Here’s a little about the book:
A hilarious story of the ups and downs of a overtired and overworked mother, two needy children and an overbearing husband the perfect laugh-out-loud story
The diary of a nagging wife is a hilarious journey of the up’s and downs of the life of Annie a 39-year-old mother to a chatty toddler and a newborn, going from a high roller financial manager to being boggled down with two children is no easy picnic, throw in an overbearing obnoxious husband to the mix equals a disaster.
Written in the form of a diary, join Annie as she begins to wonder whether there is more to life than swollen breasts and picking up her husbands dirty laundry from of the floor. Can Annie truly figure out what she wants from her life?
Donna has very kindly shared an extract with us today. We both hope that you enjoy reading.
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As much as Annie loves being with the family, her idea of doing something nice as a family is more like a nice picnic, or a quiet stroll in an forest. Not a 2 hour trek to Colchester with the kids screaming in the back seat only to arrive at a mud infested camping site.
‘Isabelle,’ I call out from the hallway. ‘It’s time to go come down please.’ Matthew had put Joshua in his car seat and I remembered to pack the camping gear, food plus fishing rods. We decided to head over to a country park this weekend.
Matthew is such an adventurer. Before me and the kids he would often be found hiking some trail across Europe, or climbing some skyscraper mountain, now he settles for the occasional golf and camping sites, which unfortunately we are obliged to attend. I’m not one for pitching up a tent and walking in mud, but Isabelle loves it; she has her dad’s love for adventure, so she’ll be more than happy to help her father string bait onto the fishing rod, while I’m trying my very best not to gag from the pungent smell of fish guts.
I strap Isabelle into her seat and we make our way out to Colchester, which means I have two hours to sit in the car listening to Isabelle repeat, ‘Are we there yet?’ every fifteen minutes, Joshua crying to get out of his car seat which he absolutely loathes plus Matthew ranting on about his new state of the art self-inflating sleeping bed.
‘I thought this was a self-inflating sleeping bed?’ I find myself saying to Matthew in anger as our state-of-the-art bed wasn’t self-inflating at all – in fact it was completely flat.
‘Well, that’s what it said on the packaging,’ he said, mumbling to himself whilst reading the instructions. ‘What good is a sleeping bed if you can’t sleep in it,’ I moaned. ‘Don’t have ago at me, I’m trying to fix it, aren’t I?’
‘I’m sorry,’ I said, ‘but I’m tired after the long drive and all the activities, all I want to do is lie down and sleep. Thank God the kids’ sleeping bags inflate.
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About Donna Mensah:
Donna is a women’s fiction writer and her writing is know for it’s humor and will often have you convulsing with laughter from the moment you pick it up.
Donna started her career as a singer and songwriter, so her passion for writing was already evident, however a twist of fate, allowed her to take a different route into the world of book writing and she hasn’t looked back since.
Donna lives and works out of her home in Waltham Abbey, Essex with her husband and two children.
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