Book Review: Playgroups & Prosecco | GIFTED

Book Review: Playgroups & Prosecco | GIFTED

I’m really excited to share this latest review with you. Fellow blogger and mother of two, Jo Middleton AKA Slummy Single Mummy, has written her debut novel and I feel super honoured to be among the first to read it. Even more exciting is that today is the publication date for Kindle users and you can download it to read it yourself right now or, if you prefer actual books the paperback version is being released for sale on May 2nd.

Written in the form of daily diary entries, the story follows a year in the life of recently single Mum, Frankie, as she takes on the world of online dating, juggling her job with raising her two girls and finds solace in the form of new found friends, Sierra and Lou.

Entirely relatable whether you’re single or not, Frankie’s daily anecdotes had me laughing my way from page to page as I’m pretty sure we’ve all thought or done similar things ourselves – from the parenting triumphs to the personal disasters. I’m not sure if it’s the new baby hormones or what, but I actually laughed ’til I cried at one point leading Sean to walk into the room and check I was okay!

I really do not want to give too much away about the story, I’ll leave that to you to find out yourselves, but if you’re looking for an easy read that makes you realise that all those things you do / think and wonder if other mums actually do them too I 100% recommend it. It is one of those books that you honestly don’t want to put down. Of course, as Frankie (and no doubt Jo) would more than understand, that’s not always possible when you’ve got little m.

Don’t just take my word for it though, there’s a blog book tour going on and you can find all of the details on Jo’s blog here.


I was gifted a pre publication copy of Playgroups and Prosecco for the purpose of this review.

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