Tuesday 29 May 2018

Blog Tour: Review of Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind by Elizabeth McGivern

Today I am very excited to be part of the Blog Tour for Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind which came out in the UK on 25th May. I'm going to share my review with you today but make sure you check out the other stops on the tour for more exclusive content! Buy links and social media links are listed below!

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.

Review: This book was so different from what I was expecting, I was just bowled over by how invested in Amy Cole I became and how much I was involved in her life and her happiness. Amy is a great character because we know right from the start that she has flaws and we can both empathise and sympathise with her. She is a mum and like most mums, she feels like she is doing it wrong and being judged at every turn. Thankfully she has people in her life who love her. Husband Ben is a great character to read about as well because he to has flaws and he's just trying to do the right thing where his wife and family are concerned. 

This book also explore the issues of female friendship and what a tricky place it can be, even once you're in your thirties! I loved reading about Amy trying to build friendship and when Elle comes into her life, so much hilarity ensues. I mean I was laughing out loud at this book almost every page, and I'm not one who laughs out loud easily, I can't remember the last time I found a book as funny as this. Ut was quite embarrassing when I was reading this in my library I can tell you! 

This book also explores issues surrounding mental health and does so in an open and honest way. We can see that the author really knows her topic when she speaks about the subject of depression and having 'episodes' as Amy calls it in the book. It also deals with the subject of suicide so there are a couple of trigger warnings there right from the first page. As I said though, despite this book being about someone who is living with depression, it is funny and relatable and so much more than what I was expecting. I can't wait to read the next one!

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

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: 

Picture credited to Jess Lowe 

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