Ellie is fresh back from her honeymoon and can’t wait to share her news with her best friends Katie and Jane. To everyone’s surprise, mother-of-two Jane has news of her own… The women are due a day apart and Katie can’t wait to be an honorary auntie to the babies.
But it’s hard to keep your sense of humour, not to mention your self-esteem, in the face of hemorrhoids and elasticated waistbands. Add a clingy mother-in-law, a career in cardiac arrest and a sex life that makes Mother Theresa look lusty, and soon their lives are as out of control as their bodies.
As the co-founders of The Curvy Girls Club, where loving yourself is the only rule, will the friends be able to practice what they preach?
I was very happy to hear that Michele has written a follow up to her novel, The Curvy Girls Club. This novella returns us to Ellie, Katie and Jane not long after the end of The Curvy Girls Club ended.
Ellie announces her pregnancy and not long after, so does Jane. The characters are delighted to be going through this event together, especially when Katie makes a surprise announcement.
I really did enjoy this novella and my main gripe is that it wasn’t longer as I was liking reading it so much. They have all moved onto the next stage of their lives but there are still a few things bubbling under the surface that they need to work on.
All of them are experiences slightly different issues (on top of all the hormones and things) and I found this interesting and fun. I loved being back with these women. I love the friendship they have and reading this was like returning to catch up with old friends.
Ellie has a pushy mother in law who she doesn’t understand at all, Jane is not completely happy at work in a job that focuses so much on appearance and Katie (who is still running the Curvy Girls Club,) was really not expecting her pregnancy and is the one who is freaking out the most.
The plot happily develops and it’s paced well too. I liked the inspirational quotes that Ellie gives to Jane and Katie too (lovely little illustrations.)
(The Curvy Girls Baby Club is published by Notting Hill Press, August 2015. Thank you to them for a review copy.)
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