A review of Apprenticed to My Mother.

I cannot pretend  to  be a  reviewer but  I  have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this wonderful book from his Geoffelship aka Geoff Lepard found at TanGental

The official blurb.

The Blurb: When my father died in 2005, I assumed my mother would need more support and someone to help with decisions she previously shared with her husband. What I didn’t realise was the role she had in mind for me: a sort of Desmond 2.0. Over the five years until her death, I played the role of apprentice, learning more about her and her relationship with my father than I had gleaned in my previous 50 years. We laughed, we cried and, occasionally we disagreed, and throughout she manipulated me as, I learnt, she had my father. Neither of us minded much; we were both her so willing fools, for she was an extraordinary woman and we both knew we were in the presence of someone very special.

This is how Geoff describes his book “Apprenticed To My Mother describes the period after my father died when I thought I was to play the role of dutiful son, while Mum wanted a new, improved version of her husband – a sort of Desmond 2.0. We both had a lot to learn in those five years, with a lot of laughs and a few tears as we went.

You can buy the book from

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

This is my review.

Apprenticed to My Mother: A beautiful tribute, lovingly written.
This charming book by Geoff Lepard is an account of how his relationship with his mother developed after his father’s death. It is a book that will have you laughing out loud at one moment and then bring you close to tears the next. It is a must read and is written with love and sensitivity. I greatly enjoyed it.

What I would like to add.

This book has something for everyone and you will find yourself saying to yourself that sounds like us or yes we did that! I can definitely recommend this book to everyone.

Geoff is a prolific writer hand here is a list of his books.


My Father and Other Liars is a thriller set in the near future and takes its heroes, Maurice and Lori-Ann on a helter-skelter chase across continents.

My Father and Other Liars is a thriller set in the near future and takes its heroes, Maurice and Lori-Ann on a helter-skelter chase across continents.

Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle is a coming of age story. Set in 1976 the hero Harry Spittle is home from university for the holidays. He has three goals: to keep away from his family, earn money and hopefully have sex. Inevitably his summer turns out to be very different to that anticipated.

 

 

Life in a Grain of Sand is a 30 story anthology covering many genres: fantasy, romance, humour, thriller, espionage, conspiracy theories, MG and indeed something for everyone. All the stories were written during Nano 2015

 

Salisbury Square is a dark thriller set in present day London where a homeless woman and a Polish man, escaping the police at home, form an unlikely alliance to save themselves.

 

Available here

 

Buster & Moo is about about two couples and the dog whose ownership passes from one to the other. When the couples meet, via the dog, the previously hidden cracks in their relationships surface and events begin to spiral out of control. If the relationships are to survive there is room for only one hero but who will that be?

Life in a Flash is a set of super short fiction, flash and micro fiction that should keep you engaged and amused for ages

 

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jun 23, 2018 @ 13:21:15

    It’s a great book!

    Reply

  2. TanGental
    Jun 23, 2018 @ 13:27:43

    You are tremendously kind Willow. Thank you

    Reply

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  4. robbiecheadle
    Jun 23, 2018 @ 16:27:19

    I love the sound of this book, Willow. Thanks for your review.

    Reply

  5. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jun 23, 2018 @ 21:28:39

    Sounds like an interesting book, Willow!

    Reply

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