‘Will make you snort laugh for 265 pages.’ – Sally Obermeder
‘Totally relatable, an honest fun read. As a first time Mum, I loved it.’ – Laura Csortan
Liv Huntley never saw herself as the Mother’s Group type. In fact, there was no way she was going to become one of those mums. But with husband Hugo always at work and bestie Sophie distracted with her latest fling, the realities of life at home with daughter Annabelle soon starts to grate, and Liv begrudgingly joins her local bub’s club.
There she discovers a whole world of motherhood tribes she never knew existed (or wanted to): from activewear-clad Alpha mums to Croc-wearing Vegan Queens. Liv finds her niche with Molly and Emma, the most ‘normal’ of the bunch, while harbouring a serious girl crush on perfect Amanda, who seems to have this whole parenting thing down pat.
What starts as a way to kill time between feeds and nappy changes, quickly develops into a close friendship, and Liv confides in Molly and Emma about her deepest fears: her paranoia about an increasingly-distant Hugo, and concern for Sophie, who’s fallen head over heels with a married new dad.
Just when she thinks things can’t get worse, an anonymous mummy blog starts hitting a bit too close to home, and Liv realises not everything – or everyone – is what they seem. And when her worlds collide in the most shocking way, it’s Bugaboos at 10 paces as Liv is forced into damage control to keep her new and old friends happy.
From baby modeling competitions to mum-preneurs, ‘Group’ is a humorous look at love, friendship, motherhood and finding allies in unlikely places. Oh, and coffee – lots of coffee.