#READ BOOK ⚟ Playgroups and Prosecco Õ eBook or E-pub free

This book should come with a note on the front cover saying to not read in public places because it will make you laugh out loud and people around you will give you weird, this woman is crazy looks That s what happened to me PLAYGROUPS PROSECCO is such a fun and entertaining book and I think I laughed almost every page.It s the story of Frankie, 37 years old, recently divorced, two daughters one is a teenager, the other is a toddler , a job and a boss she hates but that works around her daughters school hours, and a great love for Jaffa Cakes and Prosecco In her diary, Frankie narrates a year of adventures, from facing the mommy mafia at the Busy Beavers playground to stalking the perfect mother with the perfect life on Instagram, from disastrous encounters with men on Tinder to awkward and embarrassing situations in public places, often caused by her three year old daughter Jess, she doesn t leave anything out.20190424135335 1 I think that my favourite character is Jess, Frankie s toddler She has a knack to say the wrong thing at the wrong time, to get her mother in humiliating situations, and to test her patience There was a particular scene involving Jess, Frankie, and a fountain in the park that had me with tears in my eyes from laughing.Frankie is a fantastic character that you can t help but like She is honest, funny, intelligent, and genuine and I loved how she develops throughout the book Her stories are relatable and written in a natural and entertaining writing style that hold the reader s attention page after page I liked that the novel doesn t focus much on Frankie s love life aside from her Tinder dates that made me doubt about the future of mankind and on her friendships I liked Sierra, Lou, and their WIB WhatsApp group , her family, and her work life her hate for her boss Steve was another motive for laugh.PLAYGROUPS PROSECCO is an uplifting, engaging, hilarious, and brilliantly written novel, an absolute page turner I highly recommend it What an honest, down to earth read and SO FUNNY Since splitting with husband Ian, Frankie is on her own with toddler Jess and teenager Flo It s hard to please everyone at the same time never mind ALL the time and this is her diary of 2018 the highs, the lows, the daily wine and jaffa cake count.What a great read There s no whitewashing here Frankie isn t perfect but she is refreshingly honest and I suspect that deep down all mums can identify with 90% of her life The sad, the funny and the downright cringeworthy moments are all here, and it is an introspective and intelligent read I ve loved every single thing about this one her kids, her friends, her job, her search on Tinder and the interactions with the ex, as they work hard together to stay friends And yes, that is possible This is a very easy read easy to lift and lay but why would you want to put it aside Pulled in from the very first, I have laughed and cried along with Frankie and the predicaments she has been in, and I ve been royally entertained Such a fun read, definitely well worth a full five stars and a hearty recommendation For a debut novel, it is awesome and I m really looking forward to hearing from Jo Middleton. #READ BOOK Î Playgroups and Prosecco ⚻ A Hilarious And Totally Relatable Book About The Adventures Of A Single Mum, For Fans Of Catastrophe And Motherland Readers Of Why Mummy Drinks, Unmumsy Mum And The Single Mum S Wish List Will Love This Debut Novel From Parenting Blogger Slummy Single Mummy You Ll End Up Warming To Frankie So Much That You Ll Be Wishing You Could Crack Open A Bottle Of Prosecco With Her In Real Life MIKE GAYLE, Bestselling Author Of The Man I Think I Know January Rd Jaffa Cakes Times I Was Forced To Watch A Small Child Do A Dance Involving A Dusty Piece Of Ribbon Found Under The Sofa Inappropriate Thoughts About Zac Efron UndisclosedSingle Mum Frankie S Whole Life Revolves Around Her Kids But When Your Toddler Has A Active Social Life, Something Has To Change Forget Me Time , Frankie Would Settle For Some Adult Conversation, And Watching Something Other Than The Disney ChannelThe Local Playgroup May Be Ruled By Instagram Mums With Perfect Husbands But Frankie Accidentally Forms A Splinter Group Of Single Parents After All, Mummy Really Needs A Playdate Of Her Own Now Pass The Prosecco WHAT READERS ARE SAYING As A Mum Of Three I Could Totally Relate To This Novel On So Many Levels Titian Hilarious Made Me Laugh Out Loud Dominique Lots Of Funny Anecdotes Parents Will Recognise Claire With Shades Of Bridget Jones, Frankie Stumbles Through Life As A Single Mum Ann A Very Funny And Realistic Look At Motherhood Katrina Now, this should be a new parent handbook because I remember motherhood being like this than any book or leaflet that I had ever been given at the baby clinic Set out like diary enteries written by Frankie, this is a hilarious account of her daily life, from playgroup gatherings to teen tantrums, Tinder dating, and best friends, it is all there warts and all.Frankie is a brilliant character that had me proper laughing at situations, nodding along agreeing and at other times wishing I had thought of some of the things she did Frankie is a Jaffa cake addict and lover of a glass or two of Prosecco when the going gets tough She has a brilliant couple of mates that band together to face the new age mums at playgroup that do everything by the book, from carrot sticks to no additives in their pre schools snacks It really is a clicky place of the know alls and the no ways I howled at outings with her and her children that could have got Oscars for their acting up scenes when they knew they had an audience Still makes me giggle If you want an uplifting read then this is a go to book Oh my, I could have re named everyone of these characters with people that I have known through life That is what makes it so great It is just so relatable to everyday life, mine and than likely yours too.I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly. This is Jo first book and I loved it I finished it and wished it had carried on I was chuckling at quite a few bits.Flo Jess reminded me of my friends two kids Frankie was a breath of fresh air as she didn t go around bad mouthing all men I loved Frankie s relationship with everyone and think everyone needs a Frankie in their life She cares for people and is genuine and down to earth.i want to write but don t want to spoil it I hope Jo writes Thanks goes to net galley and the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. Playgroups and Prosecco was fun, lighthearted and an absolute joy to read Full of the prattle of a single mother of two, the tales of wine, Jaffa cakes and amusing anecdotes kept me entertained with each turn of the page There were so many laugh out loud moments and I adored Jo Middleton s writing style The pacing was spot on slow in parts but interspersed with incidents, then back to some everyday occurrences Even the mundane parts were hilarious Highly recommended and definitely worth five stars I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my own request, from Penguin Random House Ebury Publishing via NetGalley This review is my own unbiased opinion. Hilarious and well written, made me laugh out loud 3.5 StarsLet s deal with elephant in the room first This novel is clearly inspired by Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones s Diary, there is no getting away from it the diary format, the little synopsis at the start of each entry detailing alcohol imbibed, jaffa cakes eaten etc The only real difference being that this heroine is divorced, has 2 children and definitely doesn t live in London Replace big pants and a pole at the Fire Station with swimwear and a 3 Year Old in a changing room and voila you have Playgroups and Prosecco There is the unfulfilling job, the dating struggles, honestly all the way through I kept seeing the parallels to Ms Fielding s book I ve never seen the film because there s something about Renee Zellwegger that creeps me out.That said it is a mildly amusing book not laugh out loud funny but enough humour to raise a wry smile Most of which, for this reader, was centred around the hiding of treat foods from the fruit of your loins Admittedly I didn t go so far as hiding Elizabeth Shaw mints in packaging in the bathroom cabinet but if I d thought of it I definitely would have done it.It doesn t bode well when you can t remember the main character s name and I couldn t, I just had to whip the book out to remind myself she was called Frankie Maybe this is because she narrates the whole story so her name doesn t crop up that often in the text Maybe it is because it is now 3 days since I finished the book Who knows Let s just say I can t really remember any of the character names except for the awful Cassie from Busy Beavers Playgroup, not even the children was the oldest Lily Some fairly decent situational set pieces are to be found in the book The horrors of the six week summer holiday The soft play centre that is something from a nightmare The incessant need for a 3 year old to have your attention on them at ALL times Despite the premise of the book being about a single mother I have to say Frankie s family sound pretty much perfect the relationship between teenager and toddler is close and loving and there is no real friction with the divorced father Frankie also seems to have really good support from him and soon makes friends with other mums None of the isolation and claustrophobia that seems to be common for a lot of women in this situation and yet Frankie still seems to feel put upon rather than counting her blessings.Moderately fun and, as it is written in diary form, with really short sections it is very easy to pick up and put down You can read an entry or two whilst waiting for the kettle to boil Nothing outstanding but it will raise a wry smile or two and is perfect reading for anyone who struggles to cram reading time in to their day.THIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW OF A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK RECEIVED FROM READERS FIRST. I really didn t enjoy this book and unfortunately gave up after a hundred pages I found it very boring and repetitive and unbelievable.It s a shame I m sure others will find it funny and a good book but this one was just not for me. Oh my goodness I can t remember the last time a book makes me laugh in tears like this What an absolutely hilarious but so very relatable and feel good story As a new mum, I honestly see myself in Frankie, the main character of the book The struggle of trying to balance work and home, the self double, the parental pride, the highs, the lows and the need for a glasses or two of Prosecco This is such a honest and genuine recount of motherhood and parenthood.I love the fact that the book is written as diary entries It just makes the whole book so fun to read The parts about Tinder and Instagram are just too funny and again are such candid reflections of what s going on nowadays on social medias.I love Frankie This is one of those characters that you will warm up to instantly I want Frankie to be my friend I feel like Frankie and I could be the best friends Honestly this book just makes me feel so good There is nothing not to like about this book If you want a feel good story, then definitely read this Playgroups and Prosecco is out now on all platforms Thank you so much Ellie and Ebury Publishing for gifting me this copy to review.