'SURPRISES AND SNICKERS'
'Carol 'gets her writing genius on' in this book. Great way to usher the last days of summer out the door - Mini Skirts, Laughter Lines, and a glass of wine on the front porch. Take time for yourselves and indulge, ladies!' 5 star Review on Amazon - by Valerie L. Caruso
'A very funny book and I feel an excellent debut 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.' 5 Star Review on Amazon - by LindyLouMac
'VERY FUNNY READ'
'The author, Carol has a wicked sense of humour and can make you laugh out loud at the most mundane of daily activities. It's the way she tells them!' 5 Star Review on Amazon by - Dizzy C
'Carol Wyer kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time! I laughed, I cried and was so pulled in by all the characters from this novel, even the commenters! ' 5 Star Review on Amazon by - ShaRhonda Crow
'Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines by Carol Wyer is delightful, wonderful and funny. Almost every page has me chuckling to myself or laughing out loud! It is a great read, and one you are sure to enjoy! ' 5 stars. - Darlene
'I'm still laughing' Customer Review 5 Stars
'Just finished reading Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, fantastic, laughed all the way through!' Pam2308 on Twitter
'A brilliant light holiday read. Cleverly written as a series of blogs with a wicked sense of humour. I look forward to the sequel.' 5 Star Review on Amazon by Lord Cauliflower
'This is an excellent debut novel by Ms Wyer. I thoroughly enjoyed it - there really is a smile on every page. The main character, Amanda Wilson, is facing 50 with some trepidation. Her husband seems to have lost all interest in her, and her son is nowhere to be seen. To make matters worse, her elderly mother has jetted off to Cyprus and is having the time of her life, even managing to grab herself a toyboy! I think that women everywhere will be able to relate to this book and it would make an ideal present to give to a best friend. Put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of wine, and ENJOY! I really do hope that there will be a sequel to this book. I would certainly be one of the first ones to buy it!' - 5 Star Review on Amazon by Diane
'A WONDERFULLY WRITTEN BOOK AND A FUN READ' Customer review 5 stars
'I just finished Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines. It kept me interested the entire time and I smiled, giggled and laughed out loud throughout the entire book. I could relate to all of the situations that was and are still present in the life of Amanda. The "Mum" and lively neighbors are delightfully funny characters. But, the biggest laugh of all came with the thumbs up episode with Phil and Ethel.
Carol Wyer did a wonderful job. Her honesty is refreshing and very amusing. The core of this book is about the day to day struggles with getting older and still maintaining a sense of humor. I really don't know how to critique a book, I just know what I like and I LIKED IT! This book was a pleasure to read. I would recommend it to anyone who wants
to have a good time.' - 5 Star Review on Amazon by KT
'All a woman can look forward to at 50 is the menopause, droopy boobs and being invisible to men. So say the media.
Carol Wyer’s book of blogs initially appears to be a frivolous and vain description of Amanda Wilson’s anxieties of reaching 50. But the author also illustrates, with humour, the baggage loaded on a sensitive woman trying her best to be a good wife, mother and daughter.
Husband Phil, 59, (who can barely leave Amanda’s side) has reached a critical time in his life. He is retired and looked forward to a good income from investments after selling his business but subsequently lost money during the crash in the economy. Son Tom drops out of university, comes home, sleeps all day and is a drain of their reduced income.
Add to this the weekly toxic duty calls Amanda makes to tactless, boozy, smoking mum. And mum never liked Phil. Then add the special holiday which is ultimately a disappointment.
This is a sharp insight into the dreams and disappointments of 21st century family life. Well crafted and thought-provoking.' - Linda Ferrer, author of ‘Forever a Stranger’
'You dragged me into the detailed minutiae of this woman’s mundane life with expertise that astonishes me really.' - P D Cartwright author, and illustrator of children’s books
'Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines is a delightful read. The writer expresses her concerns about aging with honesty and humor. From her "buttocks" treatments, to her pained conversations with her mother, she gives us reason to smile--and sometimes reason to roar! ' - Eva Gallant
'Sharp witted account of hitting the big 50!
The author has some wonderful insights into daily life in general that I can identify with, all told with great, laugh out loud, humour.' 5 stars - Carol, Book Reviewer
'Excellent story, honest and with a lot of humour.' – EvaMarie
'Ms. Wyer has written a wonderful book--chock full of chuckles & chortles! I hope that this is only the first of many from this funny lady.' - Fran Fischer – Review on Smashwords
'Wow, I really enjoyed this! It was funny and real and just a good read. I love how you wrote it in blog form. If that kid was my on, he would get a smack across the head from me. I fell in love with all the characters. It shows the worries retirees go through to make sure that their future is safe and well maintained. It was well written, unique story line, creative characters.
Good work!' – Manish Kumar, author
'I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud to the point of tears at your sensational scenarios. You certainly hit all the points with me - the getting older, the internet roaming, the snoring husband, the son in bed. I can't tell you how funny, revealing and just plain entertainingly witty I found them. I even have a steam engine and go to rallies and found that funny too.' – Peridote, author
'This reads like a cross between Grumpy Old Women and Bridget Jones' Diary. You do have a talent for the comic. '– Tracy Fells, author
'Great voice, great writing' – Jen Greyson, author