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Book Review: Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines by Carol E. Wyer

Review by Fabafterfifty

As Mandy approaches 50 she ponders her life and her future- and starts a blog- sharing her ups and downs. From feeling invisible (even to her husband) and dealing with her ‘boomerang kid’ son, Mandy shares her thoughts and feelings with her newfound ‘blog friends’ with a few laughs and surprises along the way.

If you yearn for a little more excitement in your life, and feel that even your mother seems to have more fun than you do, then following Mandy’s journey as she enters her 50s in Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines  could be just the book for you.

What’s the antidote to a boring marriage?

Could a ‘lost love’s’ return be the antidote to a boring marriage? How do you fill the days if you have given up work? Will your irresponsible son ever grow up?

I enjoyed the book immensely- relating to many aspects of it- especially Mandy’s relationship with her mother .

In her ‘blog’ Mandy voices many of the real concerns women reaching midlife experience. The dynamics of a changing relationship when a couple is thrown together 24/7 once the husband retires presents a dilemma for many, and it’s interesting to see how the Mandy and Phil come to terms with this new stage of their lives.

Also, the relationships built with online friends, although never meeting in person, are interesting as we see how friendships can grow from sharing experiences via the blog comments .

A gentle read to enjoy with a glass of Mandy’s favourite tipple, red wine, as we share the laughter – mini skirt not essential!

Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines is available from Amazon in paperback and kindle format.



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  1. Carol

    December 5, 2011

    I am delighted to find such a lovely review of my book here at one of my favourite blogs. You have done me proud and thank you vey much indeed.
    Thank you too for your valuable BT advice because I should now have a line in by the 22nd December.
    I’m chuffed to bits now!

    • Ceri Wheeldon

      December 5, 2011

      Hi Carol -I loved your book – I think our mothers were separated at birth! I’m pleased to see you have made progress with BT 🙂

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