Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton [AD-GIFTED]

March 4, 2019

This is a gifted partnership from Penguin Random House

This year I have found myself returning to my previous love of picking up a book and getting lost in the words and characters. Throughout my teenage years, I always had a book in my bag to enjoy just in case I got five minutes to read a chapter or two.

Jo Middleton the award-winning blogger behind Slummy Single Mummy has written her first novel Playgroups & Prosecco and I’m so pleased that I was sent an advanced copy. This has been tucked in my handbag, on the arm of the sofa and by my laptop so that I can read a few pages whenever I get a minute.

Playgroups & Prosecco

Single mum Frankie’s whole life revolves around her kids. But when your teenage daughter goes on more dates than you and your toddler has a more active social life, something has to change. Forget ‘me-time’, Frankie would settle for some adult conversation, and watching something other than the Disney Channel.

The local playgroup may be ruled by Instagram mums with perfect husbands but Frankie accidentally forms a splitter group of single parents. After all, Mummy really needs a playdate of her own.

Now pass the prosecco…

My thoughts on Playgroups & Prosecco…

As soon as I opened up the book to find that it was written in a diary style, I was taken back to my days of reading Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones Diary. However, just a few pages in it is clear that this is so much more than just about another diary-style novel. Frankie draws you into what life is like as a mother and her juggling her newly-found single status. While navigating ‘baby-daddies’, work and Tinder. Whilst sharing her love for Jaffa cakes, prosecco and Netflix.

Reading about the friends she made whilst taking her youngest daughter to playgroup, makes me question why I never plucked up the courage to attend myself with my own children. Her description of the people she encounters makes me laugh out loud as she is spot on with the ‘Instagram mums’.

Her newly found friendships help her take the leap into the dating scene again via Tinder – which makes me realise just how lucky I am not to be ‘out there’ dating. The messages she receives from potential suiters are… WOW! The leg popping kiss man seemed like he had potential, only to ruin it with a message the following morning. Whilst at least he was honest, it was still very eye-opening.

Overall a funny, laugh out loud read about what life is truly like a single mum navigating her way through a new chapter in her life. Although my lingering question is, how can she only consume half a packet of Jaffa cakes? Please tell me I’m not the only one to find that the packet mysteriously disappears before my eyes.

Where can you buy Playgroups & Prosecco?

Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton is available to buy from Amazon. Available on Kindle now, and released in paperback on 2nd May 2019.

Win a copy of Playgroups & Prosecco

Let’s add a little fun, Jaffa Cakes and Prosecco into your next reading session with a copy of Playgroups & Prosecco to giveaway.

Prize: Paperback copy of Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton

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Playgroups and Prosecco: The (mis)adventures of a single mum

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  • Solange March 4, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Sounds like a fun read.

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    Would love to read thanks

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    As a recently single mum, I would love to read this!

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    This book sounds like a great funny read.

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    This looks like a great read, especially as I have a little got myself!

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    Oh I’d love to read this!

  • Diane Carey March 15, 2019 at 7:45 am

    A fun read would make a change to a thriller. I love Jaffa Cakes too

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    This is exactly me at the moment ! I could do with a sense of humour lol, many thanks….

  • Elizabeth Smith March 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    sounds like perfect escapism

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    lovely giveaway thank you x

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    This sounds right up my street! If I don’t win I’ll be buying it for sure

  • Catherine Gregory March 24, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Being a single Mummy this sounds a funny read

  • Natalie Crossan March 24, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    i’d love to read this thank you

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