The M Word by Eileen Wharton @WhartonEileen #REview #TheMWord @bombshellpub @ilovereadinguk
a funny and emotional story about one woman's search for answers
"a story that every woman should read."ByTheLetterBookReviews
Are you looking for a funny and poignant summer holiday read? Then discover this brilliant book by best-selling author, Eileen Wharton.
Roberta Gallbreath is middle-aged and menopausal. She dislikes her children, detests her ex-husband and despises her colleagues.
When her mother dies, Roberta is left with a pile of letters and a mystery surrounding her son. The letters reveal Roberta’s heritage is not what it seems and she is soon on a mission to become a better person.
Told with humour and emotion, The M Word is the tale of one woman’s journey to find out where she came from. As she looks to the past for answers, more questions are raised. Will Roberta discover who she really is?
A great fun yet meaningful read. 4*
The M Word by Eileen Wharton.
The M word is a great read. A book to get lost in, a book that holds so much truth in it. It's a great story to follow, yet it's a story most women of a certain age will relate to.
It's fun, it's honest, thought provoking, it's a bloody great read.
Filled with Laugh out loud moments, just be careful where you are when you read this book, you may end up sat on bus with quite a lot of folk giving you funny looks like I did. On the plus side the lady next to me actually asked what I was reading, and she got off the bus with a piece of paper with the title and author to go buy the book. lol
'Roberta Gallbreath is middle aged and menopausal. She dislikes her children, detests her ex-husband and despises her colleagues.'
Now how many of us can this relate to, lol.... I thought Eileen had secretly been watching my life in parts of this book. Although as a mother I must say I don't dislike my child. lol.
Roberta is on a journey to find herself. A great and interesting character I loved following every bit of her journey. She's an amazing funny character, that seems to just say things as it is.
I'm thinking maybe dr's should give this book out to people who go to get their HRT tablets. Anyone going through the Menopause should read this. lol..
A great read that the author has managed to get it all just 'spot on'
Julie is devastated to learn that her husband, Paul, is having an affair. It seems her life can’t get any worse - until she comes home to find his dead body in their bed.
When the police establish he was murdered, Julie is the obvious suspect.
To protect her son from the terrible situation, Julie sends the teenage boy to his grandparents in Edinburgh while she fights to prove her innocence.
With all the evidence pointing to her, the only way she can escape conviction is by discovering the true identity of her husband’s killer.
But who really did murder Paul?
The truth is never straightforward
I have read quite a few Leigh Russell books and always enjoyed them, so I was looking forward to getting started with this one.
Finding out her husband Paul was having an affair took it all out of Julie, after looking through his mobile phone It seems that he's seeing someone called Bella. It seems he's seeing her when he's supposed to be going to his squash game. It seems it's not shuttlecocks that are being played with.
When Paul is killed, it then becomes a case of who wanted him dead, and enough to actually kill him. It's a race against time for Julie to prove that she didn't kill her husband.
This was an interesting read, one of those books where you find yourself really feeling for the characters. Julie was one of those characters that you wanted to help, yet at times you could happily slap her. I found a lot of what she did and the way she went about things a little stupid at times. It was almost like she was just trying to make things worse for herself. It seemed to far fetched.
This one was very different from other books i've read by this author. I liked it, but it wasn't, to me as good as I know she can write.
Life for the firefighters of Red Watch, East Brighton, is already complicated due to the imminent closure of their fire station. But this is soon to be the least of their worries.
When the team stumble upon a car in a ditch, they discover the driver is dead and a bag containing five hundred thousand pounds in cash. Before anyone arrives, the crew decide to take money, believing it to be a victimless crime.
When they later learn that the driver was killed by a bullet wound to the head their world is turned upside down.
Then a stranger appears at the station claiming the money belongs to him.
Soon the firefighters are drawn into a dangerous underworld and find themselves at the mercy of violent criminals.
But is this stranger who he claims to be?
And can Red Watch escape with the money and their lives in tact?
As soon as I read the description of this book, I knew I needed to read it. What really caught my attention is the fact that the book is Fire Fighters. (nothing to do with my obsession of Firemen, Honest!) The fact that it was something a little different from the usual Police procedural books I love reading, really got my attention.
What a book it was. I really did enjoy it. I couldn't see at first how a story around a fire station and the firefighters could go, but it certainly went in the right direction for me.
This story is based around Red Watch, A superb set of characters make up this fire fighting team. Attending a road traffic accident, gives these firefighters a chance to do something they have never done before. A perfect opportunity has arisen for them to take take a bag of cash from the scene of the crash. There is no one around and no one will ever know they did it. Will they?
How you go from good guys to bad guys in the blink of an eye. Brilliantly told story that will keep you turning those pages.
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#BlogBlitz @GrahamSmith1972 @Bloodhoundbook #PastEchoes #Review Past Echoes by Graham Smith.
How fantastic is that cover. #PastEchoes
Jake Boulder is back and he’s tasked with tracking down a man due to inherit a small fortune. Not only that, he must also reveal the secret which forced a young woman to flee New York some forty years ago. The evidence he needs is hidden in a safety deposit box and while Boulder has the key, the only clue he has for box’s location is a series of numbers etched onto the key and a mysterious list of names.
Boulder has his work cut out since he must also locate his estranged father, Cameron MacDonald, so that Cameron can donate bone marrow to Boulder’s half-brother John.
In a game of cat and mouse, he must solve the case and find the two men without alerting those who control New York’s underworld.
Can Boulder survive against both the mafia and a professional hitman, in what is his toughest case yet?
My thoughts on the book.
I was thrilled to be asked to be part of this blog blitz. Jake Boulder is back!
I can't believe we are at book 3 all ready, it doesn't seem long ago I was introduced to Jake Boulder in book 1, Watching the Bodies. I was so looking forward to getting back in the company of Jake, and couldn't wait to start this book.
Well, what does book 3 have to offer, well that's easy. It offers everything you would want from a brilliant, unputdownable read. If you have been following Jake Boulder on his journey, then I can safely say you will absolutely love this book. It's a lock the doors, clear your diary and take the phone off the hook, kind of book. Once you get stuck into this you'll find it difficult to put down.
Boulder along with Alfonse his trusted partner have their hands full in this book. Tasked with searching for a man who they know nothing about. After a local lady died she has left instruction for this man to be found to inherit her fortune.
Boulder also needs to search for his father, personal reasons mean he needs to be found.
Boulder comes up against more than one obstacle along the way. Luckily Boulder knows how to look after himself. He doesn't always go looking for trouble, it seems trouble has a knack of finding him.
Jake Boulder I can only describe as an awesome character. The author has certainly created a memorable character, He's gutsy, ballsy but we also see his loving side. Jake has a lot to take on this time around, and his emotions take a beating as well as his body.
Boulder has a huge challenge on his hands, and it's going to take some guts to get through it. There were parts in this book that felt like I was watching a hollywood thriller. Plenty of nail biting, breath holding moments in this book.
First class read.
I have loved each and every one of these books, I love Graham's style of writing, the knack he has to get the reader involved in the story is first class. I have added this book to my 2018 Must reads list.
About the Author
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and two novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
2018 will be a busy year for Graham as he has the third Jake Boulder being published and a Harry Evans novel and novella.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
Graham can be found at
Thrilled as always to be part of an awesome blog tour.
Graham Smith - The Kindred Killers.
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Jake Boulder’s help is requested by his best friend, Alfonse, when his cousin is crucified and burned alive along with his wife and children. As Boulder tries to track the heinous killer, a young woman is abducted. Soon her body is discovered and Boulder realises both murders have something unusual in common.
With virtually no leads for Boulder to follow, he strives to find a way to get a clue as to the killer’s identity. But is he hunting for one killer or more?
After a young couple are snatched in the middle of the night the case takes a brutal turn. When the FBI are invited to help with the case, Boulder finds himself warned off the investigation. When gruesome, and incendiary, footage from a mobile phone is sent to all the major US News outlets and the pressure to find those responsible for the crimes mounts. But with the authorities against him can Boulder catch the killer before it’s too late?
My thoughts on this awesome book.
Back with 'Hard nut' Jake Boulder. I feel like I've waited forever to share my thoughts on this book. But you know what, I'm excited because I didn't have to wait to read it. How lucky am I?
Not only receiving an ARC of this book, but also being part of a blog tour. #HappyBookBlogger or more accurate #HappyReader.
So we are back with Jake and this time around it's his best pal Alfonse who is requesting Jakes help. They work brilliantly together and make a great team. It's a tough case, and a little to close to home, especially for Alfonse.
Certainly not many clues for them to go on, but it's amazing how things actually come together really well.
I like the characters of Alfonse and Jake, Jake is just awesome. I love that he's such an hard nut, yet terrified of his mother. It really tickles me. We also see another side to Jake in this book he's actually got himself a lady, who maybe, might just last longer than a one night stand. Could Jake be softening.
As the story moves on and the case becomes more complex, Jake is told to back off, but come on, like that is going to happen! He might be scared of Mummykins but the FBI are not going to stop this man on a mission. It's actually quite scary when you realise the lengths Jake will actually go to, to help solve this case. He would have made a great detective.
I can't scream and shout enough how much I think EVERYONE should read Grahams books. I've become a huge fan, his story telling is first class. Each book I read I seem to enjoy more than the last. So Graham keeps making the challenge of his next book being better still, a lot harder for himself.
I have no doubt he'll manage it though. This series is certainly one to watch. I am so looking forward to more Jake.
Have I mentioned this book is available NOW!
Book one in this series is also available now
Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. For the last eleven years he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer for the well respected review site Crimesquad.com for over two years.
As well as reviewing for Crimesquad.com Graham has also interviewed such stellar names as David Baldacci, Jeffrey Deaver, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Matt Hilton, current CWA Chair Peter James, Mark Billingham and many others.
When not working, his time is spent reading, writing and playing games with his son. He enjoys socialising and spending time with friends and family.
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