Author: L.M. Barrett
Title: About a Mum
Published: February 4th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)
Fun, selfless and beautiful - well, that’s what Louisa Johnson thinks about herself. Her family is less inclined to agree. Annoying, pushy and completely spoilt are other descriptions that spring to mind.
But what happens when your children aren’t grateful for all the interference...ahem, help and guidance over the years? What happens when even her long-suffering husband’s had enough of his demanding, high-maintenance wife?
When secrets finally come back to haunt her and her not so perfect life is thrown into chaos, will the reigning queen of melodrama make things right before they go oh so wrong? Or is this the perfect opportunity to relive all those wasted years stuck at home as an underappreciated mother and housewife?
Follow Louisa’s emotional rollercoaster of a life as she contends with disgruntled family members, a strange obsession with an 80’s pop star, and a hilarious encounter with a dose of reality when she least expects it.
Loving this author's stuff! Couldn't wait to check this one out.
Louisa sees herself as beautiful, selfless, fun, and a true guide to her family. Her family is less inclined to agree with this description. They see her as interfering, annoying, pushy, rude, and completely spoiled. When secrets start bubbling to the surface, Louisa and her family have a lot of choices to make. Will Louise make things right before they go even more wrong?
OOOOoooOOOooooOOOooo Louisa. I wanted to smack her silly. She reminds me a little bit of my to-be MIL. She is so blinded to her flaws and how her family truly perceive her. She is a big jerk sometimes. I honestly had a hard time even remotely liking her until near the end. Sure...I found her funny and entertaining, but I was on her kids' side. Not a fan. Sure...she went through some stuff and she really does believe she is doing what is best for all, BUT GAH. Some of the things she said and did. Boy oh boy.
There was a lot of humor and I'm sure we can all relate to some of the family issues here in some way shape or form. It was fun seeing all the secrets come to life and seeing all the family drama unfold.
The ending was great! I enjoyed seeing everything come together. I won't spoil anything ;) But it was good and it made me happy.
This was quick and fun. I was able to finish it in just a couple of a sittings!
Overall, I loved watching everything bubble and see everyone coup and just talk. Louisa was for sure....interesting...and I liked seeing her and her family's journey. For sure worth the read. I'll give this 4 stars.