Release date - 20th June 2017
Book length - 202 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
Here, it isn't the battle of who has the Rolls-Royce of strollers...these children actually roll in Rolls-Royces!
When 33-year-old Sophie Bennett moves from a sleepy suburb of Toronto to glitzy West London, she doesn't know where she has landed, Venus or Mars. By a stroke of good luck, her three-year-old daughter Kaya attends Cherry Blossoms Nursery, the most exclusive nursery in London - hence the world - where she meets a sea of Alpha mums: Super Successful, Super Skinny and Super Rich. There, not is all as it seems, and she has to fight against the lure of a cult, a two headed dragon and Mumsolini's dictatorship.
When Sophie struggles to fit in and starts to feel deeply lonely, she starts an anonymous blog, The Beta Mum, dissecting the lives of the Alpha Mums, especially Kelly's, the blonde, beautiful and bitchy class rep who constantly makes her feel like a second class citizen. When Sophie's marriage starts to falter, she engages in an email relationship with one of her readers. But then, one of her blogs goes viral and her blog becomes more and more successful; how long will it be until they discover her true identity? Is her marriage strong enough to survive her reader's advances? And will she ever fit in with the Alpha Mums?
THE BETA MUM ADVENTURES IN ALPHA LAND by Isabella Davidson is hilariously witty, engaging, and compelling, and is definitely a must-read for mums around the world.
Meet Sophie Bennett. In her early thirties, she is happy living in Canada with her loving husband Michael, and her little girl Kaya. Insecure as a teenager, she is now more comfortable in her skin and content with her family and friends. But when Michael gets a job offer that he cannot turn down, Sophie finds herself transported to London in the UK, with Kaya attending one of the most prestigious nursery's in the country, courtesy of Michael's employers. Suddenly all of Sophie's shyness and insecurities come rushing back as she feels she cannot compete with these picture-perfect, slim, millionaire mummies who seem so strange to what she is used to. As she struggles to make new friendships and connections, her little girl is struggling too, and as Michael seems to be working more and caring less, it is not long before Sophie feels like she is losing everything she holds dear. But when she starts to blog anonymously about her feelings and bizarre experiences as a beta mum in an alpha world, Sophie starts to claw back some semblance of normality and even manages to make some online friends. But everything comes with a price. And as Sophie's feelings change, and her blog becomes well-known among the Alpha set, could it cost Sophie everything?
Funny, moving, and thoroughly entertaining, THE BETA MUM ADVENTURES IN ALPHA LAND by Isabella Davidson really hit the perfect note for me. Sophie was likeable and really relatable, and the other assortment of characters in this novel were superb too. The world of the rich and famous was opened up in front of my very eyes but like all things in life, nothing is ever quite what it seems. Well-paced and entertaining from start to finish, THE BETA MUM ADVENTURES IN ALPHA LAND by Isabella Davidson is the perfect tonic after a hard day, and I highly recommend it.
Isabella Davidson is the author of the popular blog, Notting Hill Yummy Mummy, which chronicles the entertaining lives of west London residents. Through the blog she has written features for The Times, The Saturday Times Magazine, Corner Magazine, and has been interviewed by Financial Times, Harper's Bazaar, The Spectator, The Times and many more.
She started The Beta Mum during the six-month Faber Academy writing course. Prior to starting to writing career, she worked for a Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian organisation and as a doctor for the National Health Service. She grew up on four continents before settling down in London fifteen years ago. She currently lives in west London with her husband and her two small children.
For more information:
Website - nottinghillmummy.com
Twitter - twitter.com/NHyummymummy
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Notting-Hill-Yummy-Mummy-485953751528011/
*I want to thank the author Isabella Davidson for the opportunity to review this wonderful book.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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