Fun, selfless and beautiful – well, that’s what Louisa Johnson thinks about herself.
Her family is less inclined to agree. Annoying, pushy and completely spoilt are other descriptions that spring to mind.
But what happens when your children aren’t grateful for all the interference…ahem, help and guidance over the years? What happens when even her long-suffering husband’s had enough of his demanding, high-maintenance wife?
When secrets finally come back to haunt her and her not so perfect life is thrown into chaos, will the reigning queen of melodrama make things right before they go oh so wrong? Or is this the perfect opportunity to relive all those wasted years stuck at home as an underappreciated mother and housewife?
Follow Louisa’s emotional rollercoaster of a life as she contends with disgruntled family members, a strange obsession with an 80’s pop star, and a hilarious encounter with a dose of reality when she least expects it.
A Fabulous Fun Read!
So you think you’ve got the mother or mother-in-law from hell? Believe me, she’s got nothing on this one!
Louisa considers herself to be a young, fun mum. Fortunately, her husband loves her. Unfortunately, she has managed to alienate her three children with her overbearing matter and constant interference in their lives; this lady makes helicopter mums seem lazy and laid back . . .
What a fun read! Oh, how I sympathised with the kids! With chapters from different characters, we catch up on the then and now – and it’s extremely entertaining! With a great story and fabulous dramatisation, I just loved everything about this book and, may I say, Gregory deserves the status of Saint! I cringed, I giggled, I almost cried (with laughter) and it really brightened my day. A fantastic, fun novel, and one I’m happy to recommend to all those who enjoy the lighter side of life. 4.5* stars, and worth every one of them!
My thanks to the author for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humour, women’s fiction
L M Barrett is a British writer currently living in Spain with her husband and two children.
Pretend hobbies are skiing, cycling, swimming and learning Spanish. Real hobbies are looking at a laptop screen all day and enjoying the views from the local beach with a glass (or three) of the cheap, local red wine in the evening.
Her stories are all highly entertaining and fast-paced. So please take a look at them.
Lorraine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for any comments or questions, find out more at her website.