A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother

playground  by: Christie Barlow

Genre: Comedy, Women’s Fiction

Review: Rachel Young is your everyday wife and mother. She and her husband have four children and a nice home in a nice neighbourhood. But feeling a little claustrophobic with their crazy neighbours and the playground mafia at the kids’ school, they decide to move to the country and live a more simple life.

If you haven’t noticed, I didn’t rate this book. It’s because I didn’t finish. Please don’t misunderstand though. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not what I enjoy reading. Christie Barlow’s writing style is fun and informal. It reads like listening to a friend or reading a journal. The author is witty and the storyline is believable.

So, why didn’t I finish? I am of the minority. I really don’t like gossip. A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother is just that. It follows the day to day life of the main character, Rachel, and all of the quirky goings on of family life, but I found that the majority of the story was about the gossip that was spreading around their little village. It’s just simply not my cup of tea.

However, if you’re looking for a light and fun read and enjoy hearing the neighbourhood ‘dish’, I really think you might enjoy reading it. Barlow is obviously a mother who finds humour in the everyday occurrences of the normal life and is a fun storyteller.

About the Author:


Christie Barlow the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother decided to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. She is just a Mum who wrote a book to prove to her children whatever you want to do in life go for it. The book she wrote to prove a point is now an Amazon #1 bestseller in the UK and USA. The follow up sequel is due to be released spring 2015

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Where to find your copy:

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