A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother By Christie Barlow


Book Description:

‘A hilarious observation of playground politics.’
‘As funny as it is true…’

Ever had the pleasure of collecting your children from the school playground? Even if you haven’t this is a hilarious must read.

A month by month comical tale of a young mother fighting for her place in the world against the backdrop of the Playground Mafia.

As her life unfolds and she takes us through from one amusing anecdote to another the characters come to life. There is Penelope who has a lot more going on in her life than she bargained for and Mrs Noland who has a lot less than she claims, not to mention Rupert who is a VERY busy man. With Mrs High School Musical, The International Sex God and The Frisky Pensioner, the characters are undeniably fascinating and leave you compelled to read more.

Who knew that one false move in the playground, one step in the wrong direction or smile at the wrong person could lead to such complications?

The witty one liners and side splitting stories will keep you amused from beginning to end.

Lively and entertaining, a hilarious comedy that every playground mother can relate to.

My Thoughts:

What a breath of fresh air this book has been. After reading quite a few intense books lately, I absolutely loved this.

The author has created a wonderful character who could at the end of the day, quite easily be any of us women out there. My two children are now at high school but I so easily remember similar events that took place in the school playground when dropping and picking them up.

I really take my hat off to the main character Rachel in this book. Not only is she the mother to four children she has the misfortune from moving from one area to a home that will be their dream home after renovating which is in beautiful surroundings and in the country. Now this would be the perfect lifestyle that many of us dream of but unfortunately for Rachel running away from one set of playground parents and becoming the newbie in another playground comes with its own problems.

There are some brilliant characters that a few I am sure that many of us have met in real life. Penelope for one I am sure we all definitely have. To start with I did feel quite sorry for Penelope but as the story goes on it was Rupert and the children I actually felt the most sorriest for. Even the hours that Rachel had to endure her for, I thought she deserved a gold medal by the end.

The story is jam packed full of funny incidents and one liners and I personally think it is screaming to be made into a film or some sort of comedy series. Happily for us readers though the story doesn’t end there as this month the author releases The Misadventures of a Playground Mother which is the second in the series so not long for any fans of this book.


A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother is available to purchase from Amazon

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