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The Other Half Of My Heart

Ill reeling from the shock of losing everything she thought was hers Bettina opens a bakery in a village and throws herself into the comfort of bread makingShe spends her days kneading dough and measuring ingredients She meets so I read Stephanie s debut novel Letters to my Husband earlier this year and absolutely loved it I was therefore excited and also a little bit nervous about reading her second book Excited because I d loved the first so much and nervous for the same reason I was worried in case it didn t live up to expectations Well the good news is there is no need to worry this is another really good readThe book revolves around Bettina and her artisan bakery cafe Adventures in Bread Opening the shop was Bettina s way of trying to move forward from an event 15 years previously which totally altered her life path The problem is however that that life defining event is so firmly locked in her psyche that it keeps her chained to the past and influences her friendships and would be relationships Unfortunately or fortunately a chance meeting forces her to face her demons and Marriage by Deception year and absolutely loved it I was therefore excited and also a little bit nervous about reading her second book Excited because I d loved the first so much and nervous for the same reason I was worried in case it didn t live up to expectations Well the good news is there is no need to worry this is another really good readThe book revolves around Bettina and her artisan bakery cafe Adventures in Bread Opening the shop was Bettina s way of trying to move forward from an event 15 A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House years previously which totally altered her life path The problem is however that that life defining event is so firmly locked in her psyche that it keeps her chained to the past and influences her friendships and would be relationships Unfortunately or fortunately a chance meeting forces her to face her demons and

Summary The Other Half Of My Heart

Meone She begins to healUntil someone who knows what happens that night walks into Bettina's bakery In the pause of a heartbeat fifteen years disappear and Bettina remembers a time she thought was lost for ever Can she ever go ba The book is well written considering that it alternates between Bettina s past when she was known as Tina to her contemporary life until the two finally merge It is realistic and engaging as Butland cleverly portrays a very poignant story about how life can change in an instant with lasting conseuences and if those involved never fully process it those pent up emotions can have long term repercussions This is a book to get lost in as it s beautifully written and will take you on an emotional journey Full review at

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“It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough and there was the trace of hot fresh bread in the air She took a deep breath and unlocked the door”Fifteen years ago Bettina May’s life’s veered off course in one disastrous night St Many thanks to Sarah at Transworld for both my ecopy and physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which I am than happy to give When I was asked to be part of the blog tour I was beyond pleasedMy expectations of this book were high I had read Stephanie s debut Letters to My Husband when it was known as Surrounded by Water and have been tapping my fingers waiting for a second novel from her ever since As I closed the last page and I had to sit uietly taking in all that I had read I must have felt every emotion possible reading that book from helplessness and sadness to happiness and elation The Other Half of My Heart was just as intense and it was clear pretty early on that the main character Bettina May was a workaholic Absorbed in building up her new business a bakery filling every minute of the day working on and in it leaving litt


About the Author: Stephanie Butland

Stephanie Butland is a writer who is thriving after breast cancer She used to say she was a survivor but that was a bit lacking in joie de vivreAlthough she’d never have chosen it her dance with cancer has changed her life in many positive ways Now she is happier healthier and careful with her precious life and the precious people and things in itHer writing career began with her d



10 thoughts on “The Other Half Of My Heart

  1. says:

    This is a very bittersweet read one that really held my attention to the end Bettina which reminds with Retina ow

  2. says:

    Many thanks to Sarah at Transworld for both my ecopy and physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which I am than happy to give When I was asked to be part of the blog tour I was beyond pleasedMy expectat

  3. says:

    I haven't yet read Surrounded by Water or Letters to My Husband as it later became known for the paperback release however The Other Half of My Heart was an excellent book to start with being an intense and poignant read with fully drawn engaging characters and a story that had me hooked from the first page As the book progresses we find out why Tina became Bettina and also how her life changed so drastically some 15 years earlier It is c

  4. says:

    Having read the synopsis and seen mention of Bettina opening a bakery I was expecting a rather light hearted story

  5. says:

    I read Stephanie's debut novel Letters to my Husband earlier this year and absolutely loved it I was therefore excited and also a little bit nervous about reading her second book Excited because I'd loved the first so much and nervou

  6. says:

    Bettina May has opened a bakery in the village of Throckton and she’s a hit with the locals Bettina though is hiding from something – and the memory of an event that Bettina has been running from for fifteen years is about to confront her and send her safe life into a spinHaving read Stephanie Butland’s debut novel ‘Surrounded by Water‘ later retitled ‘Letters to my Husband‘ it was a pleasure to return to Throckton and catch

  7. says:

    The book is well written considering that it alternates between Bettina's past when she was known as Tina to her contemporary life until the two finally merge It is realistic and engaging as Butland cleverly portrays a very poignant story about how life can change in an instant with lasting conseuences; and if those involved never

  8. says:

    I loved Lost for Words so I was delighted to get my hands on this novel This one is sad emotionally rich and beautiful and it made me shed a few tears at the end It was a bit slow at the beginning but I'm really glad I kept going I'll be keeping an eye out for books by this author from now on

  9. says:

    Utterly dreadful How can an author go from the sublime to the ridiculous so easilyThe main character came across a

  10. says:

    I found this a bit hard to get into to begin with but I stuck with it and soon got involved in the characters by the end I found it very invo

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