Monday, December 10, 2012

Surfing in Stilettos by Carol Wyer

Ebook:  (Also available in paperback 384 pages)
Genre:  Humorous Contemporary Fiction 
Publisher:  Published 2012 by Lightning Source UK Ltd
Source: From the author in return for an unbiased review.
First Sentence: Introduction: Welcome to the first post on this, my new blog - Fortifying Your Fifties.
My opinion: Brilliant sequel to Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines


It is just over a year since I published my review of Carol Wyer's début novel Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, the last paragraph of which I shall repeat here. 'A very funny book and I feel an excellent début from an author whose writing we can expect to see get even better as she grows in confidence. She has a tremendous sense of humour and has the ability to see the funny side of life in every day events. Keep writing Carol as I think there are many of us women of a certain age that will keep reading.' My predictions were correct Carol Wyer is back with Surfing in Stilettos which is I felt a stronger novel, showing her increased confidence, indeed a brilliant sequel. Although the two novels stand alone as stories, this is a sequel and if you read Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines first, which is my recommendation, then you will be able to pick this up and at once feel familiar with the characters.

It is another hilarious novel about Amanda Wilson, a role model for those looking to age disgracefully. Amanda and her husband Phil, newly retired and leaving there son in charge at home have set off  in a camper van to spend a 'gap year' travelling across Europe. It does not start off well as the camper van breaks down, enforcing an extended stay in rural France. Unfortunately even this does not turn out to be as idyllic as Amanda had hoped for as she finds herself alone there, with unbeknown to herself her life in danger! What happens? To reveal any more will spoil this delightful novel for you, read it for yourself, it will stir your emotions from tears to laughter, as lives are thrown into turmoil.

Once again the author has succeeded in providing us with an entertaining light hearted read, but with a touch of suspense and surprises.  As contemporary modern fiction with all the 21st century necessities of our computer orientated lives, there is something to appeal to all age groups not just those of us of a certain age! Do pick these up to read,  because they will make you smile and we all know that smiling is good for us.

If you missed my review of Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines you can read it here



Book Trailer for 'Surfing in Stilettos' - No Spoilers.
 Published on 24 Jul 2012 by avalongraphics


Author Profile





Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully.
Her best-selling debut novel 'Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines' won five awards including Readers Views Reviewers Choice 2012 Award (category - humour) and was selected as a finalist for both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Awards 2012.
'Surfing in Stilettos' which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, is a Costa Award nominee.
Carol recently signed a two book deal with ThornBerry Publishing. More biographical and amusing facts can be found on her website

The biographical information and photo used in this post are with thanks to the following websites, where you can also find more information about the author and her writing.



16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun one. And I love the silhouette cover.

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    1. Oh it is Carol and the cover is clever I agree.

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  2. Yay! FABulous review! Well done, Carol! :) xx

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    1. I am delighted you liked the review Sheryl. :)

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  3. I am reading this at the moment and loving it - as well as hoping to pick up tips on how to age disgracefully!

    Janice xx

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    1. Thanks for calling by to comment Janice, there are certainly plenty of tips. I intend to grow old very disgracefully. :)

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  4. This book is on my TBR pile and I cannot wait to read it! Great review! x

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    1. I hope it reaches the top of Mt TBR soon, assuming you have already read her début.

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  5. Lovely review of a most enjoyable read. :)

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    1. Thankyou for taking the time to call by and leave a comment, it is appreciated.

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  6. That's a very cheeky photo of our leetle friend! Good review, Linda, and I agree with you, I thought this second novel was much stronger, and I really thoroughly enjoyed it. One to be recommended!

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    1. It is a lovely photo Diane and I am so pleased that your thoughts were the same as mine.

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  7. Have this on my Kindle and can't wait to read it - everyone needs a good laugh every now and again. Carol is one funny lady!

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    1. She certainly is and laughing is good for our health. :)

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  8. What can I say? You have made me a very happy lady today. Thank you so much for this wonderful review. i am glowing now and I haven't even touched the wine yet! I really appreciate this and shall be putting it up on my site when I get home at the weekend. Xx

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    1. I am of course delighted that you approve. :)

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