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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’

An (Un)romantic Comedy by Phoebe MacLeod #Review #PublicationDay


I am thrilled to be taking part in the celebrations for An (Un)Romantic Comedy by Phoebe MacLeod. It is published today by Boldwood Books.

The course of true love never did run smooth, but with Phoebe MacLeod it always gets a chance. Perfect for fans of Jo Watson, Mhairi McFarlane and Portia MacIntosh.

The black sheep is coming home for her sister’s wedding.

One week with the whole family in one house.

What could possibly go wrong?

Poppy is a therapist. You’d think her parents would be proud. But Poppy is the type of therapist that makes her mother cringe - she helps people with their, ahem, bedroom problems…

Normally Poppy deals with her difficult family - two parents, one brother, a couple sisters and an assortment of nieces and nephews - by keeping a county or two between her and them. But with her little sister about to get married there’s no avoiding the week-long family holiday in Cornwall.

The trip was always going to be a catastrophe, but Poppy never imagined how much her family needed her professional skills… Nor did she expect to meet a sexy surfer on what was supposed to be the most unromantic holiday ever.

Can a nightmare holiday lead to the love of a lifetime?

 My Thoughts

This is a thoroughly entertaining read which fizzes along. There are some lively characters who all contribute to the story and Poppy’s family dynamics certainly add to the entertainment. Poppy herself is a likeable character and her sense of humour shines through. 

     Although Poppy usually keeps her family at arm’s length, she cannot help but get involved in each of their quandaries. Sometimes she needs to use her professional expertise. Not used to dealing with teenagers, she finds her nephews and nieces hard to pin down and an echo of her own sibling relationships. There is a gentle slow burn romance on the cards for Poppy but it is actually the humour that is found in the wedding preparations which sets the tone for this lively romcom. 

In short: friends, family, wedding madness and love 

About the Author

Phoebe MacLeod is the author of several popular laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. She mainly sets her books in her home county of Kent and her first new title for Boldwood will be published in November 2022. They will also be republishing her existing titles from August this year.

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Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Phoebe MacLeod, 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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