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A fun humorous read. This book made me laugh at times, smirk at some and snort at the others (all these words are credited to Empress DJ, her grasp over the vocabulary makes me green with envy). An emotive, honest story about single parenting.
Callie was knocked down on the street by a delivery man as he couldn’t see her. That was a literal knock to her head which made her realize that she was invisible to everyone in her life. She decided to take control over her life, just one step at a time.
My first book by Fiona Perrin, a fast read it was. I could finish it in one sitting. I loved the way Callie’s life was shown with her twin daughters, her sorta adopted son, her work, and old parents. And the stinky dog. It was like a rush hour every day.
No book is complete without a romance or two. And she did find her suitors, the one who knocked her down and is her neighbor, other is a mentor to daughter. A hurried makeout session leading to a crisis with her son, and the friends and supporters who stood by her made Callie realize how much she was needed. She was visible.
This was a book on family and the deep bonds of love which tied them together. Fiona’s writing brought out emotions in an easy to read manner. The drama in the characters’ life made it a fun read without going too much over the top. I could race through this in a couple of hours. An easy-breezy read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Fiona Perrin was a journalist and copywriter before building a career as a sales and marketing director in industry. Having always written, she completed the Curtis Brown Creative Writing course before writing The Story After Us. Fiona grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of The Lizard peninsula.
No-one said being a single mum would be easy…
Everyone knows that being a single mother means having no time to yourself. But for Callie Brown, its more exhausting than most. She’s juggling the needs of three teenage children, two live-in parents, a raffish ex-husband, and a dog who never stops eating.
The last thing Callie needs is anything more on her plate. So when she bumps (quite literally) into a handsome, age-appropriate cyclist, she’s quick to dismiss him from her life. After all, if she doesn’t have time to brush her hair in the morning, she certainly doesn’t have time to fall in love…
Publication Date: 11th July 2019