Wickedly funny and deliciously readable, Pedigree Mum is a delightful romantic comedy from the talented Fiona Gibson!
Kerry Tambini thinks that life couldn’t possibly get any better for her – she’s married to her gorgeous husband Rob, has got two adorable children, a job that allows her to indulge her passion for music and the chance to move away from the hustle and bustle of London to a picturesque seaside village called Shorling-On-Sea. Everything seems to be coming up roses for Kerry, but her perfect life comes crashing down around her ears when she discovers that Rob cheated on her with a twenty year old called Nadine who is now pregnant with his baby! Kerry cannot believe that the man she has loved for thirteen years could betray her in such a heartless manner. Heartbroken, stressed out and desperate to ensure that her two kids do not suffer as a consequence of their father’s infidelity, Kerry decides that the only option available to her is to throw herself into her new life in Shorling and try and keep things on an even keel for the sake of her children. But life in Shorling isn’t as idyllic as she previously imagined…
Shorling has gone distinctly upmarket since the last time Kerry visited the pretty seaside village as a child. Full of snooty yummy mummies, upmarket cafes and pampered pooches, Kerry soon begins to feel like the town’s poor relation. With Rob constantly hassling her, her two kids unable to make friends at their new school and the cold reception which she got from the Shorling mummies at the school gates, Kerry begins to wonder whether upping sticks and moving to the seaside was one of the biggest mistakes she has ever made. Lonely, fed up and desperate to see her kids smiling again, Kerry decides to bite the bullet and get a dog. With the children at school all day and her neighbours being decidedly frosty, a dog seems like the perfect solution to all of Kerry’s problems. Yet, little does Kerry realise that getting a dog might lead her into even more trouble – namely of the tall, dark and handsome variety!
When James’ wife Amy had walked out on their marriage after twenty years, he hadn’t just been left nursing a broken heart, but he’d also been left to look after her neurotic dog, Buddy. Poor James has got enough on his plate, the added complication of a paranoid dog is the last thing he needs. When Kerry offers to rehome Buddy, James is delighted – especially as he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the feisty single mum!
Will Kerry and James get a second chance at happiness? Or does life in Shorling have more surprises in store for them?
Hilarious, believable and absolutely impossible to put down, I defy anyone not to fall in love with Fiona Gibson’s charming, delightful and simply irresistible book! Pedigree Mum is a brilliant tale of unruly dogs, second chances, picking yourself up and triumphing against adversity that I couldn’t bear to stop reading. Fiona Gibson’s wonderful book will make you laugh and cry (and I am sure that certain parts will have mothers everywhere squirming in their seats as they find themselves relating to Kerry’s disasters!) and it is sure to keep you engrossed from beginning to end!
Fiona Gibson has created a wonderful heroine in Kerry. Smart, funny, intelligent and the sort of heroine you’d love to have as a best friend, you’ll be cheering her on and willing her to have the happy ending which she so richly deserves.
Heartwarming, witty and fun, Pedigree Mum is a fantastic book you shouldn’t dare miss!
Page Count: 400 Pages
Price: $ £6.99
Reviewer: Julie Bonello
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Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
Author's Website: www.fionagibson.co.uk