‘It’s just a phase,’ they said. ‘These are the happiest years of your life,’ they said…
Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy – thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna.
Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isn’t helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane.
When Saoirse’s agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a ‘warts and all’ account of being a mother without giving away what it’s really like?
Laugh-out-loud funny, painfully well-observed, but with an unmistakable warmth and unforgettable characters, this is the perfect antidote to all those parenting bibles that bear absolutely no relation to real life. The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life…
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it was very funny in places – just what I needed, after a rubbish day at work, it was the perfect pick me up!
The plotline was well developed and I thought that the characters were great, they were genuine, witty and funny and I loved reading about their exploits! I have a two year old so can’t help thinking that I have all of this to come… well hopefully not all of it!!
Loved the way that the author chose to tell the story too with the flashbacks. It is 4 stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed it and it is definitely one I will be recommending!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghostwriter, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.
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