The Not So Perfect Mother by Kerry Fisher
My rating: 5 Stars
Maia is a cleaner working for women who have posh lives, while she struggles to raise her family. Their lives change when she receives a rather unusual inheritance. One of the women that she worked for has died and left her an inheritance to provide her children with tuition to the exclusive Stirling Hall School. This is quite an adjustment because the changes are many, including all of the extras required for her children to attend the new school.
Meanwhile, her family life is quite strained, especially since her partner is letting her down left and right. Also, she has lost more than one client, and her finances take a hit. On an emotional level, she develops feelings for someone a the school. But, the crux of the matter is that she may not be able to keep her children in their new school. Just as I was about to give up right along with Maia, something even better happens to her.
This is my first book by Kerry Fisher, but one that I enjoyed quite well. It was an easy, quick read, and I thoroughly enjoyed the British humor. I was able to connect with Maia and her struggles. I felt for her children as they adapted to the changes their new lives took. I also nearly applauded when she finally let her relationship with her partner go. The ending was a delight. I loved this book and look forward to reading more from this author.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review.
Date of publication: June 6, 2018