Blog Tour: Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan

June 1, 2019 Blog Tour, Book review 1 ★★★★

I feel privileged to be on the blogtour for Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan. Thanks Random Things Tours for the invite to join in the fun for an author I admire so much. I have a copy to giveaway on Between My Line’s Facebook Page, so hop over there to enter! Good luck.

I can always depend on Sheila O’Flanagan to deliver a book that will both entertain me and make me think. I love that while her book’s are light reads, they are not fluff. I find they present issues to debate over in my mind, as I’m always wondering just what I would do if I were in the characters shoes.

Thanks to Headline for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour: Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’FlanaganHer Husband's Mistake by Sheila O'Flanagan
Published by Headline on 30 May 2019
Genres: Contemporary Women, Family Life, Love & Romance
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
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four-stars

Dave's made a BIG mistake. What's Roxy going to do about it? The riveting new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan. Perfect for readers of Marian Keyes and Amanda Prowse.
Roxy's marriage has always been rock solid.
After twenty years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple.
Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour.
Suddenly Roxy isn't sure about anything - her past, the business she's taken over from her dad, or what her family's future might be. She's spent so long caring about everyone else that she's forgotten what she actually wants. But something has changed. And Roxy has a decision to make.
Whether it's with Dave, or without him, it's time for Roxy to start living for herself...
'One of my favourite authors' Marian Keyes

BOOKLOVE Page-Turner Romance Well Written

First Line of Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan

“The morning after my father’s funeral, I came home and found my husband in bed with the next-door neighbour.”

My Thoughts

Well that first line pretty much sums up the setting for the book. Roxy catches her husband out, and realises that something has to change in her life. While she was once rebellious and competitive, now she is just putting herself second place to everyone in her family. And she realises that isn’t good enough. Not as an example to her children, and not for herself.

I loved watching her grow, and re-find herself. I think every woman loses a bit of themselves as they take on grown up responsibilites and it made the theme a very relatable one.

There is a side story about Roxy’s father who recently died. Roxy finds out something about her father that she never knew, and it feels like another blow to her. Roxy’s mother features heavily too, and I enjoyed watching her step into a new chapter of her life. With sadness, and fear, but also with a belief that life is for living. I loved her courage and willingness to put herself out there.

This is a true family driven tale, and family is at the heart of the book. All the different stages of life, and learning how to cope with set backs, make tough decisions and rise to new challenges. Told with humour and emotion, I was engrossed and totally admit to ignoring everyone around me until I finished this book.

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Overall it’s a lovely read, with engaging realistic characters, coping with true-life problems. A typical Sheila O’Flanagan book, and I mean that in the best possible way. As seeing Sheila’s name on the cover is like a guaranteed quality stamp to me.

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Pace
four-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan?

Fans of Sheila’s previous books will find entertaining characters here just as in all her previous books.  I’d also recommend this to you if you enjoy quick, easy reads that make you feel all the emotions and that make you care about the characters.  Fans of authors such as Patricia ScanlanEmma Hannigan and Rachael English should also enjoy.

About Sheila O'Flanagan

As a child I enjoyed reading and telling stories, and everyone thought that my future career would have something to do with books and literature. But though I applied for a job in the library all of the job offers I got were in commerce. I turned down lots of them before my mother accepted one for me (I was on holiday at the time). It was in the Central Bank of Ireland and that’s how my career in financial services began.

In my spare time I still loved reading, and I desperately wanted to write my own book. I guess I never quite got over the fact that I was never offered the library job! In my thirties I decided that it was now or never and I sat down, stuck Chapter 1 on a page, and started. I wrote the whole thing before sending it off to an Irish publishing company.

I was offered a publishing deal (with no advance) by them, but only if I wrote a different book! So it was back to the drawing board. I started again and wrote Dreaming of a Stranger. It was another two years before it was published. It wasn’t until I’d written a few books and was offered a contract (this time with an advance) from another publisher that I felt able to give up my trading job and write full time. So I eventually realised my dream of being a full-time writer.

For ten years, some when I was working as a bond dealer, and some after I left, I also wrote a business column for the Irish Times. Now, of course the financial markets are a greater source of fantasy than any novel!

When I’m writing a book I want to do three things:
•Tell a good story
•Make the reader feel like they know the characters
•Make each book better than the last

I didn't set out to write for any particular type of reader, but I suppose I must have had people like me in mind – people who have busy lives and who like to escape into someone else’s for a while.

I love writing books. I hope you enjoy reading them

four-stars

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