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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’

Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland #Review


We are returning to Hedgehog Hollow,  Whitsborough Bay and its environs for Jessica Redland's Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow. This is the penultimate book in her Hedgehog Hollow series, although we may call by from time to time in the future.

 Samantha has a secret. Returning home from her dream honeymoon to the normality of running her beloved Hedgehog Hollow rescue centre, she's ready for the next chapter of her life with Josh. Or is she? Samantha is hiding something which could forever change the dreams they shared and bring their happy ever after crashing to the ground.

Lauren has given up on love. Twenty-six years ago the love of her life, Shaun, left her a note and was never seen again. Two painful divorces later she still can't face opening up to anyone. But little does Lauren know that the closure she's dreamt of for all these years may be closer than she thinks, and perhaps the only way to let new love in is to forgive and forget.

Samantha and Lauren will need the love and support from the Hedgehog Hollow family more than ever. After all, some dreams are worth chasing...

My Thoughts

 In this fifth addition to the series, the characters seem to have moved on a little. Samantha and Josh have had their dream wedding and the honeymoon over, arrive back to the daily problems at the hedgehog rescue centre. However, you do feel that life moves on and their ideas about how the centre is going to evolve in the future gradually take shape. Nothing is standing still. They also have to work out how their family is going to be in the future which is not straightforward.

The main focus of the story is Lauren, who is facing a major upheaval at work. She also meets someone who is bound up in all the changes and is struggling to come to terms with the end of her marriage. In addition to any romance, there are some serious issues in the background and some sad moments to face. I can't wait to see how the series ends and how life pans out for the ever-increasing group of family and friends. Roll on Book 6!

In short: major life changing moments for friends and family

About the Author

Jessica Redland writes emotional but uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast where she lives with her husband, daughter and sprocker spaniel. Her Hedgehog Hollow series, set in a hedgehog rescue centre, takes readers into the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

You can read my reviews of others in the Hedgehog Hollow series here: Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow  |  New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow    |  Family Secrets at Hedgehog Hollow  |  A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow

You can follow Jessica here: Twitter   |  Facebook   |   Website 
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Book links: Amazon UK 
Thanks to Jessica Redland, Boldwood Books and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  
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  1. Thanks very much for joining the blog tour for Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow and sharing your review. Not long to wait until book 6!


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