The Single Mums’ Book Club
Three friends, three single mums, one quest to find love…
It’s 8:30am and I’m already utterly exhausted. My son has lost his football boots, my daughter is ready for school dressed only in her vest and knickers, and of course, my 1-year-old has filled his nappy for what feels like the tenth time this morning.
As for my husband? He’s decided marriage doesn’t suit him, and well… buggered off.
All hope of ‘me time’ has but dwindled to sipping half a glass of wine whilst shouting after the kids. But everything is about to change.
I’m taking control of my life! I’ve joined… a book club.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Wow… live a little.’ But my fellow book clubbers, Amanda and Janey, are my lifelines. They understand the daily struggle because they’re mothers too.
And in between the prosecco, Doritos and googling everything about Mr Darcy on SparkNotes, they’ve convinced me to go on a date with my boss.
A single mum of three looking for romance… what could possibly go wrong?
A gloriously funny and relatable read for anyone who just needs a little more ‘me time’. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? will snort with laughter at this utterly hilarious and heart-warming read.
This is one of those feel good, heart warming reads that you easily lose yourself within.
Steph is a brilliant Mum, but she does suffer with a huge case of ‘mum guilt’, something I am sure a lot of mothers out there can easily relate to. She is putting everything in to keeping her family happy and making sure things run smoothly, that she has certainly neglected herself and her own needs. She is rather isolated, and feels utterly alone – and following a chance encounter with some of her neighbours, she makes the life changing decision to start up a book club.
This is where we meet Janey and Amanda, the other members of the book club. As these women get together to share their thoughts on the books they are reading, a bond forms between them that changes Steph’s life for the better. Her confidence begins to grow with every encounter, and with the support of her new friends, Steph finds herself taking a huge step in her life as she takes on a job in the veterinary practice across town. Then we meet Edward, the rather awkward, yet charming Vet, who shows Steph that there are in fact some decent men out there, and shows her how capable she is as a person.
I loved everything about this book. Victoria Cooke always manages to combine the perfect mixture of humour and emotion in her novels, providing you with a story that really captures your heart. The characters in this book are so likeable, and at many points relatable. Steph is a strong woman with a big heart, who will do anything for those she cares for. The love and devotion she has for her children comes above everything else for her, and this made her all the more endearing.
The friendships that formed between Steph, Janey and Amanda was so lovely to follow. Each of these women had their own obstacles in life to overcome, but they supported one another throughout, and offered advice and compassion when needed too
A beautiful, humorous story that explored the importance of friendship and realising your own self worth. This was such a gorgeous story, I loved everything about this book.
About the Author
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.
Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018 and her debut, The Secret fo Falling in Love was optioned in 2020.
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