Playgroups & Prosecco Book Review #gifted

I have to admit after becoming a dad to five children, reading a book was something that I could never find time to do. Thankfully three of my children have grown up so I now have a bit more time to do a few things for myself and that includes reading a book.

So when I was sent a copy of Jo Middleton’s debut novel, Playgroups & Prosecco, to read and review I thought it would be the perfect way to reignite my love for books.

Playgroups & Prosecco is the story of a single mum called Frankie. Frankie has two children and this book tells of the adventures she gets up to along the way of raising her children.

It’s written in a diary type format which actually made it easier to read as I was able to pick it up and put it down at leisure without never losing the story.

I found the book witty, and at times hysterical. On a couple of occasions it even reduced me to tears of laughter. For all of that, with me being a dad, I found a certain amount of the book relatable and have definitely experienced many of the moments that Frankie comes across as a mother, however if I’m honest they were far and few between. The book is definitely aimed at mums and that’s ok because I’m sure mums will identify with Frankie’s adventures, and find it very funny.

It is extremely well written and does make you want to turn the page to see what happens next. The ending left me thinking that a sequel is not going to be far away.

My overall feeling is that this book encompasses the reality of being a mum in todays world. I loved the use of Instagram and Tinder which really depicts what it’s like to be a mum in the 21st century.

The Author

Jo Middleton is a highly successful parent blogger and I have personally read her blog for years. It has always been a highly engaging read and she has transferred that easily to her debut book. This is I’m sure the start of a very successful career as a novelist.

Playgroups & Prosecco is released on May 2nd 2019 and you can pre-order it right here.

If you can’t wait that long and you have a Kindle, you can download it now for the absolute bargain price of 99p right here.

I was the gifted a copy of Playgroups & Prosecco in return for a review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

13 thoughts on “Playgroups & Prosecco Book Review #gifted

  1. It sounds like a very funny novel. I really enjoy reading and try to find the time to read as often as I can. I wonder if there is a market for similar novels but from the man’s perspective? #thatfridaylinky

  2. Sounds fun! Interesting that you feel it wasn’t always relatable as a dad, since a lot of dads also feel like that when they go to playgrounds etc. Something we need to help #thatfridaylinky

  3. I actually much prefer books that are written in this style, I think my brain copes with it better as normally my mind flits from one thing to another really quickly so this style seems to work for me, I’ll definitely go have a look at the excerpts to see what I think.

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