1 March 2016

Reflections by Eleanor Smythe Blog Tour

Genre: Contemporary fiction, Whodunnit.
Release Date: 1st December 2015
Sally must deal with the grief of losing her father, a man she knew very little about. After the funeral she takes time out to be alone and reflect on her life. 
To find out the truth about him, she first has to make amends with her estranged mother and half-sisters, who she hasn’t spoken to for almost twenty years. 
In the meantime, Mr Leriche from Interpol opens a fascinating old case file, about a stolen painting potentially worth millions. Before long Sally finds herself in the middle of a criminal investigation. Having discovered she is the sole beneficiary to her father’s estate, she must decide whether to develop the business or walk away. 

Reflections is an emotional journey.

My Thoughts

This is my first book by Eleanor Smythe after seeing lots of good reviews for this I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. 

This is a sad and emotional story about Sally who has to deal with the grief and loss of her father having know very little about him. To find out the truth about him, she first has to make amends with her estranged mother and half sisters, who she hasn’t spoken to for almost twenty years. sally finds herself in the middle of a crime investigation after Mr Leriche from Interpol opens up a old case file about a missing painting .Having discovered she is the sole beneficiary to her father’s estate, she must decide whether to develop the business or walk away. 

The story itself is unique and I have to say that Eleanor has tackled the emotions of Sally's grief extremely well, I can only imagine how hard this subject must be to write. And with Sally making wrong decisions is this understandable with the pain and hurt she is going through. This is a family saga with the added Crime mystery element. Being a massive crime fan and reading the Blurb I feel like I was expecting more. I also felt that something was missing. Over all it is very well written and I found that I flew through this book has I read it in one sitting. But unfortunately there was no OMG moment for me which I like in a book. I did found it a very emotional Journey, so it just didn't do it for me. So for that reason I am giving it 3.5 stars

Thank you to Brook Cottage Books for a copy in exchange for a honest review



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ABOUT ELEANOR SMYTHE
Eleanor Smythe was born in the east end of London but struggles to call it home as she moved away in her teens, and continued to live in various parts of the UK. After raising four sons, she went on to obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy. Although she took the opportunity to work in various medical settings, her greatest passion was working with clients within the community, where she claims real life takes place. 
Now retired and living primarily in Portugal Eleanor has more time to pursue her love of writing. Always intrigued by the way in which individuals cope with life's challenges and how they overcome the twists and turns of life, her stories embrace inner emotional turmoil that her characters might feel. They are brought to life by showing humour, tragedy, conflict, betrayal and emotions that many of us face daily. 
Her debut book, The Other Side of Town continues to receive positive reviews while her second book, Reflections, was recently released. 
Eleanor and her husband’s love of travel has led to the recent acquisition of ‘Dolly the Camper Van’. Dolly will enable them to pursue their individual hobbies of fishing and writing in new and exciting environments. Eleanor will be blogging about their adventures as well as inviting others to share their own.


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3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Reflections. I appreciate all reviews given. As I consider myself a newbie writer, it's feed back that will enable me to improve and develop my skills, so big thank you.

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  2. you're very welcome Eleanor and good luck xx

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  3. you're very welcome Eleanor and good luck xx

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