“Things were better from a distance. When you watched too closely, you saw things you didn’t want to see.”
Boy do I!
Meet the ladies of Pleasant Court. You have old pro Ange whose children have reached an age where they do things like watch other people play video games on the You Tube . . .
(Seriously, WTF? My kid does this like it’s his full-time job.)
Fran, who takes overprotective mother to a whole new level – especially when it comes to her husband . . . .
Essie, who is finding herself overwhelmed for the second time by a not-so-angelic baby . . . .
And new neighbor Isabelle, who doesn’t have any children at all leaving many of the other neighbors asking . . . .
If you are a woman of a certain age, the neighborhood might seem a little familiar . . . .
If you’re a reader (duh, obvi), you may find plenty of similarities to someone who writes nothing but bestsellers (even down to the point where this takes place in Australia just like her books do) . . . .
No matter what, you’re sure to say to yourself at some point while reading . . . .
I ate this one up in about a hot second. First, if you put a house on the cover Imma read it. It's like my crack. Also, any book that starts off with a frazzled new mother leaving her baby in the park “for just a second” in order to grab a cup of tea is probably going to be on the far side of the “chick lit” spectrum where I feel most comfortable. 4 Starz rather than 5 because these characters were so cookie cutter at times that I forgot who was who . . . but that’s probably the entire point. #wrongreader
Come on St. Martin’s and hook me up with a copy of The Mother-In-Law!