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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’

Strictly Come Dating by Kathryn Freeman #Review


 I always smile when I know there is a new Kathryn Freeman novel on release and here is another! Strictly Come Dating was published on 15th August by One More Chapter. 

Saturday nights are strictly for dancing…

As the glitter ball shimmers and sequins flash, forty-year-old Maggie remembers the pull of the dancefloor.  But now, as a newly divorced mum of two, Maggie’s certain her dancing days are over.  Or are they…?

Encouraged by her friends, Maggie dusts off her silver stilettoes and enrols for dancing classes, all she needs now is the perfect partner.

Enter Seb.  Young, carefree and hot as hell, Seb is definitely a perfect 10!  Even though everything about him is outrageously inappropriate! But as Seb sweeps her across the dancefloor every week, Maggie begins to see a new side to him; kind, caring, funny, strong.

And Maggie realises that he’s the only one she’d like to foxtrot with…perhaps even forever.

My Thoughts

This is a fun read which is well up to Kathryn Freeman's usual high standard of romcoms. It has a great range of characters, two central characters with all the chemistry you can hope for and a storyline which speeds along and is warm and uplifting. I enjoyed the fact that Maggie and Seb had a big age difference with all the questions that raised and which have to be worked through. 

    Maggie's two daughters add to the humour and the story has all the warmth of the programme Strictly Come Dancing itself. There is quite a contrast between Maggie and Seb, with age being the least of it. They are very different personalities at the beginning, with Maggie as the responsible, slightly straight-laced doctor and Seb seeming to drift through life. You begin to realise that he actually has more depth than that, with strong family ties, a social conscience and a desire to sort out his aims in life. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read with a satisfying ending and lots of fun along the way.

In short: Trip the light fantastic!

About the Author

A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.

I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers - and heroes come in many disguises.


You can read my review of Kathryn's books here: A Little Christmas Charm  |  Oh CrumbsA Little Christmas FaithCrikey a Bodyguard  |  Reach for a Star  |  Up Close and Personal 

You can follow Kathryn here:  Website  |  Facebook   |  Twitter

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

Thanks to Kathryn Freeman, One More Chapter and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 
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