Saturday, 7 May 2011

Mothers Day by Kirsty Scott

I started reading this book when I was in need of a quick, light read and it definitely hit the spot. I must admit that the first line starts with something like: "Have you got the money for the prostitutes?" and I did wonder what sort of book I had picked up, needless to say it really was not pornographic, lol.
It tells the story of 3 mothers who meet in the playground of a posh primary school. There is Alison, the working mum who is doing everything she can to keep her child there, following some trouble at a more normal school. Katherine, the beautiful trophy wife, who everybody thinks is just perfect, but really is a mess inside. And lastly, Gwen who seems to have the perfect life, a happy marriage to Rob, with three gorgeous children. Of course, surrounding all of this are the snobby mothers at the school.
I really enjoyed this book, it was lighthearted and funny, but despite that it dealt with some pretty serious issues. Bulimia, unemployment, divorce, prostitution, rape, are just a few. This book is however, not about those issues as such, just that they are touched on in the book. It is really about the blossoming friendship between the three mums and how their lives play out. As a mother I could really relate to the characters, you see them every day hanging out outside the school. There were times when I laughed out loud, but there were a few tear-jerking moments at all. I will definitely be looking out for more books by this author.


Kirsty.a said...

I read and enjoyed this book too

jo said...

I like the sound of this one - will have to see if my library has a copy.