Book Review

Book Review

Sometimes life deals you a hand that only laughter and tears can deal with and luckily for me this book came along just as I needed a bit of both, it is heartfelt and funny and so very accurate!

What I enjoyed most was how frank the writing was, while it was easy to read and kind it also didn’t shy away from the deeper feelings that many parents experience but are often too afraid to talk about. The humour makes the topics much easier to handle and although you laugh a lot while reading (may not suit public transport) you are also quite likely to shed a few tears…

It feels appropriate to share a book about a missing sex life on Valentine’s Day! It’s something most new parents have struggled with, the energy required to care for children and manage an intimate relationship is usually takes more than the energy available and as young children cannot exist without help, they will always ‘win’ … many relationships don’t weather the storms of early parenting and I think this topic is really relevant and important.

When I lecturing in Personal Development I wrote and delivered a number of courses on building, maintaining and enriching relationships – it’s something that can be hard work and it is, of course, very personal so we often don’t want to open up about our own realities behind closed doors. I truly hope that this fun and engaging book might spark a few conversations that will allow people to open up and share and support each other…

An utterly hilarious and unmissable novel for anyone who has ever felt like they spend more time washing the dishes than getting lucky. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and The Unmumsy Mum, and rom-coms by Sophie Ranald and Sophie Kinsella, will ugly laugh at this gloriously funny and relatable read. 

Kristen Bailey is a Mother-of-four, gin-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She has had short fiction published in several publications including Mslexia & Riptide. Her first two novels, Souper Mum and Second Helpings were published in 2016. In 2019, she was long listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and has since joined the Bookouture family. She hopes her novels have fresh and funny things to say about modern life, love and family.

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