Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Book review: The Not So Perfect Mother - Kerry Fisher


From Amazon chart bestseller Kerry Fisher comes a hilarious and straight-talking read for anyone who has ever despaired at the politics of the school playground… 

Maia is a cleaner for ladies who lunch. With mops and buckets in tow, she spends her days dashing from house to house clearing up after them, as they rush from one exhausting pilates class to the next. 

But an unusual inheritance changes the lives of Maia and her children, as they join the highly exclusive world of Stirling Hall School – a place where no child can survive without organic apricots and no woman goes a week without a manicure. 

As Maia and her children try to settle into their new life, Maia is gradually drawn to the one man who can help her family fit in: Mr. Peters, a teacher at Stirling Hall School. But is his interest in her purely professional? And will it win her any favors at the school gate? 

My opinion.
What a fabulous read. Judging from the cover and a quick glance over the blurb, I was expecting a lighthearted, funny romantic comedy. This novel, however, is much more than that. Maia had a big impact on me. Yes, there were some really funny and romanticly charged moments, but the story went much deeper than that. Kerry Fisher touched on a lot of different subjects and issues. The class difference between "the haves" and "have nots", the strain money has (on both sides of the fence) on relationships and families and the empowerment good friendships can bring.
Kerry Fisher's characters are very easy to love and you can't help but feel very much invested in their lives and happiness. Maia is an inspiring lead character. Life has not been easy on her, but the determination and selfishness she musters to give her children the best future possible is really moving. 
This novel would make the perfect movie script - and one of those all time classic romantic comedy movies.
I absolutely loved reading this eye-opening, yet wonderful feel-good comedy. 


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