed a quick, fun and light-hearted read and I certainly found it here. Julie Butterfield has kept the story very much on point and giving enough additional characters to make it feel real whilst not overloading the cast list.
The main character, Rebecca, clearly loves her husband but has some reservation about telling him about her win. This lead me to think of friends who have partners and whether they would or wouldn’t share the news – I have to admit I do know of an acquaintance who I suspect (hope) would do exactly as Rebecca did, whilst most wouldn’t waste a minute before telling their other half. I am single and therefore don’t need to ask myself that question.
I love the way the author describes Rebecca’s thinking and the way she starts spending – its like a dream come true and I love the way the author has managed to bring this all to life. I was really hoping that Rebecca would do the right thing with the money and this made the book into a gripping page-turner for me.
Obviously I won’t be saying any more on the plot – now, go read it yourself. Grab a bottle of wine and find a comfy chair and switch off the phone and enjoy!
- AUTHOR: Julie Butterfield
- BOOK TITLE: Did I Mention I Won The Lottery?
- PUBLISHED: Julie Butterfield
- DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29 May 2013
- NUMBER OF PAGES: 244 pages
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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.
It has to be pointed out that ‘Did I mention I won the lottery’ is a complete work of fiction and she did not in fact receive millions in her bank account and forget to tell her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!