The Mum Who Got Her Life Back by Fiona Gibson @FionaGibson @AvonBooksUK @NetGalley #BlogReview #BlogBookReview



The laugh-out-loud Sunday Times bestseller is back and funnier than ever! Perfect for fans of WHY MUMMY DRINKS.

When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia’s life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn’t take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy ‘the Big Milk’. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, She’s never felt more alive.

That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia’s relationship survive having a sulky teenager around?

A gloriously funny and uplifting new book perfect for fans of Gill Sims and Jill Mansell.


The Mum Who Got Her Life Back: The laugh out loud romantic comedy you need to read in 2019


How I love a book that does what it promises to do…….. make me warm inside and laugh out loud, including while I was shopping at the supermarket, walking through town and on public transport, as I listened to the story.  This did both perfectly. I have giggled and snorted at the madcap things that happened between middle-aged Nadia and her lovely new man in her life Jack. They want to do what comes natural between any couple in love except Nadia’s 18-year-old twins return from University and back into the flat they all call home. It real makes for some pretty funny scenes.

I loved Nadia’s confidence in herself, with the side line of earning a little extra cash. I just wanted to shout you go girl at her. Nadia is portrayed perfectly at home. The mum that is there to pick up after everyone, cook, clean and be there when needed and dismissed as background noise when it comes to everything else. There were times that I wanted to shake some characters that were unintentionally hurtful to her, especially Alfie.

Jack is the loveliest man, what a perfect find while shopping. A scene that still makes me laugh. You know when you begin something that you get too far into and just can’t back out of it. Well the first meeting of Nadia and Jack is like that, just perfect reading! Along with all the funny stuff and heart pounding moments there are some sad story lines in the book too which leave someone with a couple of life lessons to think about.

If you want a funny, charming and good feel story then you just can’t go wrong with this. It captures family life, love and laughter. Absolutely loved it!


Fiona is an author and journalist who has written for many UK publications including The Observer, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Red, New Woman, Top Sante and Elle. She writes a monthly column for Sainsbury’s magazine and is a Contributing Editor at Red magazine.

Fiona lives in Scotland with her husband, their twin sons and daughter. She likes to draw, run 10k races, play her saxophone and lie in the bath with a big glass of wine, although not all at once.





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