Review published on October 3, 2016.
The Good Enough Mother was extremely enjoyable from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down and read it in about two days. It takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster. If you enjoy and appreciate black humour then you will love this. The book is a real page turner and it makes you laugh out loud and cry all at the same time. It is about being a mother, although it should appeal equally to those who are mums and those like me who are not mums but who can relate parts of the story to friends who have children and everyday situations.
Anoushka Beazley has based this book around characters and settings that are realistic and can be enjoyed and related to by all. The book is based in Gatlin, which is a leafy, affluent town inhabited by ladies who lunch, yummy mummies at the school gates and wrathful members of the PTA. The Good Enough Mother centres on the relationship between Drea and her daughter Ava, as well as the laughs, turmoil and ups and downs that come with motherhood.
Helen Appleby 5/4
The Good Enough Mother by Anoushka Beazley
9780993436802 pbk Jul 2016