Thursday, 1 June 2017

The First Time Mums' Club – by Lucie Wheeler

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Meet Pippa…

After years of trying and a failed IVF attempt, Pippa is thrilled to see two little lines appear on a pregnancy test. Finally a precious baby to call her own. This is all Pippa has ever wanted…if only husband Jason could show just a little excitement.


A baby is the icing on the cake for Imogen and Alice – proof that their love for each other can overcome any obstacle. But when Imogen starts receiving malicious texts, it's clear that not everyone is thrilled about the girls' good news.

And Ellie…

A drunken one-night stand and Ellie's life is ruined! Pregnant, jobless and the relationship with her best friend, Chris, over- forever. Because Chris just happens to be the father of Ellie's baby…and potentially the love of her life!

For these first time mums the road to motherhood is bumpier than most!

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Three women, three lives, three personalities, but they have one thing in common: they are pregnant!

Pippa is excited to finally be pregnant, her husband Jason however, doesn’t seem to happy about it.
Imogen and Alice are happy to complete their family with a little baby. Alice’s parents are really supportive of their relationship and the pregnancy, but Imogen’s mum is not thrilled.
A night with her best friend Chris and Ellie is pregnant, not what they both wanted, it just makes everything more awkward.

It was interesting to follow their journeys. They all were in very different situations and I was very curious to find out more for all three of them. they all meet at the club, Ellie's sister Zoe organizes and get to share their story and we of course see how everything develops during their pregnancies. 

The fact that it's so different for all of them, but they are going through the same thing and they meet each other, creates a wonderful storyline. I found all three parts of the story interesting, but I was most curious about Ellie's situation. 

The book is about friendship, love, family and of course pregnancy. Lucie Wheeler created a lovely atmosphere around the characters and I loved the ladies as individuals. In the end however, it's all their stories put together in a clever way and I really enjoyed reading the book. 

I absolutely adore the idea behind the story and Lucie Wheeler has done a brilliant job, such a talented lady. 

Lucie's writing is engaging, funny, fresh and just has a unique voice! A fabulous debut novel, I want more!


Lucie Wheeler on Twitter: @lucie_wheeler

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