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I Will Survive

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  20 reviews
A laugh out loud, feel good romantic comedy about surviving love, life and parenting one gin at a time!

5am. It’s still dark outside.
Hit snooze, hit snooze again.
But it’s not the alarm, it’s the kids.
They’re dressing the cat up in a purple tutu.
And I’m hiding in the bathroom, messaging HELP to my friends.

We may be more slummy mummys t
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published September 19th 2018 by Bookouture
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Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun! Nostalgic! Engaging!

This was a fun book that brought back memories of my kids early days of school... The descriptors in this books very long subtitle are a bit misleading, I wouldn’t necessarily say this book is laugh out loud funny or a romantic comedy.... what it was is a very engaging story that gives a realistic look into motherhood.... filled with delightful characters and an occasional giggle.... A story that I truly appreciated for the story it was, it really depicted th
Sep 18, 2018 added it
So excited today to be on the blog tour for Pippa James’ debut, I Will Survive! Thank you to Bookouture for the invitation.

This is a book about friendship and family and motherhood and finding your “mom friends.” I especially enjoyed the family dynamics and the motherhood issues, and found myself growing quite attached to these characters by the end of the book.

There are three very distinctly different women - Alison, Kaye, and Frankie - who have different styles of parenting. Kate is a wallfl
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I Will Survive: A laugh out loud, feel good romantic comedy about surviving love, life and parenting one gin at a time! by Pippa James has probably the longest subtitle out there that to be honest I didn’t even find really fit the book at all. Maybe it was just me but I didn’t actually find this all that funny or romantic and if rating off that I might have ended at 1 star.

However, reading this one I did find myself getting engrossed in the lives of the ladies within I Will Survive.
Rachel Gilbey
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Three incredibly different women, all just trying to survive motherhood! Frankie, Alison and Kate all felt very realistic, as though you probably have met at least one of them in your own playground

Frankie is a young single mum to Liam, who lives with her won mum, and her mother Paula does most of the childcare. She is possibly the character with the most personal growth in this book - initially a bit tricky to like, but by the end I really did enjoy reading about her and eager to see how she d
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
School does not only change the kids' lives ...

This book was so relaxing. I read it in one go on a lazy Sunday and it was all I needed to reload my batteries.

The story takes us, mums, back to the days when our children had to start school. A period full of good and not so good memories. Oh no, don't think you can enjoy this one if you are not a mum (yet). Maybe it will remind you of your own first days or of a niece, cousin, ..., but most of all it's about growing up, coming out of
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This book is what the doctor ordered! I swear I keep reading some books at an opportune time in my life! Me at the moment using the mantra I will survive, as my little lady is off to school and I am working full-time, potential PTA me! So it is all kicking off and I have fab friends to help me through it! Perfect timing!

The three mums, Frankie, Allison and Kate are all relatable and to be honest, I think at times I was a combination of the three of them! Wanting to be the perfect mum, to be acc
Emma L
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is a cute story and has characters that we all meet at the school gates, for example the PTA ladies in this book does mirror my school's PTA and even my own personal experiences of it all! I did giggle at some of the funny moments in the story whereas other points in the story were quite sad. If you're looking for a light read that is not to taxing to follow then this is a ok book.

I received a ARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
I think this's one of the funniest book I read in 2018. Even if I'm not a mother there were part I was able to relate and laughed a lot.
The book is really written and the plot interesting.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for this ARC
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I Will Survive focuses on three mothers and their harried lives. Frankie, Alison and Kate all have children attending the same school and they become involved in some common activities, including play dates and the PTA, with all of the planning that ensues. Each woman is fighting the battle of motherhood, failing even. Kate is the most fragile of the three. Frankie is a single mum with very few maternal instincts. Alison is the over-achiever of
The story of a group of playground mums (and dads!) and their lives in between collecting their children from school.  The book primarily focuses around mums Frankie, Kate and Alison.  Frankie, the young single mum who so far has left the upbringing of her son to her mum; Kate, a shy and retiring mum of 2 whose husband is training to run the marathon; and Alison, desperate to integrate herself with the popular mums of the school – even if it means joining the PTA.  They are all completely differ ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book introduces a little town, which our three leading ladies call home. We have Frankie the youngest mother of the brood who does not fit any mould in the playground as the kids make their way inside. She is loud, uncertain and struggling in life in general. She does not know her so-called easy life is about to change making her a better person. Kate is trying to hide in the shadows, she is worried about almost everything under the sun. She does not know that she will be yanked into partic ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Frankie, Kate, and Alison are three women with one thing in common, they all have children at the same school. Apart from that, they are very different people, from different walks of life. Frankie is a young single parent, Alison is striving to be the perfect wife and mother and Kate is introverted and self-conscious.

I saw a little of myself in each character which is the reason the book held my attention. As mothers, we all have different perceptions of how to be ‘perfect’ and we a
Monica Mac
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Hmmm, this book is all about the time in a woman's life when your child starts school. How to juggle the needs of your child, your partner, your job, other relatives etc.

It is primarily about Frankie, Alison and Kate - three women who are about as different as it is possible for three women to be, and the relationships they have with their families and with each other as well. They approach motherhood dissimilarly and yet there is something that connects each of them.

It's been a lon
Fiona Lindsay
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this engaging and well written book about three young women doing their best to be good mums while negotiating the PTA, friendships, family problems - and new love.

There are plenty of laughs (as well as a few tears), sparkling dialogue and great characterisation. I loved feisty Frankie, uptight Alison and sweet, gentle Kate, and look forward to meeting them again in the sequel.
Mary Thomas
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to Netgalley for my copy.

This is a light quite entertaining book for the beach. It has some funny moments but the characters are shallow and very immature.
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This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I saw this book on Netgalley last year but I knew I wouldn't have time to read it so I managed to exercise some restraint and didn't request it. With the second book coming next month I thought it was time to catch up.

This story is centred around three mums Frankie, Kate and Alison. Frankie has let her mum do a lot of the bringing up of her son for the last five years. Kate is a nervous mum which is reflected in her youngest and Alis
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book I really enjoyed it. The characters are well drawn, I think I've met some in real life! There are funny scenes, heartwarming ones (watch out for bananas - that made me cry and you'll know when you get ther, and just plain true to life ones. Favourite character actually turned out in the end to be Alison! I wish I could be that organised. The story takes us through from September to December of the characters children starting school for the first time. It's a milestone for the parents ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found this book to be a silly, predictable story about a young British mom who is not ready to grow up. To be honest, I was unable to finish it, because I found it difficult to suspend belief enough to accept the extent of Frankie's selfishness.
kieran james bassett
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The perfect mum read!

Three unlikely mums all rally together to get through this thing we call motherhood. Full of laughs and the odd tear and plenty of wine! Can’t wait to read the happiness project which is next on my list. Really worth a read.
Hayley 🐝
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