TGIF! Wow this week went really quick! Today I am thrilled to kick off the blog tour for this wonderful book! Thank you so very much to Rachel for the invitation and to Elizabith McGivern for her wonderful and humorous story.😂😍
Amy Cole has lost her mind
Amy Cole is a stay-at-home mum and a woman on the edge.
After a very public breakdown and failed suicide attempt, Amy finds herself trying to make it through her everyday life as a high-functioning zombie.
Elle De Bruyn is a force of nature ready to shake Amy back to life whether she likes it or not.
After a fortuitous meeting, the two embark on a journey together which will change them both and help them find out exactly what they’re capable of when rock bottom is just the beginning.
4.25 S.M.U.G. Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25
Amy Cole has found a fan! This book almost did the impossible… it took very serious subject matter, handled it extremely well…. and added in a huge dose of humor… I was captivated and engaged in Amy’s life from cover to cover….
Amy has a miscarriage… 15%-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage… I myself had two prior to having my three amazing beautiful healthy children…. but it is a lonely grief, because nobody feels the loss as much as you do…. Amy also suffers from depression and this really was a heartwrenching experience for her… I felt for Amy and I was always hoping for her to rally… as Amy tries to make herself better she meets two very important people Joseph and Elle….
Elle was fabulous and I loved the friendship that developed between Amy and her… also thoroughly enjoyed the battle between them and the S.M.U.G. Playgroup… A group of mothers that enjoy passing judgment on other mothers… Joseph was kind of a step in Fairy Godfather, just there with the right opportunity and right words at the right time….
I’m sure you’re thinking, where is the humor in all this? Well the humor was just everywhere… it was in Amy’s inner dialogue… and it really was in the antics that Amy and Elle got themselves into… also the kids absolutely added a dose of humor, as they always do…. I do need to mention Amy’s patient and understanding husband Ben… even though at sometimes he wasn’t quite as understanding or as patient as he probably should have been, he was in a tough situation, and he truly wanted nothing but the best for his wife…. so thrilled there is a follow-up to this book, I can’t wait to spend more time with Amy and family and friends…..
Absolutely recommend to people who enjoy a good story with relatable characters and The perfect dose of humor…
*** thank you so much to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***
Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B4FW7TZ/ref=la_B07B4HV9B6_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519837964&sr=1-1
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About Elizabeth McGivern
Elizabeth McGivern is a former journalist turned hostage-in-her-own-home surrounded by three men and a horrible dog named Dougal.
In an effort to keep her sanity she decided to write a parenting blog after the birth of her first son so she can pinpoint the exact moment she failed as a mother.
In an unexpected turn of events, the blog helped her to find a voice and connect with parents in similar situations; namely those who were struggling with mental health issues and parenting. It was because of this encouragement – and wanting to avoid her children as much as possible – her debut novel, Amy Cole has lost her mind, was born.
Elizabeth lives in Northern Ireland although wishes she could relocate to Iceland on a daily basis. To witness her regular failings as a parent you can find her on:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mayhemandbeyond
Twitter – https://twitter.com/MayhemBeyond
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mayhemandbeyond/
Picture credited to Jess Lowe
Never be too SMUG, Berit 💛