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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’

Ten Things my Husband Hated by Pauline Wiles #Review

I am pleased to be taking part in the celebrations for Pauline Wiles' Saffron Sweeting novel, Ten Things my Husband Hated. 
Maggie Moone is happily divorced.

And with her talent for fixing things, she’s perfectly content with her mundane life in the sleepy English village of Saffron Sweeting. That is, until one humiliating March evening when she learns everyone else assumes she’d love to mend her broken marriage.

Determined to prove them wrong, Maggie and her friends concoct a list of ten ways to assert her independence and live large. But her mission to move on leads to unexpected encounters, and Maggie soon finds herself mixing business with pleasure. Is the attractive young Irishman just another item on her list, or is he something more?

Before long, unresolved issues from her past begin to clash, and Maggie is forced to wonder if antagonising her ex-husband was such a stellar idea.

No sooner does she begin to understand what’s important to her, than she stands to lose everything that truly matters.

This is the fourth in the collection of Saffron Sweeting romantic comedies, which can be read in any order. If you like gentle British humour and deliciously resilient heroines, you’ll love Ten Things My Husband Hated.

My Thoughts

This is the first of Pauline's Saffron Sweeting novels which I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maggie Moone is such a likeable character with a gentle sense of humour and a can-do attitude. She does at times lack a little self awareness but nevertheless, you find yourself hoping that she will get her heart's desire.

    Learning to go out to get what you want in life and trying not to hark back to the past in a negative way are lessons to be learnt during the course of the story. Through Maggie's work, you get to meet some village inhabitants who are a little idiosyncratic, albeit in a charming way. I loved Finn's grandmother and friends at the Bingo! This is a heartwarming story which has a lovely sense of humour and some touching, inclusive moments.

In short: An uplifting look at village life.

About the Author

British by birth, Pauline is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes.

Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, reached the quarter final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Three further books set in the same village are now available, along with a collection of short stories and Indie With Ease, a self-help guide for other self-published authors.

When not writing, Pauline can be found pondering how many miles she has to run to justify an extra piece of cake. She’s also fond of daydreaming about flying herself and a reader to London for tea.

You can follow Pauline here: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Website

Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Pauline Wiles and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  

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  1. Many thanks for reading and reviewing! I'm so glad you liked the bingo crowd; I enjoyed writing the scenes with them.


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