Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant @mirymom1 #menopause #fiction

Going Through The ChangeGoing Through The Change by Samantha Bryant

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Going Through The Change is contemporary fiction most suited to women who want a light read about the menopause.

Meet Linda a woman going through the menopause who has been trying Ms Lui’s Chinese herbal products to help her with her symptoms. She’s been using “Nu Yu” soap and it really has helped her become a new person, in fact it’s promoted such a change in hormones that she has turned into a man.

Patricia is an old friend of Cindy Lui, she’s suffering from itchy skin as part of her hormonal symptoms. A hard nosed boss at work, the cream that Cindy suggests makes Patricia’s skin so hard she becomes bullet proof.

Jessica, is a much younger character, a cancer survivor, she has depression she’s been drinking Ms. Lui’s tea to make her feel lighter and she literally is light now as she finds herself floating around the room.

Helen suffers from hot flushes, she takes a “surge protector” pill to give her a new super coolness, but the heat needs to go somewhere and she finds she has the ability to make fire.

Even Cindy Lui has her own discoveries, not ready to be retired off, she’s taken her own medicines which make her younger. But what has happened to all these women? Why have they had such extreme reactions to Cindy’s medicines? In an attempt to study the women Cindy becomes a sinister mad doctor rather than a friend to those looking for an alternative to conventional medical treatments.

There is an abrupt ending which I now realise is a cliff-hanger leading on to the next book in the series. I think I’m left worrying about what the menopause has in-store for me in the near future and I’ll be looking at alternative medicine in a different light from now on.

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Rosie’s Book review Team #RBRT Melissa reviews Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant

Today we have a review from Melissa, she blogs at http://mllegette.com/


Melissa chose to read and review Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant


My Rank: 4 stars

Delightful fun. This is a new way of thinking about super heroes and I love it. It’s a quick-paced read that ends on a cliffhanger. The characters are well crafted and differed from each other splendidly. I would have liked there to have been more dialogue, but hey, I’m a dialogue fanatic.

Final Thoughts:

A refreshing take on super heroes. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel.

Favourite Lines

“Well, I don’t actually like coffee. It’s just a vehicle for cream and sugar as far as I’m concerned.”


…her legs suddenly dropped like gravity had remembered they were there. She was no longer holding on to the chandelier in order not to float away. Now, she was hanging from it, and she was starting to fall. “Nathan!” she squealed. One hand was already starting to slip. Her hands always got damp when she was scared. It had been a real problem when she’d been doing competitive gymnastics.


To her great surprise, the instrument shifted in her grip, and suddenly, Linda was standing in her dining room with a piano in her hands. “Hah,” she cried aloud. “Hah!”


The garden had become quite overgrown. It was pretty in a way, wild and untamed, but also, somehow, a little threatening.

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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2, Week 52

This will be my last Good Deeds post, I’ve completed a 2 year challenge, enough to make Good Deeds a regular part of my day for the rest of my life.

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I almost finished my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

April 12th – Had a big afternoon setting my Mum up with spreadsheets and a Facebook account. Am reading Fallen On Good Times by Rewan Tremethick.

April 13th – It’s still the school holidays so no volunteering at school this morning, had a lunchtime walk and picked up litter instead. Washed loads of crockery and chinaware ready to take to the charity shop.

April 14th – We are into the third week of the A to Z Challenge, made a big effort to visit lots of bloggers today and give my support.

April 15th – Delivered 3 boxes of items to the charity shop. Read Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant

April 16th – Picked up loads of litter on a morning walk. Today I’m reading Cupids’ Way by Joanne Phillips.

April 17th – We have friends coming over this afternoon, so I’ve baked a cake and nagged the kids to help with housework. In fact while I nipped into town and pocked up litter on the way home, they’d cleaned and tidied the lounge. Am reading Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster, book one in a new NA series.

April 18th – My friend asked me to help out with a book review and I read James Bone and the Italian Job by Frank Bell a children’s book about secret agent animals. Began reading The Family Trap by Joanne Phillips last evening.

This is it, my final post to end my challenge, which began two years ago as a two week test to see it I could take up the challenge, then it moved to a year and then two years. It’s been an amazing experience and opened my eyes to wonderful everyday opportunities to make my world a better place to live in and to send out ripples into the lives of others who touch mine with friendship or as strangers.