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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’

Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow #Review

I am so happy to be on the tour to celebrate the second in Christie Barlow's  Love Heart Lane series, Foxglove Farm. It can be read as a standalone. You can read my review of the first in the series, Love Heart Lane, here.

Return to Love Heart Lane for friendship, romance and a community who will be be there for you no matter what…

Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.

But, new mum Isla is struggling.  She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.

When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.

Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm?  And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?


My Thoughts
The community at Love Heart Lane welcomes you back in this feelgood story. It is lovely to meet up with the characters again and to find out more about Isla and Drew's life. It takes time to get to the reason behind their arguments and along the way there are some obstacles to overcome. Behind the story you realise that there are some serious issues to deal with. The story may have a cosy feel but some parts of life are difficult and can't be avoided. 
    There are also some humorous touches throughout the story. The characters are all well drawn and relatable and you get to see how the generations relate to each other. Isla's relationship with her grandmother may have its ups and downs but you get a real sense of family and belonging as well.
In short: A story to delight the reader.

About the Author
Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty's Countryside Dream, Lizzie's Christmas Escape, Evie's Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat of a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia.
Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.
You can follow Christie here: Website   |  Twitter   |   Facebook
Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  
Thanks to Christe Barlow, Harper Impulse and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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