Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Truth and Other Hidden Things by Lea Geller

Release Date: April 6, 2021

About The Book: A freshly funny and heartfelt novel about one woman’s secret life, the stories she tells, and the thrill and notoriety of being noticed. On the same day Bells Walker learns that her IUD has failed, her husband, Harry, is denied tenure at his Manhattan university. So Bells, Harry, their two adolescent children, and her baby bump move to New York’s Hudson Valley, where Harry has landed a job at Dutchess College in the town of Pigkill. When the farm-to-table utopia Bells envisioned is anything but, she turns to the blogosphere. Under the pen name the County Dutchess, she anonymously dishes about life in Pigkill, detailing the activities of hypercompetitive parents and kombucha-drinking hipsters. Suddenly, Bells has a place to say all the things she’s been secretly thinking about being a wife and mother. As Bells turns the focus of her blog on her new neighbors, her readership continues to grow, but her scandalous posts hit closer to home: she puts Harry’s new job in jeopardy, derails her children’s lives, and risks the one real friendship she’s built. When Bells uncovers scandals right under her nose, the Dutchess goes viral, and soon everyone is asking, Who is the County Dutchess? Now Bells has to ask herself if it’s worth losing the people closest to her to finally feel noticed by everyone else.

My Thoughts

 I absolutely adored this book! So when Bell's IUD fail her...well she is suddenly having an unexpected addition to the age 43..Surprise! So when her husband is foreced to move from Pigkill for his job...well things get a little bit crazy! What better way to fit in..than to dish the dirt on your new neighbors?? In a very public blog...under the fancy pants name of...The County Duchess.. I had me at blogger Bells...that being said..I was instantly drawn in...I couldn't put down this fun little guilty pleasure of a book! 

I almost felt bad knowing Bells secret because she could be so ruthless..but alas..I must admit...I enjoyed the dishing of the dirt. As Bells struggled to keep her identity a secret, she also liked to play with fire a bit, will she go too far and get burnt? I kept yelling noooo Bells...girl you are going to get caught...She didn't listen...but did she pull it off? Fun,witty and relatable..I feel ya Bells! I loved it! This book was just what I needed. Thank you to Suzy Approved Tours and Lea Geller for my gifted copy!

About The Author: 

Lea Geller is the author of Trophy Life. A recipient of the 2019 Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College, she began her writing career by blogging about her adventures in the trenches of parenting. Lea lives in New York with her husband and children, for whom she frequently wakes up and makes several separate breakfasts. When Lea’s not writing and eavesdropping on her children, she can be found running, gardening, drinking diner coffee, and occasionally teaching middle school English. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Stanford Law School. You can find Lea at

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Twitter: @lrgeller

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June 1st - The Bookish World of  YRRALH

June 1st- Carrie Reads Them All

June 2nd - Laura Loves To Read

June 5th-  Plains Reading

June 6th- Jay Rae Readsc

June 7th - Bookish Mom

June 8th - The Mary Reader 

June 9th - Girl Loves Dogs Books Wine

June 10th- Bookworm Struggles

June 14th -  Books and Bites Roc

June 16th - Subakka Bookstuff

June 17th- Whitney Arnett Reads

June 17th- Emily Is Overbooked

June 17th - Candid With Courtney -

June 19th- Its All About The Thrill

June 22nd - The Boozy Baking Bibliophile

June 25th  - Idaho Girl Reads

June 30th - Nikki H Rose

July 1st- The Caffeinated Reader

July 2nd - Eli Loves Books 16

July 6th- Books Cats Travel Food

July 7th - Live Love And Leo

July 7th-Geaux Get Lit

July 9th - Jayme Reads

July 10th– Carol Doscher

July 11th-Books Love And Understanding

July 14th- Rachel Loves Books-

July 19th - Joannas Bookshelf

July 20th – Sealed With A Book