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The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club by Nina Manning #Review

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the publication of Nina Manning's The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club . It was published by Boldwood Books on September 26th.     Whatever the question, the answer is wine! They’ve swapped the dark and lonely baby days for school gate chaos, but Aisha, Sophy and Mel are discovering that there are new parenting pitfalls just waiting for them… Influencer Sophy, is trying to keep on top of home and work life but is finding it all a bit tough! Everyone thinks she’s living her best life, but the pressure to maintain perfection at the school gates when all she wants to do is cry, is taking its toll on Sophy. Aisha doesn’t know what to do with all her spare time now her twins are at school. Maybe it’s time to focus on herself and the dreams she’s put on hold? But when her mum suddenly begins to feel unwell, Aisha has to rethink everything. And when Mel is offered a chance to live her dream, she grabs it with both hands. But there’

The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert ** Blog Tour Review**

 Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Jane Lambert's The Start of Something Wonderful. It was originally published as Learning to Fly but here is your opportunity to read it under its new title under HQDigital.
It’s never too late to follow your dreams…

Forty-year-old air stewardess, Emily Forsyth, thought she had everything a woman could wish for: a glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, a designer wardrobe and a dishy pilot boyfriend.

Until she realises he’s cheating on her…

Catapulted into a mid-life crisis she wishes she’d had earlier, she decides to turn her life upside-down, quitting her job and instead beginning to chase her long-held dreams of becoming an actress!

Leaving the skies behind her, Emily heads for the bright lights of London’s West End – but is it too late to reach for the stars?

My Thoughts

When I read the Jane's bio, I realised that she has used so much of her life experience in creating this story. That is probably why it feels credible. So many of the background details will be spot on. In a way both roles of cabin crew and actor involve putting a different face towards the public from your private one. Although it has romance at its core, there is more to the story than that. It deals with taking a leap into the unknown, grasping second chances and being bluntly honest with yourself as to the price that must be paid if you follow your dreams.

    I found Emily to be a sympathetic central character. Full of witty  and wry comments, she blags her way through her early acting roles and proves herself to be resilient in never giving up. The excrutiating auditions she has to go through provide real humour and there is a warmth in her friendships that makes it a heart-warming read, even if everything does not work out quite as you imagine it will. It would be lovely to find out what happens next- hopefully this is not the last we will see of Emily. 

In short: A humorous look at the life of a jobbing actress, which makes you see how important it is to live in the here and now.

About the Author

 Jane taught English in Vienna then travelled the world as cabin crew, before making the life-changing decision to become an actor in her mid-thirties. She has appeared in "Calendar Girls", "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" and "Deathtrap" in London's West End. "Learning to Fly" is her debut novel. 

You can follow Jane here: Twitter 
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Book links: Amazon UK

Thanks to Jane Lambert for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review The Start of Something Wonderful. I love your blog and feel very privileged to have my book and my personal story featured here x


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