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Debut novella Survival of the Ginnest from Aimee Horton is a fast and fun read. Written entirely in Facebook status updates of Dottie Harris, a vibrant and funny character who takes you on her journey from child-free career girl through her new motherhood, on to the second baby and leaves you as she’s expecting number three.
Dottie is easy to warm to, expressing many of the exasperated feelings and experiences of a parent but delivered with a fab funny twist. Stumbling through motherhood with a ‘helping hand’ from gin, chocolate and a considerable quantity of take away pizza. The importance placed on opening the bar on time made me laugh out loud!
With little statements like “Dottie Harris has chocolate eaters remorse” and “Dottie Harris is really beginning to worry about the spider stalking situation” I almost feel as if Dottie is reading my thoughts! (don’t pretend spider stalking isn’t an issue we all face…)
To sum up. You’ll start the book thinking *I’m not sure I can read a full book written in Facebook status updates* but very quickly you’ll be so into the whole thing that like me you might even absentmindedly press the screen in the expectance you’ll see the comments thread and find out more juicy information… And I defy you to read this book without very much wanting a gin and tonic followed up swiftly by a delivery from Dominos (meat feast for me) and rounded off with a huge bar of chocolate.
Survival of the Ginnest is the first book in the Survival Series and believe me you won’t be able to wait to read Mothers Ruined and find out just what happens when baby number three comes along.
Survival of the Ginnest is available now on Amazon.
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Disclaimer: My copy of Survival of the Ginnest was provided free of charge from Aimee Horton for the purpose of the review. For full details of my disclosure policy read here.