Sunday, 26 March 2017
Review: The Mills & Boon Modern Girl's Guide to Turning into Your Mother - Ada Adverse
A) Opened your mouth and heard your mother come out?
B) Wondered whether a bunch of flowers and breakfast in bed once a year really makes up for the 37 hours your mum spent in St Agnes’ Maternity Ward?
C) Voiced a heartfelt opinion on the weather?
If so, the Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Turning Into Your Mother is for you: a guide to the joys of motherhood – with a feminist twist.
The Mills & Boon Modern Girls Guide Series:
Turning into Your Mother
Working 9 to 5
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Firstly let me just wish all the mums out there a very happy Mother's Day! This book isn't so much a guide showing you how to turn into your mother (or how to avoid it!) but more likely a book that shows you that it's too late - it's already happened! This book is along similar lines to Penguin's Ladybird books for grownups collection where you have a vintage picture on one side of the page and an amusing caption to accompany it on the opposite. That makes it a very quick book to read cover to cover or you can dip in and out of it as the mood strikes you.
I'm not a mother myself so I think some of the anecdotes missed the mark a little because of that but there were definitely things I was still able to relate to and I'm sure my Mum will find it even funnier. This is the kind of book that makes a great Mother's Day gift (I know my Mum will be receiving a copy today!) to any mums or grandmothers in your life and I'm looking forward to checking out more from the series.
Of course I have to end this review with a picture so here's one of my favourite pages:
Source: Received from Mills & Boon Insiders in exchange for an honest review
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