Surviving motherhood? It's all about having the right support network. Lawyer and new mum Cassie has a husband who converses mainly through jokes, a best friend on the other side of the world, and a taskforce of Babycraft mothers who make her feel she has about as much maternal aptitude as a jellyfish.
Husband Jonathan dismisses Cassie's maternal anxieties, but is he really paying attention to his struggling wife?
He's started sleep talking and it seems there's more on his mind than he's letting on.
Then sexy, swaggering ex-boyfriend Malkie saunters into Cassie's life again.
Unlike Jonathan, he 'gets' her. He'd like to get her into bed again, too...And on top of all her emotional turmoil, she also finds herself advising a funeral director on ghost protocol and becomes involved in an act of hotel spa fraud, never mind hiding cans of wasp spray all over the house to deal with the stalker who seems to be lurking everywhere she looks.
Marriage and motherhood isn't the fairytale Cassie thought it would be.
Will her strange new world fall apart around her or will tiny acts of love be enough to get her through?Funny, perceptive and real, Tiny Acts of Love portrays the rawness of motherhood, the flipside of love and the powerful lure of paths not taken.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Black and White Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/03/2014
- Category: Adult & contemporary romance
- ISBN: 9781845027216
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Review by Gary-Bonn
This book took my breath away – and kept it until I’d finished reading. I’ve never read anything, quite so vivid, that describes having a first child. Lucy Lawrie mixes subtle themes of terror, humour and suppressed fears – and, as a bonus, invents a hilarious new form of legal practise.Enchanting from the first few lines, the threads expand and pull you deeper and deeper into the underlying themes.If you’ve not been through the first months of parenthood – read this! You’ll get an in-depth perspective of the emotional turmoil, and learn real survival mechanisms (and gain a deep insight into the lives of your “oh-so-coping” peers).If you’ve lived through all that, read it anyway. It brings back all the intensity and feelings of helplessness that you survived.In amongst all of this is a very clever tangle of present and past loves, and an insight into the re-evaluations of relationships that emerge with parenthood.Even though the ending stunned me with its crystal-clear insight into the nature of love, the whole book kept me intrigued, laughing, and on the edge of my seat.