Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the blog tour for Catherine Bruton’s Confessions Of A Helicopter Mummy to A Knight’s Reads today.
Big thanks to Zoë O’Farrell of Spellbound Books for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of Confessions Of A Helicopter Mummy.
Fun-loving, intelligent, sexy journalist and single mum… seeks companionship (ideally), love (possibly), sex (definitely maybe!); laughter (compulsory)…. with like-minded, clever, cute middle-aged single man (no ‘still-married-but-my-wife-doesn’t-get-me’s need apply) Ideally based in the SW…
Parenting journalist Anni is 46 and mum to teenage daughter, Cassie.
It’s two years since her philandering first (and only) love Joel walked out taking the last of her self-confidence with him and she has remained resolutely single ever since.
Her friends decide it’s high time she was back in the dating game; they set up a Tinder profile to encourage her to venture out of her slippers and into her Louboutains.
But Anni is woefully unprepared for the virtual world of romance and trying to learn the protocols of social media might just be a Bitmoji too far…
Swipe right for the most sparkling romantic comedy of the year !
What Did I Think?
Ok ok, I can hear the question – what is a Helicopter mummy? Well “helicopter mums hover over their child’s every move.” You’ve seen them in the playground, across the football pitch, on social media… are you a helicopter mum? I have been known to do a little hovering but what parent hasn’t?!
I loved meeting Anni and her daughter Cassie. Between them and their close friends, they showed me no matter how perfect you think your parenting is, you’re not. Your child can try to hide as much as they can their misdemeanours from you but they’ll get found out before long, particularly in this day and age of social media and parental gossiping!
Anni’s love life is a thread of this story I really enjoyed following as it bubbled along. Her encounters with ageing rock stars, teachers, other parents was brilliant. She’s like a teenager all over but with a level of maturity and experience!
I loved the chapter titles and how they link into that chapter’s narrative. It gave me an inkling of what to expect but how I was getting there was a bit of a ride each time!
Confessions of A Helicopter Mummy is a fun and entertaining read. It’s not a read to take too seriously, it’s light hearted and easy to read. I would love a sequel to this, more of Anni’s escapades please!!!
Who Is Catherine Bruton?
Catherine Bruton studied English Literature at Oxford and has been juggling life as an award-winning children’s author, teacher and mum ever since. Her novels for young people, including the multi-award winning ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria‘ have earned national and international acclaim, but it turns out that writing for and teaching young people are far easier than raising them! Her debut rom-com novel was written during Lockdown and is a tribute to the trials and tribulations of parenthood and dating in the digital era, the amazing mum friends you meet along the way and the joy of raising teens! She lives in a village outside Bath with her husband and two children, who are the best thing that ever happened to her.
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Website : http://www.catherinebruton.com/