How to Make Time for Me: a funny and heartwarming summer read

Head of Zeus Ltd
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No-one said being a single mum would be easy...

Everyone knows that being a single mother means having no time to yourself. But for Callie Brown, its more exhausting than most. She's juggling the needs of three teenage children, two live-in parents, a raffish ex-husband, and a dog who never stops eating.

The last thing Callie needs is anything more on her plate. So when she bumps (quite literally) into a handsome, age-appropriate cyclist, she's quick to dismiss him from her life. After all, if she doesn't have time to brush her hair in the morning, she certainly doesn't have time to fall in love...

Funny, heartwarming and oh-so-true, this is a novel about motherhood, families, and life after divorce, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Allison Pearson.

What readers are saying about Fiona Perrin:

'A truthful, poignant and ultimately uplifting tale of modern marriage and modern divorce' Fiona Collins, author The Year of Being Single.

'Funny, engaging and poignant, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, found it easy to read and definitely recommend it' Claire Saul, painpalsblog.

'I loved the story. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking, but it made me smile as well. A very good mixture of excellent ingredients. 5 stars' Els, B for Book Review.

'This is an absolutely fantastic and beautiful read about a woman trying to find her place in society again. I truly loved it' Kim S, Netgalley.

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About the author

Fiona Perrin was a journalist and copywriter before building a career as a sales and marketing director in industry. Having always written, she completed the Curtis Brown Creative Writing course before writing The Story After Us. Fiona grew up in Cornwall, hung out for a long time in London and then Hertfordshire, and now writes as often as possible from her study overlooking the sea at the end of The Lizard peninsula.

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Publisher
Head of Zeus Ltd
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Published on
Jul 11, 2019
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781788547345
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Later in Life
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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She got her happily ever after. What came next?

If she tries very hard, Ami can remember when she used to have a dynamic and exciting career and a husband who she loved more than life itself, and who was equally smitten with her...

Now she has two children, a terrifyingly large mortgage, and no idea who she has become – or why she and her husband can't even be in the same room anymore.

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As funny as Sophie Kinsella, as poignantly touching as Marian Keyes, Fiona Perrin's hilarious debut is an unmissable story for modern women everywhere.

Previously published as The Story After Us.

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'A truthful, poignant and ultimately uplifting tale of modern marriage and modern divorce' Fiona Collins, author The Year of Being Single.

'Funny, engaging and poignant, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, found it easy to read and definitely recommend it' Claire Saul, painpalsblog.

'I loved the story. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking, but it made me smile as well. A very good mixture of excellent ingredients. 5 stars' Els, B for Book Review.

'This is an absolutely fantastic and beautiful read about a woman trying to find her place in society again. I truly loved it' Kim S, Netgalley.

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