📚 Synopsis 📚
Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy – thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna. Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isn’t helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane. When Saoirse’s agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a ‘warts and all’ account of being a mother without giving away what it’s really like?
💭 My Thoughts 💭
I’ve read a few books about motherhood and the joys and dramas that surround bringing up a mini version of yourself. The honesty and truth that is written in Time Out is hilarious and fantastic. It describes the real horrors of being a parent. I loved it and related to a lot of what Saoirse described.
I’m sure we’ve all been there as new mothers, when we have every Tom, Dick and Harry wanting to impart their words of wisdom on you on how to raise your child. Saoirse deals with these people the best way she knows. Through a lot of healthy swearing 😊
This book isn’t just about being a parent. This book follows the relationships that are built and broken as life goes on. We see how Saoirse finds a kindred spirit in Bea. Bea is a friend we all need in our lives to boost us and to handle those hard situations that we get ourselves into.
We see the development of family relationships and how they have an impact on the way we grow. I liked reading about David, Saoirse’s husband. Even though he irritated the hell out of me and at times I wondered how Saoirse could live with him. But, as we chipped away at his character and got more of an understanding it was clear to see why he is the way he is.
Time Out is the first in a three part book series. And, I can’t wait to see what happens next to the characters that we have met in Time Out.
Time Out is a light hearted read. An honest outlook at life, relationships and bringing up children.
✍🏼 About The Author ✍🏼
Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghostwriter, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.