Wife Support System
Praise for Wife Support Syndrome
A laugh-out-loud emotional rollercoaster with friendship at its wonderful core.’
– Zoë Folbigg, bestselling author of The Note
‘Pacey, well-written, funny, heartwarming and lovely. I really enjoyed it.’
– Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess
‘Hilarious and fun, tense and poignant. All of the emotions! I loved it. A seamless debut from a writer I’m sure we'll be hearing a lot more of.’
– Catherine Bennetto, bestselling author of How Not to Fall in Love, Actually
‘A witty and engaging look at the trials of being a working mother. A novel that will resonate with any woman who has ever had to juggle work and childcare. Funny and enjoyable. We could all do with some Wife Support!’
– Jane Wenham-Jones, author of Wanna be a Writer? and The Big Five-O
About Wife Support System
Published by Hera Books
'We’ve got the balance all wrong. Instead of living with our partners, struggling to do everything by ourselves and only seeing each other now and then, we should do it the other way round. We should live together and see them now and then.'
Erica knows her suggestion’s extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she’s extremely desperate. Polly and Louise aren’t convinced, but when circumstances force them to move into Polly's enormous but run-down house, they have to admit life’s much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.
At first, communal living seems like the answer to their prayers – childcare on tap, rotas for cleaning and someone always around to cook dinner (no more last-minute pizza delivery). But over time, resentment starts to grow as they judge each other’s parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet rolls.
As one woman has her head turned by a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendship and relationships strong? Or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?
Fans of Marian Keyes and Why Mummy Drinks won’t want to miss this hilarious, relatable read!
Wife Support System was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon award 2020.
Work in progress
Second Wife Syndrome
About Second Wife Syndrome
Determined not to be the resentful second wife, Marie tolerates Scott seeing his first family (that she has never met!) more than his current one.
Instead, she focuses on the other aspects of her life: stopping three-year-old Anna using the swear words her grandma taught her – just because they’re in French doesn’t mean they’re not rude; promoting her dressmaking business via social media, without accidentally using the dick pic her cousin sent her; and avoiding the new, Idris Elba-lookalike doctor. He might be hot, but he’s not taking Marie’s quest to quit sugar at all seriously, mocking her insistence that it’s causing extreme paranoia.
But it must be. Why else would she sometimes feel as though someone’s watching her?
Second Wife Syndrome was shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print prize 2020 in the unpublished comic novel category.
Set up by comedy actress and author Helen Lederer, the Comedy Women in Print prize celebrates and supports female comedy writers.
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