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Book Review : Mother Hens by Sophie McCartney

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperNorth (30 Mar. 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0008475334
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008475338

Welcome to a hen do where revenge is served colder than a frozen margarita…

Cara Carmichael’s bestie is finally getting hitched, and she’s over the moon because it means one thing… Whoah, they’re going to Ibiza! Mums on Tour: ditching kids, partners and better judgement for a long-weekend of sun, sea, and sex…y support pants. What could possibly go ‘Pete Tong’?

Lazy days, crazy nights and child-free hangovers sound like hedonistic heaven – but it turns out you can get into a hell of a lot of trouble on the party island where rules are meant to be broken.

For Cara, it’s a chance to forget about her messy divorce and explosive feud with a stardom-seeking sister and Pina-Colada pickled mother. Swapping emotional baggage for 10kg of hand luggage, she soon realises even on holiday, the darkness of your past has an alarming way of catching up with you.

When a twist of fate causes feathers to fly – a dangerous opportunity for retribution arises. Faced with secrets, lies, and betrayal – does it pay to be a good egg, or do bad chicks reign supreme?

Four friends, three nights, two murders – one heck of an adventure. A rollocking rollercoaster ride from Ibiza to Vegas, via Cheshire, Mother Hens will make you laugh, wince, and wonder what any of us are really capable of when push comes to shove…

Mother Hens Review

I was not sure what to make of Mother Hens because the cover looks very ‘girly.’ It is true not to judge a book by its cover! The plot at times is thrilling and exciting.

Cara Carmichael, mother of two children discovers quite shockingly her husband’s betrayal and struggles with the upheaval of single life.

One of her best friends is getting married with a hen do that’s been planned for years. Cara, bride to be, her crazy cousin and sleep deprived new mum all head to Spain for a fab girl’s holiday.

I enjoyed this witty book and there are some hilarious scenes during their trip. The plot at times seems far-fetched however, I felt it did fit with the characters and the story.

Mother Hens is a laugh- out-loud story with funny characters and shocking twists. A great read.

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About the Author

Sophie McCartney, the force behind the internet phenomenon, Tired & Tested, is a writer and comedian from Liverpool.
Her first book, TIRED & TESTED: The Wild Ride into Parenthood, was a Sunday Times bestseller, lifting the lid on the messier side of life, parenting and adulthood, with the same frank, funny and fearless approach as Sophie’s sketches, songs and stand-up.
Before turning to comedy, Sophie worked in PR and considers promoting the world’s biggest fish finger as a career highlight. Winner of a Funny Women award in 2020, she now shares her no-holds-barred take on life with a legion of fans online, on stage and on screen.
Sophie lives with her husband, two children, one on the way and a beagle with a taste for bin-diving. Find out more at www.sophiemccartney.com.

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