BOOK REVIEW THE SINGLE MUMS WISH LIST BY CHARLENE ALLCOTT

Meet Martha Ross. She dreams of being a singer, but she’s been working in a call centre for far too long. She’s separating from her husband, the father of her eighteen-month-old son. And she’s moving back home to her parents, toddler in tow.

Life has thrown her a few lemons . . . but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic.

It’s time to become the woman she’s always wanted to be. And at least her mum’s on hand to provide free childcare – along with ample motherly judgement, of course.

But Martha’s attempts at reinvention – from writing a definitive, non-negotiable list of everything she’s looking for in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats – tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways. And soon she comes to realise that in order to find lasting love, happiness and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first . . .

Who said starting over was easy?

A warm, vibrant and painfully funny novel that will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever had their heart broken, hasn’t quite got their sh*t together yet, or who finds themselves wide awake at 3am thinking, ‘How did I get here’

I brought this a while ago and finally got round to it. What a book,what a charactar Martha is. As a single mum i could relate in many ways .

Funny,fresh voice of fiction and i couldnt get enough of it

Explores friendships,relationships old and new,parenting and making mistakes. But mostly about discovering who she is and what she wants from life.

Martha is on a journey and its not a easy one , she has a support system but will she listen to their advice.

Genuine laugh out loud moments and many omg what is she doing.

Highly recommend and cant wait to read more from Charlene.

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