Sunday, 19 June 2011

Review - All That Mullarkey by Sue Moorcroft

I’m still utterly gobsmacked at the fact that I thought I was a big reader before I started reviewing books, yet there were still loads of amazing authors I hadn’t discovered.   I’m now thrilled that I have learned about some of these wonderful writers although I have a feeling there’s still many more out there that I’ve yet to uncover! 

I’ve never read anything by Sue Moorcroft before, but I’ll definitely be looking for her other books after reading All That Mullarkey!  This is a tale of Cleo & Gav & Justin!  Written in two parts, in part one Cleo thinks all is ok in her world although her husband Gav does try to tell her what she can and can’t do once too often and she defies him - because she can!  He goes too far one night and in rebelliousness, she goes out and pulls gorgeous and single Justin in a club and spends the night with him with life changing consequences.  The story has many twists and turns and leaves you wondering what on earth is going to happen in the end.  The second part of the book is written in a wonderful way describing the all consuming love that a mother has for her child.  She made me feel the same emotions and love that I have for my son and reminded me how wonderful the amazing gift of a child is.

Sue is a great writer and in this book has created very down to earth, genuine and delightfully likable characters whose lives you become drawn into.  Sue writes in a bright, sparky and enjoyable way that makes this book a pleasure to read and one that you don’t really want to put down. 

Sue was born in Germany and from an army family moved to Cyprus & Malta which is Sue's most favourite place in the world.  She now lives in Northamptonshire working as a full time writer, a creative writing tutor, a competition judge and is a massive fan of Formula 1 racing.   Her website can be found at


Janice Horton said...

I've had this book on my Kindle TBR list for ages - so was interested to read your review, Kim ('cos I know you don't do 'spoilers'). Now I intent to read this book sooner rather than later. Thanks for the review.

Sue, if you read this, best wishes.

Janice xx

Sue Moorcroft said...

Thank you, Kim, for such a great review. :-) I always fall in love with my heroes, and Justin was certainly no exception. I was also very well taken with Cleo. She came from a woman I saw in a makeover article in a magazine. Everyone else looked overawed and she looked as if she didn't give a monkey's cuss what anybody thought!

And thank you, Janice, for your kind wishes. I hope you enjoy ATM when you read it. It's catching up with 'Starting Over' in the Kindle charts, at the moment, so maybe people are reading SO and then going on to ATM?

Sue x

Pukkapad said...

I'd definitely recommend getting your hands on a copy of Starting Over. I read it a few months ago now, and I'm still very much in love with Ratty!!