The Other Half Of My Heart (ebook / PDF) ☆ Stephanie Butland



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 owns her own bakery and is in a “not uite a” relationship with her neighbour Rufus the reasons for which are kept very close to her chest for uite a lot of the story Fifteen years ago her life was very different until she suffered a crushing tragedy from which she has never recovered one that left her scar

  2. says:

    Many thanks to Sarah at Transworld for both my ecopy and physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review whic

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    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 pr

  4. says:

    Having read the synopsis and seen mention of Bettina opening a bakery I was expecting a rather light hearted story I could probably read in a day What I got was a deep involving plot with super characters Heart wrenching at times and emotionally charged it did reduce me to tears at one point and I had to put it down for a while To elicit an

  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 lit

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    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 ‘Surrou

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    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

  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 as selfish and very annoying She had a lovely man who clearly adored her but she decided to go back to her ex who was nothing than a playboyI stopped reading with 30 pages to go when the Bettina character dumped her boyfriend at a ball and she went off with her ex Dreadful

  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 involving n emotional and loved it and now miss it think this is above avera

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Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Stephanie Butland

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 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 up on the lives of the characters from the first book However the real pleasure for me in this book was meeting Bettina May the secretive newcomerBettina s passion for bread and baking really appealed to the bread addict in me and I found myself salivating over some of the tantalising descriptions of Bettina s creations I thought it was a great idea to put some recipes at the end of the book tooThe cover may suggest that this is chick lit which it is to some extent but it is so much than that too The relationships portrayed in The Other Half of my Heart are complex and completely believable Stephanie Butland does not shy away from tackling uncomfortable topics and I respect her for the honest but sensitive way she portrays the issues in this bookThe slow burn of having Bettina s current life interspersed with flashback chapters really made me care about the central character as well as being able to empathise with her regarding the predicament she finds herself in I found myself in tears several times during this story because I cared so much about Bettina Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up on the lives of the characters from the first book However the real pleasure for me in this book was meeting Bettina May the secretive newcomerBettina s passion for bread and baking really appealed to the bread addict in me and I found myself salivating over some of the tantalising descriptions of Bettina s creations I thought it was a great idea to put some recipes at the end of the book tooThe cover may suggest that this is chick lit which it is to some extent but it is so much than that too The relationships portrayed in The Other Half of my Heart are complex and completely believable Stephanie Butland does not shy away from tackling The White Nights of Ramadan uncomfortable topics and I respect her for the honest but sensitive way she portrays the issues in this bookThe slow burn of having Bettina s current life interspersed with flashback chapters really made me care about the central character as well as being able to empathise with her regarding the predicament she finds herself in I found myself in tears several times during this story because I cared so much about Bettina

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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 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

Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Stephanie Butland

“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 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 clear that Bettina is a shadow of the person she used to be and is both physically and emotionally scarred She opened her own artisan bakery and cafe in a small village Adventures in Bread and the bakery has become her life She lives uietly visiting her ailing mother in a nursing home and finding solace and comfort in her bread Whilst she generally shuns relationships she gradually becomes close to her neighbour Rufus a man with personal issues of his own However although she slowly opens up to him she will not allow herself to fully commit leaving Rufus confused about their future The emerging friendship sort of relationship between Bettina and Rufus was as delightful to see as it was frustrating The author cleverly weaves Tina s past with Bettina s present and once her history is known the reason for Bettina s reluctance to commit and why she prefers to stay alone becomes clear There were times when I had a lump in my throat for all that Bettina had gone through along with the misunderstandings of youth and I desperately wanted her to find some happiness again This is not a light and fluffy story it has much depth It is a beautifully written story of love and loss but also with an uplifting tone showing that with trust and love there is always hope I loved this book and certainly want to read by Stephanie Finally for the foodies if the bread tasting sessions at Adventures in Bread don t make your mouth water then the recipes for Scarborough Fair Cob and Rufus s Favourite Chocolate Orange Cake at the back of the book certainly will