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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Mum Who'd Had Enough by Fiona Gibson



This is a fun read, light hearted in parts but it is also a very serious subject handled very nicely.
It is also very realistic, brings home a lot of truths which many of us may not want to face.

People get married, they have a family. Seemingly settled, each in their own career whether home making or high powered both men and women as this is a modern book but after sometime does a shade of complacency creep in? It may in some people be shrugged off as part of life but in Sinead's case it was not so and one day over a simply innocuous act of her husband Nate not putting out the mouse traps despite repeated reminders, it all boils over. Everyone has had that catalyst!

Nate is confounded by the fact that Sinead has walked out. She has also left him a hand written list of shortcomings on his part (sadly no good points) and he genuinely does not know what to make of it. He is very much in love with his wife and just does not get it, till friends and companions gently point out to him that this could be a wake up call, to mend his ways to get his wife back.

Venturing out into fields unknown Nate genuinely tries and a reconciliation seems on the cards. Sadly it does not go to plan but this book was very good both in its plot and characterization and you certainly did not feel left out or down.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Avon Books UK.

7 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I like when an ending isn't predictable. Sounds like a good one - and a bit emotional.

bermudaonion said...

I think a lot of women have felt that way at times. I hope the reconciliation did eventually work out.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one! So true to real life situations. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a good one. Great review.

Vicki said...

I like that this book seems "real". I always want to hear that couples reconcile, unless the cause of the split was really bad.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like a great book--true to life and entertaining at the same time. I will have to give this one a try! Thanks for your great review, Mystica.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I definitely am up for a "fun" read like this one. Thanks for the review!