My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
How are you all?
I know you didn’t expect to hear from me again today, I didn’t expect to be back with you today but I have to start by apologising to Rachel and Kathleen that this didn’t go up yesterday.
I was meant to be taking part in a blog tour yesterday and I forgot about the book until last minute and now I haven’t finished the book in time. What I have read so far I am really enjoying. It is such an interesting read I can’t wait to power through it.
For now, I just want to tell you more about the book.
Wife Support System by Kathleen Whyman
We’ve got the balance all wrong. Instead of living with our partners, struggling to do everything by ourselves and only seeing each other now and then, we should do it the other way round. We should live together and see them now and then.
Erica knows her suggestion sounds extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she’s extremely desperate. Polly and Louise aren’t convinced, but when circumstances force them to move into Polly’s enormous but run-down house, they have to admit that life’s much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.
At first, communal living seems like the answer to all their prayers – childcare on tap, rotas for cleaning, and someone always available to cook dinner (no more last-minute pizza delivery!). But over time, resentment starts to grow as they judge each other’s parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet rolls.
And as one woman has her head turned by a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendship and relationships strong? Or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?
Essential reading for anyone fed up with never-ending housework/home-schooling/preparing healthy meals that their kids reject … Will have you shrieking with laughter! Fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? and Beth O’Leary won’t want to miss this one!
About the Author
Kathleen is a writer for Writers’ Forum magazine, a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and her second book was recently longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Unpublished Comedy Novel prize.
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I hope to have finished the book and review by the weekend and I’ll post it for you then. In the meantime I hope you check out the other stops on the tour.