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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’

All at Sea by Gemma Roman #Review

It is great to support books which are independently published so I am delighted to feature All at Sea today. In fact, this is the first day of the blog tour to celebrate this novella by Gemma Roman.

Alice is young, in love and living on the Cornish coast. Life should be perfect. But Alice is about to meet someone who will make her question everything.

                                                                                     My Thoughts

This novella of 170 pages is a quick and entertaining read which nevertheless shows the complexity of relationships. Alice's life is thrown into turmoil when she meets a newcomer to her home town and this has a ripple effect on several others. One of the interesting aspects of Alice's character is how she is a mixture of conformity and recklessness. She loves her home town and needs to stay close to her family and friends who she has known all her life. Yet there is an unfulfilled aspect to her as well. 

    You also get to see the events from two others' perspectives ie Kai and Mia which adds interest and gives you a 360 degree look at the situation. Alice is not the only one who is confused by their feelings and unsure how to get what they want. Kai craves for stability and permanence. The style of writing is fairly intense as you hear the characters' thoughts and insecurities. This is the first of a series of novellas set in Cornwall and the sea and the environment are linked throughout. 

In short: Feelings are questioned and assumptions overturned.

                                                                              About the Author

“I'm Gemma Roman.

I have pretty much always been a bookworm.

I always loved reading, writing and the creative arts, and also enjoyed dancing which led me to study for a degree in Dance Studies when I was at University. Following graduation, I worked in retail and became interested in the wealth of characters that I came across daily while working in customer service. 
I'd had a few ideas rumbling around in my head for a while, and so spent a few years writing my first novel in my spare time. I finally managed to release it in June 2016, and am now planning for the release of my new book 'All At Sea', which is due out in 2019.
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You can read my review of  The Years of Us here.
Book link: Amazon UK 
Thanks to Gemma Roman and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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