The Misadventures of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow

The Misadventures of a Playground Mother cover


New term. New dramas. New friendships. And that’s just the parents…

After a year of country living, Rachel Young is finally getting into the swing of things. Her four kids are happy and content at the village school, and she’s managed to navigate the choppy (shark-infested) waters of the playground mafia.

Or… so she thought.

When playground mum Penelope Kensington moves herself and her kids into Rachel’s home, after discovering husband Rupert has been having an affair, Rachel knows she must ask them politely to leave. The problem is, Penelope never takes no for an answer.

As Rachel tries to deal with Penelope, she also meets new school mum Melanie. Melanie is a breath of fresh air, but her arrival sends ripples of gossip through the playground. Melanie has a few secrets in her closet, and it seems she’s not the only one…


My Review – 4 stars

I’ve always worked full-time, so I never experienced the playground. My husband worked shifts so it was left to him. Goodness knows what he thought of the mums!!

Here we follow Rachel Young, mum of four.

Penelope, what a crazy woman!

I don’t know how Rachel held on to her tongue most of the time.

I liked the friendships, how they ended, how they began.

Some parts made me laugh out loud.

Lots of tender and emotional times too.

I didn’t know there was a related book before this one, but it made no difference to the story. I felt I knew the characters enough through reading this one.

I really enjoyed the book, good honest and fun to read!


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