Something Changed | Book Review (GIVEAWAY)

19 February 2018

Today I'm kicking off the blog tour of 'Something Changed' by Matthew Williams with a couple other bloggers. I cannot wait to share my thoughts, the author and what I experienced when reading this book. This is something very new to me; I've never really read anything quite like it before so stick around to hear my overall thoughts at the end of the post!

Order 'SOMETHING CHANGED' on Amazon here!


Life can change forever in a moment...

In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again?
In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the dark spectre of depression.
Hopes and fears, laughter and tears - all are encountered along the way to learning some important lessons about love, loss and life.

'Have you ever noticed how life's biggest lessons are also the most painful? Maybe that's just life's way of making sure we don't forget them...'


Matthew Williams is an author, blogger, speaker and coach. He lives in the North East of England with his two young children. Matthew is passionate about positive change and turning life's challenges into lessons for creating a better future. He hopes that by writing about his own experiences he will be able to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives.

Something Changed is Matthew's first book. More of his writing can be found at his blog Love, Laughter & Truth.


Matthew Williams has written a book with deep meaning; sharing his mentally enduring battle with depression, his story of coping with divorce and dating anecdotes. The section that really hit home for me was Williams story of depression; the beautifully worded poems scattered throughout the book are hard-hitting and I, for sure, empathised with some of Matthew's thoughts. Mental health is such a important topic to speak out about; the stigma behind it is being broken down day by day in modern society which I'm extremely happy about. It is lovely to see a man's perspective of how mental health can have a dramatic impact on one's life; most men seem to shy away from talking about these sort of topics but it was refreshing to see Matthew open up about his troubles, struggles and endless battles with himself. Completely tugged at my heart strings! Being able to empathise with someone else who has suffered mental health issues was also reassuring - you are not in this alone. Overall, I feel like is an essential read for those struggling to cope with divorce, anyone who is currently dating new people or has suffered mental health in the past. It is also a great read for those unsure of mental health and want a greater insight if someone close to you is currently suffering right now. Every chapter is a snippet of Matthew's thoughts or a mini story - approximately 5 pages maximum to a chapter so you can easily pick the book up for five minutes+ every day! To conclude, I am extremely impressed with 'Something Changed' and would highly recommend this story of complete and utter reality to everyone.


Fortunately, there will be a chance to win 2 x £10 Amazon giftcards and a copy of Matthew Williams 'Something Changed'. Fill in the Rafflecopter below to find out how to win - this competition is open internationally.

What is you favourite genre of book? Have you struggled with any of the issues Williams has opened up about?

Lots of love

1 comment

  1. Sounds pretty interesting! Would love to give this book a go actually. As if my TBR isn't long enough LOL



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