Written by Fiona Perrin
No-one said being a single mum would be easy…
Everyone knows that being a single mother means having no time to yourself. But for Callie Brown, its more exhausting than most. She’s juggling the needs of three teenage children, two live-in parents, a raffish ex-husband, and a dog who never stops eating.
The last thing Callie needs is anything more on her plate. So when she bumps (quite literally) into a handsome, age-appropriate cyclist, she’s quick to dismiss him from her life.
After all, if she doesn’t have time to brush her hair in the morning, she certainly doesn’t have time to fall in love…
Funny, heartwarming and oh-so-true, this is a novel about motherhood, families, and life after divorce, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Allison Pearson.
Simply Superb Read!
A sumptuous read about a woman struggling to hold it all together while all around her take it for granted that she’ll succeed . . .
Callie is on her way home with the makings of dinner for the three teenage children waiting for her, fully expecting her elderly parents to put in an appearance in time for the meal being dished up. With a sudden collision as she crosses the road, life takes an unexpected turn, bringing forth some feelings Callie has kept buried for quite some time, always putting everyone else first before herself.
This is a delicious tale which has nailed the life of a single mother bang on. Describing the endless cycle of work, children, home and responsibilities, the person trying to be in control of it all always falls to the bottom of the list. Callie does, however, have some excellent friends who are always there for her in times of trouble. This is a very entertaining novel – not without a bit of angst and worry, but then anyone who has lived with teenagers is aware they come with their very own package of ups and downs! Well structured, attractively written and so easy to read – I just flew through it! Fiona Perrin is an author always worth reading, and this is a fantastic addition to her novels. The book cover is marvellous – absolutely perfect for what you can expect to find inside! A simply superb read, one I enjoyed very much and which has definitely earned every one of the five stars I’m more than happy to give it.
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley, and in particular to Victoria Joss for my place on this Blog Tour. All stated opinions, as always, are entirely my own.
- Format: ebook
- Size: 865KB
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 11 July 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
Meet The Author
Fiona Perrin was a journalist and copywriter before building a career as a sales and marketing director in industry. Having always writtenn, she completed the Curtis Brown Creative Writing course before writing The Story After Us. Fiona grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of The Lizard peninsula.