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The Not So Perfect Mother by Kerry Fisher @KerryFSwayne @bookouture #BookReview

Busy book day! Another book I am delighted to be on the blog blitz for today! Many thanks to Kim for the invitation and to Kerry Fisher for the laughs😂😍

From Amazon chart bestseller Kerry Fisher comes a hilarious and straight-talking read for anyone who has ever despaired at the politics of the school playground…

Maia is a cleaner for ladies who lunch. With mops and buckets in tow, she spends her days dashing from house to house clearing up after them, as they rush from one exhausting pilates class to the next.

But an unusual inheritance changes the lives of Maia and her children, as they join the highly exclusive world of Stirling Hall School – a place where no child can survive without organic apricots and no woman goes a week without a manicure.

As Maia and her children try to settle into their new life, Maia is gradually drawn to the one man who can help her family fit in: Mr. Peters, a teacher at Stirling Hall School. But is his interest in her purely professional? And will it win her any favors at the school gate?

The Not So Perfect Mother is a laugh-out-loud-funny and romantic Cinderella story with a twist. Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin, Jennifer Weiner and Sophie Kinsella.

~My Review~

4 “The Struggle IS Real” Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a fun, laugh out loud, real book with all the feels…. I picked this book up late one night with the intent just to read a couple chapters before bed and I ended up staying up and finishing it… it was just so much fun and I needed to know what was going to happen…. I do live in such a different environment than this book took place in, nobody gets out of the car when they pick up their kids, so no judgment! And if there is, nobody really knows about it…. now that I think of it when my kids were in elementary school I picked them up from the bus stop and it was just me and our neighbors housekeeper who didn’t speak English, so maybe she was judging me, I’ll never know….

Maia is a working woman trying to navigate her way in a upper class world…. she really wants a better life for her kids and is willing to grin and bear it through all the snobbery…. thank goodness for Clover… she was just the friend you would want in this situation and I loved the friendship between Maia and her… Who I did not like at all was Maia’s husband what a tool… I thought it was so adorable when the charming Mr. peters entered the picture… although I think Maia could’ve made some better choices when it came to starting that relationship… BUT I won’t judge like the women at the school drop off…

There were so many hilarious laugh out loud moments in this book and it counterbalanced the sadder moments…. Love a book that can make you both laugh and cry… and we even got a little bit of an unexpected twist at the end…

Recommend when you are in the mood for a fun quick read with lots of laughs and a few tears…

*** thank you so much to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

Born in Peterborough, UK, Kerry Fisher studied French and Italian at Bath University, followed by several years working as an English teacher in Corsica and Spain before topping the dizzying heights of holiday rep and grape picker in Tuscany. She eventually succumbed to ‘getting a proper job’ and returned to England to study Periodical Journalism at City University. After two years working at Essentials magazine in London, love carried her off to the wilds of the West Pennine moors near Bolton. She now lives in Surrey with her husband (of whisking off to Bolton fame) and two teenagers. She has a very naughty lab/schnauzer called Poppy, which leads to many mortifying moments of whistling and waving pieces of chicken while the dog practises her ‘talk to the tail’.

Kerry spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s but it wasn’t until she took some online courses with the UCLA that the dream started to morph into reality when her debut, The School Gate Survival Guide, was picked up by HarperCollins.

Enjoy the day, Berit💛


We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books 💕📚

17 thoughts on “The Not So Perfect Mother by Kerry Fisher @KerryFSwayne @bookouture #BookReview

  1. Wonderful review, Berit. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this one. I already like Maia and hate her husband just from reading your review 🙂 I can’t wait to read the books soon!

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