Time Out by Emma Murray **Book Review** @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

Happy Wednesday all!

This was such a fun and authentic story about the good, the bad, and the ugly of motherhood!💁🏻‍♀️

My Thoughts

A hilarious and authentic look at motherhood, the good, the bad, the ugly. Emma Murray has infused this delightful story with loads of wit, whimsy, and humor. As a mother of three adult children (almost) I appreciated this realistic dive into the most remarkable yet most challenging job I’ve ever had. Saoirs is a stressed out sleep deprived mother to precocious four-year-old Anna. Her controlling neat freak husband David has been growing distant. Saoirs has been working as a ghost writer for business publications so when her agent reaches out to see if she would be interested in writing a book about motherhood she is thrown off. How can she possibly write a book about the joys of being a mother when it is a constant struggle. Completely overwhelmed Saoirs is in need of a TIME OUT. Tantruming toddlers, judgmental mommies, hostile teachers, supportive friends, cheating husband, arctic swimming, disturbing dreams, repaired relationships.

This was so fun! I loved Saoirs and would have loved to be one of her mommy friends. The pretentious “organic” mommies were hilarious. I remember being a new mother and so worried I was doing everything wrong and absolutely convinced everyone else was doing everything right. I never made any homemade baby food, never used cloth diapers, breast-feeding was not for me, gave my kids Cheerios, let them watch television…. and you know what? My kids are thriving! I really appreciated the realism in the story and it brought back so many memories both good and bad.

This book in emojis 👨‍👩‍👧 🤱🏻 🍼 🍷 🏊‍♀️ 🧊 💁🏻‍♀️

*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book

Time Out

‘It’s just a phase,’ they said. ‘These are the happiest years of your life,’ they said…

Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy – thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna.

Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isn’t helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane.

When Saoirse’s agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a ‘warts and all’ account of being a mother without giving away what it’s really like?

Laugh-out-loud funny, painfully well-observed, but with an unmistakable warmth and unforgettable characters, this is the perfect antidote to all those parenting bibles that bear absolutely no relation to real life. The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life…

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/32hEZH0

Author Bio –

Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghostwriter, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.

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Have a wonderful day! XOXO Berit☀️✨

One thought on “Time Out by Emma Murray **Book Review** @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

  1. Lovely review… Berit. I got to know the secrets you used for bringing up your kids. Did you ever long for a time out? My niece is 4 and my sister is exhausted completely especially in this lockdown where everything is in short supply


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