At almost forty, Clare Donoghue is living child-free and loving it.
Then her boyfriend says he wants kids, breaking off their promising relationship. And it’s not just boyfriends: one by one, her formerly carefree friends are swallowed up in a nonstop cycle of play dates and baby groups. So Clare declares enough is enough and decides it’s time for people who don’t have children to band together. And so the No-Kids Club is born.
As the group comes together—Anna, who’s seeking something to jumpstart a stale marriage, and Poppy, desperate for a family but unable to conceive—Clare’s hoping to make the most of the childless life with her new friends. But is living child-free all it’s cracked up to be?
Thank you to Talli for sending me a copy to review . I really enjoyed this book and it made a refreshing change to read about people who didn’t have kids .A lot of books ive read lately have featured mums and families .
It was good to see into the lives of people with no kids and how they feel about their situation and in this book you see there are many different opinions.
What must it be like to be around people and not be able to join in with the impending conversation about kids ???
To read the blurb I would have thought I would struggle to connect with Clare the main character however as the book goes on I realised we had a huge factor in common and something that affects how we are as adults. Our birth mothers not being there and how this affects how we see the role of ‘mum’ .
We see all the characters grow and change as they discover themselves and there are twists and turns .
A insightful clever read and I look forward to reading more of Tallis books .