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The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club

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read The 3 a.m. Shattered Mums' Club by @ninamanningauthor a while back so when I heard there was a sequel, The 6 PM Frazzled Mums' Club I was all over it!

Flash forward a few years, Sophy, Aisha and Mel are sending their little ones off to reception, and now they are facing a whole new life stage. Sophy is just out of the 3 a.m. phase for the second time as her youngest, Poppy, is headed into the toddler years, Aisha is beginning to wonder if her newfound freedom might mean some time for a new business venture, and Mel is looking forward to a new performance opportunity.

All of the comedic and realistic elements that I loved from the first book we back in this one, but as the children grew, the women grew as well. Manning's descriptions of life with small children and the relationship, friendship and emotional challenges that come with raising those children are a breath of fresh air when we live in a world of picture-perfect insta-moms (or tiktok moms?). In fact, Sophy even takes a candid video for instagram sharing her less-than-perfect feelings which perfectly sums up what I think Manning was going for all along; raising kids is not easy, but when we support each other and give each other the space to share what we are going through, we are able to get through it so much easier.

I really loved the sequel, almost as much as the first book, but if I could change one thing it would be taking the focus off the cruise. I was glad to see that there was a significant portion of the book post-cruise, I was just hoping for a little more day to day life and I felt that the time away from the families - while a good reminder that we need time away and with our friends - ate away at the actual "6 pm frazzled mums" piece. There were the classic text convos over dinner chaos, but I would have liked a little more daily chaos.

Thanks @theboldbookclub and @netgalley for giving me the chance to read this great book!

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This was a great book I really enjoyed it and loved the real life character lives. This was a great book to lose yourself in.
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Just as good as the '3am shattered mums club! What an amazing funny, lighthearted read. I love these down to earth, real life, it happens books!

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what a fun read! as a 40 something this struck so many chords with me avd i loved it!
a real easy read to get lost in on a cold winters day!

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I thought this was a bit of a slow starter but once it got going it was an enjoyable read. Admittedly I thought that the middle of the book was very farfetched, I don't want to say much more than that as it would spoil it for new readers.. The book can be read as a standalone but I think that reading the previous story would help give an insight into the characters.
Thanks to Netga)ley and the publisher for an ARC of this book

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Sophy, Aisha, and Mel of the 3am Shattered Mums' Club are still friends four years after the first book, now with their children starting school and other complications. This was on par with the first book. Problems crop up in the women's lives, and everything is solved in a neat package by the end of the book. 3 stars.

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A great story of a group of mums who deal with life through their What's App groups. This ends up complicating things when their children start school and they face new difficulties that are set to try them. The opportunity to go on a ten day cruise seems like the perfect solution...until more problems arise. A good read.

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The 3 friends are back again and it’s been 4 years and we get to see whats going on in their lives now. They are still friends and still rely and support each other with parenting advice. We get to read about how their challenges in live with kids have changed.Author Nina Manning writes great characters with fun and interesting stories. I am looking forward to when these ladies kids are teenager and see how life has change.
Thanks @netgalley

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The frazzled mums are back and their children are now starting school, which for each mum brings a new set of challenges!

After meeting outside a cancelled  toddler group as new mums in the first book they formed their own little  support group and shared their experiences via their popular podcast. However, now the intricacies of playground politics, school Whatsapp groups and obligations to the PTFA are thrown into the mix. Does it really matter if the cake you donate to the school fair is not homemade, but a blinged up sponge from the supermarket?

An entertaining book which lots of parents will relate to!

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Our favorite frazzled Mum's are back I was excited to see there was a follow up to the first book. I do not have children. but find this book to be witty and fun. I love the friendships the ladies have. This was a good read and a solid 4 star from me.

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I loved being back with the mums from the 3am shattered mums club and finding out what they are up to now their little ones are finally starting school. Such a relatable book, a nice easy read I would recommend this!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This is a sequel to The 3am Shattered Mums' Club. It can stand alone, but it would be helpful to read them in order for a greater appreciation for the storyline and characters.

The author's writing is humorous and easily pulls readers in to this realistic and relatable story that will likely hit the mark with moms. Heartwarming scenes balance out the lighthearted one. This is a quick, easy read about the value of friendship.

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I read and enjoyed Nina's previous novel, the 3am shattered mum's club, so I was keen to read this one. Thanks to Rachel from Rachel's Random Resources and Boldwood Books for my gifted E-Arc and spot on the blogtour.
We are reunited with the 3 friends from the first book and get to see how their lives have progressed in 4 years. They've swapped nappies for lunchboxes, but they still rely on each other for support and fun, and I enjoyed reading about their challenges. All three characters had their own stories to tell, and there were obstacles and surprises for all. Nina Manning is great at delivering relatable characters with interesting stories. I really enjoyed the book, and I look forward to her next offering.

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I need a good light hearted book and this definitely hit the mark. I really enjoyed the friendship that happened between the three main women. It was so nice to think about how having that support during the rough times means so much. There were definitely some surprises in here which was nice too.



Thanks so much to netgalley and the publisher for the arc. The opinions are my own.

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Well, what can I say other than fun and extremely relatable. This book is the second in a series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone, as I did. My son started Reception this year, so I fully relate. I even had a mini care package of tea and biscuits from the school. Nina has written a very easy to read book of friendship, motherhood, and life moving on, as Aisha, Sophy and Mel juggle new found freedoms and new dreams. Overall, it's a very fun book

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Read and reviewed in exchange for a free copy from NetGalley. This was an enjoyable light read. I was particularly interested in Aisha's storyline.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook.
I didn't know this was a part of a series (part 2 actually) and I usually don't need to read the entire series from the beginning on a book I can usually follow along but with this book this I had to go and read the first book because so much was happening and it was all in the first novel so I felt lost.
All and all the book is okay. I like that these woman came together as friends but I just think that everyone of their personal issues that were separate was just kind of boring and I just didn't think it was engaging at least for me. I usually love these type of stories but it was just okay and an easy fast read.

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This is the follow up to The 3am Shattered Mums’Club when the three friends were in the thick of raising newborns. You just feel that Aisha, Mel and Sophy are credible characters. They are distinct, with their own stories in the background and all struggling in their own ways with life now that their children are starting school. I liked them all. There are moments that everyone who has lived through such a time will recognise, from the social war zone that is the school playground to the dreaded WhatsApp groups. Above all, they are reevaluating what they want for their futures which includes taking a long look at their relationships.

I found this to be an entertaining read, with plenty to amuse. Most of the humour comes from the finely observed characters and their dialogue. Friendship and family are at the centre of the women’s lives and by the end, you can see them all evolving with a fresh direction. Some have to look back at past choices, to see whether they followed the right way. To me, the overall message emerges to be true to yourself.

In short: a witty look at family and friendship.

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A good palate cleanser, The 6pm Frazzled Mums’ Club stands as a fun sequel to The 3am Shattered Mums’ Club but the story, writing style and dialogue sadly pale in comparison.

From the cover and blurb, I was expecting personal dramas interspersed with the pains of raising toddlers and everything that comes with it. The children are instead in the background and we actually spend a good chunk of the book on a cruise, without the partners and kids.

Compared to the first book, the stakes are almost nonexistent. Mel, Aisha and Sophy each deal with a problem or two that could get, and do get resolved in a conversation and I was left wanting more. More from the dialogue, which I got lost in more than once, more from the writing style, which was a lot of exposition that just didn’t live up to the way it complemented the themes of the first book.

“Whatever the question, the answer is wine” as an homage to the borderline alcoholic wine mom demographic is just… It doesn’t even fit here! Again, the cover and blurb feel disconnected from the actual book, and that’s where this is similar to the first one. There’s no potty training or tantrums the parents have to deal with and no exploration of that particular part of parenthood that I was looking forward to reading.

All in all though, I can’t say I had a bad time. Easy to read, familiar characters and low stakes made this a nice respite from the stuff I’ve been reading and for that I appreciate it.

Thank you to Boldwood Books for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I loved The 3am Shattered Mums’ Club so it was great to revisit the ladies in this sequel. This is such a heartwarming book. Despite the title, it’s not a moan about being a mother and everything that comes with it. Instead, it is a realistic overview of motherhood, and what having a good set of friends can do for you.

As a new mother myself, it had me feeling a whole range of emotions. It showed me how life changes after becoming a mother, but not in all the “bad” ways people like to tell you about. You can have a career, a happy marriage and a wonderful set of friends. Becoming a mother has certainly shown me the value of having a good circle around you.

This book was easy to read because of the author’s style. It’s funny and engaging. Many of us know the struggle of having too many friendship groups on the go! The funny moments balance the more emotional parts and you end up with one big, comforting hug.

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