The Juggle by Emma Murray. #BlogTour

The Juggle

‘Clever, wise and achingly funny.’ Cathy Kelly

‘You can have it all,’ they said. ‘Happy children, happy marriage, great career – no problem,’ they said…

Mother-of-one Saoirse is just about holding it all together – combining part time work with the school run, while her husband David gets to focus on his career. But when David loses his job, everything has to change.

With no hesitation, Saoirse suggests she takes on the role of main breadwinner. After all, how hard can it be? And when a new client offers her a life-changing sum of money, Saoirse can look the other over-achieving Woodvale school-run mums in the eye with pride.

But there’s a problem with keeping too many balls in the air – eventually one is bound to drop. And when that happens – well, who knows what the consequences could be…

Laugh-out-loud funny, achingly relatable, but with a heart of gold, and warmth running through every page. This is the perfect read for anyone who has way too many balls in the air! The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life…

My Thoughts


As soon as I read the description for this book, it instantly caught my interest. After reading and really enjoying Time Out by Emma Murray, I couldn’t wait to get started on this one.

I really loved the character Saoirse. Her personality was so wonderful and realistic, along with her having a true strength within her, we get to see her at the moments that are also filled with self-doubt. Her daughter Anna is now four years old and is a beautiful, humorous character who really adds a sense of joy to the story, and of course to Saoirse.

As Saoirse and David both face their own struggles, will they be able to work together to give Anna the life they so desperately want for her, or will it push them apart?.

I truly enjoyed reading this book and diving back into the world of Saoirse and her family as she juggles motherhood, her family and other loyalties. This book flowed beautifully, and as a mother myself I could really relate to her on many levels as this story progressed.

All of the characters were wonderfully unique and added so much to the story, as every interaction showed a different side to peoples personalities. The storyline was well constructed and had a lot of context to keep you needing to read to the very end. A really enjoyable read.

To purchase your own copy of this book you can do so here

*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books and Emma Murray for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.*

Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghost-writer, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.

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