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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