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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’

Tell Me a Secret by Jane Fallon ** Blog Tour Review**

 We  are starting off the New Year with an engrossing novel by Jane Fallon, Tell Me a Secret, which is due to be published on 10th January 2019. I am delighted to be on the first day of the tour for this bestselling author.

Holly is feeling on top of the world - celebrating a new promotion and dying to pop the champagne with her best friend Roz. But is Holly just imagining things, or is Roz - who supported her every step of the way - not as happy for her as she should be?

Something about Roz's behaviour doesn't add up. And soon Holly has the sneaking suspicion that there's a target on her back. Has someone been playing dirty in a war Holly didn't know she was fighting? And is Roz more tangled up in this than she'll admit?

Only one woman can be left standing - but will the best woman win?

My Thoughts
This has proved to be a great book to kick off my reading for the new year. It kept me interested throughout, with its varied plotting and great characters. I particularly felt for Roz as the truth of what had been happening slowly began to dawn on her. She isn't someone who has had a charmed career and you realise that as she has matured, she has got a little set in her ways. Having to share her home is a really difficult thing for her to do. You do come to root for her and want her to succeed in her new role. Parallels between Roz and her daughter are there to see, as well. 

    In some ways, this novel is about friendship and who you can actually trust. Is the person you perceive actually the truth for each of the characters? Not always, we find, as the story develops. There is plenty to recognise in this novel of office politics, deceit and in contrast, loyalty. It is a light but enjoyable read which keeps you involved, with its humorous touches and swiftly moving plot.

In short: Machinations abound in this tale of friendship and deceit.
About the author

Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do Before You're 30. Her books include Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us and My Sweet Revenge.
 You can find more information here: Website  |  Twitter 

Book link:  Amazon UK

Thanks to Jane Fallon and Jenny Platt of Penguin Random House for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!



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