Welcome!! This is our stop on this Blog Blitz Tour for THE M WORD by Eileen Wharton.
I would firstly like to say a rather big thank you to the amazing Sarah Hardy, Bombshell Books and Eileen Wharton who gifted me an early copy of THE M WORD. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
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?
So, you want to know what I think?
So it is safe to say THE M WORD was nothing what I expected. I came to this book with no prior information, no background knowledge of the author and with no expectations. And I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this story. Eileen Wharton has successfully created a story that is both thought provoking and resounding.
Here is a story that makes you think. That pushes you to question everything. As our heroine goes on her journey of self discovery we find ourselves digging deeper into a past life, which makes you wonder, how well do we know our own parents?
The clever use of present and past is done well, the story flowing nicely with the mix of our characters narrative and letters from a youth gone by. Wharton knows her characters well, she’s creates a strong female voice and although this isn’t a book I would normally read, it was a good read.
If you want to explore the nature of family, discover pasts once hidden and discover a world outside of yourself, then this is definitely the book for you.
About Eileen Wharton;
Eileen Wharton is not the naughty great-grandaughter of Edith Wharton. She is currently employed by MI5 but has had various jobs including: wigmaker to Donald Trump, Megan Fox’s stunt double and Ann Summers ‘toy’ tester. She also tells lies for a living.
She currently has five ‘lively’ offspring ranging from thirty to ten years of age and has no plans to procreate further much to the relief of the local schools and police force.
Her first novel, ‘Shit Happens’ was published in 2011 to worldwide critical acclaim. She’s also won awards for exaggeration. It did top the Amazon humour chart so she’s officially a best-selling author.
Her first children’s picture book, ‘The Shmoogly Boo’ was published in the same year and another is in the pipeline entitled, ‘My Dad’s Better than Your Dad.’
Her first crime novel, ‘Blanket of Blood’ was launched as a paperback on Friday 28th November 2016. She is now working on the sequel ‘Blood’s Thicker.’
She teaches English to teenagers and lives on a council estate in Bishop Auckland. She has never eaten kangaroo testicles, is allergic to cats and has a phobia of tinned tuna.
THE M WORD is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;
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