**I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for this review. As always all opinions are honest and my own. This post contains affiliate links**
I’ve written quite a few book reviews before and reading is something I love – so when Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton was up for review I couldn’t say no – could it be any more my cup of tea(or Prosecco)!
About The Book
Playgroups & Prosecco – the mis-adventures of a single mum is written by Jo Middleton AKA the fabulous mummy blogger Slummy Single Mummy. It’s written in diary-entry form and starts in January and follows Frankie, a single mum of two through a year of ups and downs.
About The Author
The Frankie Fan Club
The main character is Frankie and I loved her from the very first page – she’s hilarious and totally relatable. I love the Bridget Jones-esque starts to every chapter such as:
“Monday 5th March
Excuses made to self for not looking at fundraising spreadsheet – 8 (bad), Tinder messages sent – 8 (good).”
I love the little details like the local Insta-mummy who seemingly leads the perfect life we all know is fab and we all follow one or more of them for no apparent reason; the internal struggles Frankie shares with the reader and the inner monologue we can all relate to.
Frankie is refreshing – she’s saying what we all think and she rocks. It’s okay to have cereal for dinner and it’s okay to not be on top form all the time – and as mums I think we should be sharing this more, rather than the Insta-fabulous fake ideals that aren’t real.
A Fabulous Read
Playgroups & Prosecco is just fabulous from start to finish; I loved it and I was sad as it came to an end. I’m hoping there will be more books following on as it’s a great read. I want to meet Frankie, I want to be best friends with Frankie and I want to get blind drunk on Prosecco with Frankie – I feel like we could be soulmates.
I laughed out loud and could really feel how Frankie was feeling – and I love the little mum-things she does that we all do, like having ideals of a luxurious gelato by the sea but ending up with a Double Decker from the Co-op!