The Single Mums’ Book Club by Victoria Cooke

The Single Mums Book Club

Three friends, three single mums, one quest to find love…

It’s 8:30am and I’m already utterly exhausted. My son has lost his football boots, my daughter is ready for school dressed only in her vest and knickers, and of course, my 1-year-old has filled his nappy for what feels like the tenth time this morning.

As for my husband? He’s decided marriage doesn’t suit him, and well… buggered off.

All hope of ‘me time’ has but dwindled to sipping half a glass of wine whilst shouting after the kids. But everything is about to change.

I’m taking control of my life! I’ve joined… a book club.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Wow… live a little.’ But my fellow book clubbers, Amanda and Janey, are my lifelines. They understand the daily struggle because they’re mothers too.

And in between the prosecco, Doritos and googling everything about Mr Darcy on SparkNotes, they’ve convinced me to go on a date with my boss.

A single mum of three looking for romance… what could possibly go wrong?

A gloriously funny and relatable read for anyone who just needs a little more ‘me time’. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? will snort with laughter at this utterly hilarious and heart-warming read.


Fabulous and fun
Steph is divorced with 3 kids, her ex husband is being a nightmare and she hasn’t got enough money for toilet paper leading to a meltdown which changes her life. She meets Janey, a mum who lives across the road from her and they eventually decide to form a book club together
I liked Steph, she is nervous and anxious, she has real fears but everything she does is for her children. They are her everything, and it’s only through meeting Janey that her world starts to expand and she manages to get a job and start interacting with other adults more
The ladies in the book group are all very different from each other with Steph being a divorced parent who is struggling, Janey being a stay at home mum with a sometimes absent husband and Amanda who from the outside seems to have it all but actually doesn’t 
Each of the ladies have experienced loneliness and the book club brings them together and let’s them have the time with other adults that they all need. It gives them friendship and someone to be there for them when they need as well as helping them to accept who they are and that with good friends, anything is possible 
Each of them have their own struggles but it’s the differences which I think made the book club and as a result this book really work and what drew me in and the developments of the characters which kept me hooked. Even if at times I thought some of their escapades a bit crazy and I occasional wished that I could hear from some of the other viewpoints as well as just Steph’s, it really worked as it is and made me chuckle a few times 
I think the characters in this book will seem so familiar to many people out there, not just mums, and as a result I would recommend it to those who enjoy a moment of escapism into another life with characters you will totally love!
AM 🐾 x

Author Bio 

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Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018 and her debut, The Secret fo Falling in Love was optioned in 2020.

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