Blog Tour: Take Mum Out by Fiona Gibson

Take Mum OutTake Mum Out is a wonderful summer read. 

Review by Laura. 

Take Mum Out is about a woman called Alice who is fast approaching her fortieth birthday.  She is the mother of two teenage boys, Logan and Fergus and she has her own business.

Her three friends decide that it’s time that she got back into the dating game and each decide to set her up with someone they think would be perfect for her. Cue three first blind dates where she meets Giles, Stephen and Charlie.

I am not a mum so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to relate to this book. Truth was, I couldn’t put it down. It was charming, funny, warm and very nice to read. Alice was a great character and I warmed to her straight away. She was funny and is cooler than she thinks she is. She is a strong woman. I liked this. I liked the fact that Alice didn’t feel as though she desperately wanted to get back into dating but saw it as an adventure.

The boys, Fergus and Logan were great and I remember having similar conversations with my mum over a couple of situations in the book. It’s funny now, that I am older, I am seeing my mother’s point of view. 

Her friends are lovely too and I wanted to know what was happening with them as much as I did with Alice.

All the men were very different and I had my favourite from the beginning and knew which one I wanted her to end up with. I am not going to say anymore, as I don’t want to give too much away about the end.

There were parts where I laughed out loud… a lot. I finished with a smile on my face and feeling happy. With summer coming up, I can see this quite happily gracing many beaches as it’s perfect for a holiday read but even if you’re not going away, I recommend it anyway. 

Take Mum Out was released by Avon on 13th March. It’s available to buy in paperback and e-book. 

Fiona has stopped by Novel Kicks today on her blog tour for Take Mum Out. Read our interview with Fiona. 


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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