The Two Lives of Maddie Meadows
By Sharley Scott
What it’s about?
Maddie Meadows adores her family and loves her work. But she has good reason to keep them separate.
For single mum Maddie, home is a flat on a run-down estate. And family consists of an excitable toddler, a lonely Dad and a younger brother mired in a love triangle.
Meanwhile, professional Madeleine balances a tricky day job, made worse by a jealous colleague. No one at work knows about her other life, and she needs to keep it this way: one of the bosses has made his feelings very clear about single parents and the people on her estate.
Thank goodness for her fun-loving and loyal friends – although Maddie wishes they’d believe her when she insists she has no time for love. Or so she tells herself as she fights to quell her hidden feelings for her gorgeous colleague, Oliver, who comes from the posh part of town.
When her friends line up their ideal man for her – Sean, more beanstalk than Bean – Maddie wishes she’d told them the truth. It’s hard enough juggling two lives. But, with all the added complications, how long will be it be before Maddie’s carefully created world comes crashing down?
What I think:
This is an amusing, enjoyable read about the struggle between personal and professional.
Single-mum Maddie supporting her family and professional Madeleine trying to make a success if her career. And feel like you are not doing a great job at anything.
As Maddie works out how to balance the different parts of herself she might even find love on the way.
This is a little slice of real life. Great dialogue and an interesting cast of characters with some outright snobs and suitably horrid villains.
Maddie comes to appreciate that who you are and where you come from can be an advantage no matter the circumstances. A lovely book filled with the humour of motherhood and friendship.
This is the first in a new series and I think it will really appeal to readers who like humorous, family based drama with relatable characters.
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About the author:
Sharley Scott is the author of the ‘Devon Seaside Guesthouse’ novels – Bedlam & Breakfast and B&Bers Behaving Madly.
Her latest book ‘The Two Lives of Maddie Meadows’ is being published in early July 2020. The second in the series ‘The Gift of a Rose’ will be available in the autumn.
Sharley is a guesthouse owner in South Devon. She is thankful to have been blessed with lots of amazing and kind-hearted guests, who are nothing like some of the characters featured in the Devon Seaside Guesthouse series.
The Two Lives of Maddie Meadows is a fictional account, but Sharley has never forgotten how interesting life can be with a toddler. Some of the mischief Josh gets up to will be familiar to all parents. Sharley has carried out the threats she made to her son decades ago and now embarrasses him by telling tales to his girlfriend, although he gets her back by recounting stories about his mum.
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Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to share in this feel good blog tour