Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Book Club - Blog Style. Take 8!

It has been a hot ass minute since I have done a book post, all the way back in July to be precise!
This doesn't make much sense to me as I am a totally bookworm and any free time I can conjure up, which really isn't often, (Its usually half an hour in bed before I go to sleep) is spent reading. For example in the past two weeks I have got through eight books. So why not share the books I have read and loved with the world?

The one I finished the most recently was 'The Not So Perfect Mum' by Kerry Fisher.

This story is centred around Maia, a cleaner who bursts her ass trying to give her kids Bronte and Harley a perfect life. Which isn't the easiest when lay about partner Colin, refuses to offer any hand and refuses to look hard for a job.

When one of Maia's clients dies, Maia discovers that the professor who passes, has left her quite the deal in her will - the chance to send her children to the highly sot-after and equally expensive £24000 a term school, Stirling Hall.

Maia is sceptical at first a she is worried about the kids fitting in with the higher class pupils, the hidden expenses of private school and the lack of support from Colin but with the thought of her children having a better life than she does, Maia takes the plunge and enrols them in Stirling Hall. Much to Colin and neighbour/friend Sandy's dismay.

When the children start school, Maia is thrust into a new life off trust funs and marrying well. Maia fortunately finds a great friend in one of the mums Clover and a supportive ear of teacher Mr Peters who both want well for Maia and believe she deserves better that what she has.

Circumstances including the great lay about Colin getting too aggressive with Maia, makes her doubt if she has done the right thing, especially with bailiffs on her tail. Mr Peters turns out to be a great confideont and truly cares about Maia and her kids. Something she hasn't experienced for a long time.

When more news reaches Maia, she can finally let go off everything that has been dragging her down over the years and start doing things for herself and not everyone else.

I truly loved this book, it isn't your usual lovey dovey chick lit and I think that may be why I loved it so much. I really admired Maia and how she believed in herself so much when the world hadn't been the kindest, plus she is a true and loyal friend which can't be said for some of the others. The feelings I had towards Colin were unnatural seeing as he is fiction, but that shows just how beautifully Fisher has wrote these characters. I read this in a day on Sunday as I couldn't put it down which never usually happens to me as I always have so much to do. Then when I finished it I was smiling from ear to ear and Sam had to ask me what was wrong! I had never read anything by Fisher before but now I am definitely going to be picking up more of her work!

Have you guys read this book? Or do you recommend any you think I might like?
Let me know!
G x

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