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Hello and happy hump day to you all. Thankyou for bearing with me during the busy Summer holidays. We have been having lots of fun and making precious memories so far. Our long weekend in Wales was brilliant and there will be more to come about that both on here and the YouTube channel in the coming week!
Today I am reviewing a book for you which I really enjoyed reading before we went on holiday. I don’t normally like to read books from a series when I haven’t rad the previous ones, but this piqued my interest so had to give it a try!
Can neighbours become more than good friends…
After her husband left her, Ali and her daughter Grace enjoyed living in what became known as ‘theSingle Mums’ Mansion’. However, with her best friends Amanda and Jacqui moving on, it’s time for Ali and Grace to make their own way. Thankfully, a chance conversation leads to them moving into the infamous South London gated community known only as The Mews.
In The Mews everyone lives in each other’s pockets and curtain twitching is an Olympic sport. The neighbours are an eclectic bunch – from Nick the alleged spy, Carl the gorgeous but clearly troubled Idris Elba lookalike, to Debbie who is about to face the hardest fight of her life, and TV agent Samantha who is not as in control as she likes to pretend.
Each day brings another drama, but along with the tears, real friendships grow. And her neighbours’ problems might unlock the key to something Ali has yearned for all along…
Based on a true story – you’ll never be able to look at your neighbours quite the same way again…
Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Mhairi McFarlane and Helen Fielding.
So…until writing this review I had failed to register the ‘based on true events’ part of the blurb. I think that makes me love this story just a little bit more!
As I said I am not a big fan of reading books in a series out of sequence but I really liked the sound of this one and it promised that it could be read as a stand alone – which it definitely could.
I loved getting to know Abi and her daughter Grace, and found Abi a really charming, relatable and funny lead character. Some of the situations she finds herself in are hilarious – and the fact they are based on true events had me really gobsmacked! The book was easy to read and very enjoyable. The characters were fun and the book moved at a good pace.
Perfect for any chick-lit fans and a brilliant Summer holiday read if you are off on your travels soon!
Available in Kindle and Paperback versions
Let me know if you have read the first in this series, or decide to give this one a go,
Thank you to Aria for including me on this blog tour. I was gifted the book in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links do not affect your purchase in any way but may earn the blog some extra pennies – thank you.