When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia’s life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn’t take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy ‘the Big Milk’.
After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, She’s never felt more alive.
That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia’s relationship survive having a sulky teenager around?
Fiona Gibson books never fail to put a smile on my face. Her covers are always so vibrant and make you want to jump straight in. This is a story about a mum who’s kids finally leave the home and she can do what ever she likes. She finds a handsome man and is happy but all that changes when her two kids move back home. You are in for a real treat with this book, there are quite a few parts that had me chuckling. It is a warm hearted book.
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After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it’s a very nice life.
Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn’t do at all.
Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband – fast. But as he works through Sinead’s list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice?
I just want to start if by saying how lovely and vibrant the cover of this book is, the yellow really makes it stand out. Fiona Gibson’s books never fail to make me laugh and this one really did make me chuckle. Some parts of the story I really do feel for Sinead but then other parts I really feel for Nate, marriage is a hard thing but if you work together then it becomes a lot more easier. I like how the chapters were even husband or wife and at the end we get their son’s version. A really warm, witty and funny read.
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What if your first love came back on the scene . . . 30 years later?
After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she’s got a good job, wonderful children and she’s happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.
That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her – after thirty years.
But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can’t exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she?
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book. I really enjoy Fiona’s books and I find people can relate to her books. The dating scenario’s that Lorrie goes through did make me chuckle, there is humour and sadness of a life on your own which Fiona has written really well. I liked Stu from start to end and he really seemed lovely. I am glad Lorrie got her happy ending as she really deserved it.
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Forget about having it all. Sometimes you just want to leave it all behind.
Audrey is often seized by the urge to walk out of her house without looking back – but she can’t possibly do that.
She is a single parent. She is needed. She has a job, a home, responsibilities…and a slothful teenage son’s pants to pick up.
But no one likes being taken for granted – Audrey least of all – so the time has come for drastic action. And no one’s going to stand in her way…
I was given this book for an honest review. I really enjoy books by Fiona Gibson as they always manage to put a smile on my face. This one was really good, I particularly enjoyed the recipes at the back of the book, as I was asked to make one of the dishes and put pictures up on my blog which I have done in my previous post. There are some very funny laugh out loud moments so be careful where you are reading this book as I was getting strange looks. If you want a nice light easy read this is the book for you.
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Laura Swan was dreading the school sports day Mum’s race – but whoever would have thought it could be quite so life-changing?
Laugh-out-loud funny, Fiona’s writing deals with the real life cringe-worthy moments we all know so well…
Sports Day at her children’s school is a nightmare for Laura because of the event she dreads – the Mums’ Race. She knows the other mothers have been in training for at least three months – even though they’re trying to pretend that they haven’t. Laura’s vowed never to take part, but the morning of the School Sports Day she makes a fatal error and promises her daughter that if she eats her Rice Crispies, she will run. With no escape, Laura is forced to take part and as she moves towards her inevitable humiliation, she is horrified to spot her husband Jed flirting with Celeste the delectable French girl who works with him.
Determined to put up a fight and to show Jed there is still plenty of spice left in their marriage, Laura decides it is time to give her body the work out it has been desperately crying out for. But when Laura makes a special new friend at the running club that she has joined, she gets much more than she bargained for.
This is my second Fiona Gibson book and I completely fell in love with this book too. It is so true to family life, it will make you laugh out loud so be careful reading it in a public place. Fiona has a relaxed way of writing that I just love. Loved all the characters, it does have funny parts in this book but it also has some serious parts. My kind of chick-lit, easy read.
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This title will be released on February 26, 2015 in paperback.
“Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!”
Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. Their fourteen years of marriage have been rather lovely so far, but things have been a bit odd lately.
With their stunning 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency and Will recently out of a job, Charlotte can’t help but notice that things are changing in their household.
As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on.
So when Fraser, Charlotte’s ex – and father of Rosie – suddenly arrives back on the scene, Charlotte starts to wonder what might have been…
I have only read one of Fiona’s books before but I am really looking forward to reading more of her books. This was an enjoyable read, and I was able to finish it within three days. There are some quite funny comical moments which I liked, and the way that family situations can get out of hand. I would of liked to find out a bit more about what happened with Rosie’s biological father Fraser as I feel there wasn’t much said about him near the end. Maybe there will be another book I am not sure but still an enjoyable read nether the less.
Hannah’s getting married… and has serious pre-wedding jitters. She adores Ryan but can’t figure out how to fit into his grown-up, family-sized life. There’s that fridge, for starters. That, too, is family-sized, with a gadget on the front that spits ice in her face. More alarming still are Ryan’s children, Daisy, 10 and Josh, 13, who clearly don’t relish the prospect of Hannah, a free-spirited greetings card illustrator, becoming their step-mum. So she fires off invitations to a hen weekend – just the ticket to get her into the marrying mood. Trouble is…
New mum Sadie is leaving her twin babies for the very first time with their terrified dad…
Lou is unaware that her long-term man Spike is desperate to bundle her onto that Glasgow-bound train so he can hot-foot it round to see his secret fling Miranda…
And, unbeknown to the girls, Johnny, their sexy upstairs neighbour from their art college days, is still frequenting those haunts, desperately in need of a little magic to happen.
Fiona Gibson is a new author to me, I was drawn to her book by the very bright and feel good cover. I have to say I can’t believe I have never read any of her books before. This one was a corker, but I have to admit I wouldn’t recommend reading this on public transport because you will get funny looks as it is such a laugh out loud book. It kept me hooked all the way through. There are three main characters in this book being Hannah( I loved that as we share the same name), Sadie and Lou, they have real life problems and I love the fact they all help each other out when one of them is having a crisis. Such a feel good book and looking forward to reading more of Fiona Gibson’s book.