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  • By Ness Gorton
    Mar 17, 2012
    Yet again Libby had me laughing, crying & generally living her life with her. Amanda makes you feel like you are standing right beside Libby throughout the whole book, personally I feel I know how Libby ticks, I feel her pain, I laugh when she laughs & I cry when she cries. I'm not made to feel like an outsider or feel like i'm prying. We meet up again with the lovely Fenella & her antics had me rolling around splitting my sides & Mrs S goes from strength to strength & is as loveable as ever. Libby has some tough times in this book & some tough choices to make. I love Max's straight forwardness in his responses & wish as adults we could still be like that (although Fenella sure say's what she thinks & to heck with the consequences!) We all know real life isn't champagne & roses all the time & it's has it's up's & downs. I originally downloaded the 2 books to read on my holiday but i've read them both before I even go, but rest assured i'll... More > be reading them again whilst sitting in the sun sipping my "Moet" ............ ok my lemonade! I can't wait for Amanda's next book to be published & will be buying it as soon as it's released.< Less
  • By linda.scantlin
    Feb 15, 2012
    I've just surprised myself yet again.Not being a great reader,and really only reading about one book every couple of years,I have just finished The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit.So,in about three months,I have read both of Amanda's books.I enjoyed the second one as much as the first,and again had a good laugh.Fenella should be prescribed on the N.H.S.she sounds a reall hoot,and I would love a friend like her.Feel quite sad to have said goodbye to her and Libby.Keep up the good work Amanda x
  • By MostlyMandy
    Feb 8, 2012
    After finishing Amanda Egan's first novel, Diary of a Mummy Misfit, I was dying to get my hands on this sequel. I just finished reading it about 10 minutes ago and I am thrilled to say this is a sequel that does not disappoint! Still loving the diary-format in which it is written, and also pleasantly surprised by the darker subject matter this time around. Though it is darker, it was written with care and brutal honesty which was quite refreshing. Another fantastic escape!
  • By Gillian Harrison
    Jan 10, 2012
    My love of the Diary of Mummy Misfit meant I couldn’t wait for the sequel! Well, I wasn’t disappointed. As it suggests in the title The Darker Side of Mummy Misfit showed a very different side to Libby. There was the usual injection of hilarity from (Mrs S) but, this time around be prepared to shed a few tears when she tests her marriage to Ned and also her friendship with Fenella. As before the book is in an easy to read diary format, difficult to put down which makes it a great holiday read. You don’t have to be a mummy to read this book or a Misfit (but it helps!) I read the Kindle version also, I also purchased the paperback from Lulu to complete the set. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this book(s) to friends and can’t wait to read further books by Amanda Egan (hint!hint!)
  • By Kim Nash
    Jan 3, 2012
    I recently read The Diary of a Mummy Misfit and absolutely loved it. The sequel did not disappoint me at all. In fact, I absolutely loved it. As a reader, you can't help but have expectations of a sequel. I can honestly say that this was everything that I wanted it to be and more! In The Darker Side, Libby and hilarious friend Fenella start their pregnancies together, while still helping to fundraise at the school. They meet and befriend Patience, a single mom who is automatically disapproved of by most of the parents at the school. When they find out her background, they keep it up their sleeves for using at a time in the future when it is needed most. While Libby and her family can now afford to do things that she craved in the past, she almost feels that her life being broke but happy, was preferable. In this novel, her friendships, marriage and family are put to the test with lots of bumps along the way. I laughed so hard at times I thought I was going to wet myself (sorry to... More > share that with you but I felt that I must!) I also cried a lot at this book. It contained a real rollercoaster of emotions and anyone who has been through the things that Libby went through in this book would empathise sincerely with her and want to personally help her through her ups and downs. I felt that I was inside Libby and Fenella’s friendship. They were both hilarious but really good strong friends who understood each other so well. Amanda Egan’s writing is outstanding, her characters so utterly likeable and believable that you want to join them in their lives. The places she describes are so vivid and colourful they are so easy to imagine and conjure up in your mind. It was a real page turner, and I couldn't put it down. It's such a throroughly enjoyable read, and flows so well that you just keep on reading. I would dearly love to hear more about the adventures of Libby, her family and her friends. I sincerely hope that this is not the end of them. I miss them already!< Less
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Product Details

Publisher
Amanda Egan
Published
December 14, 2011
Language
English
Pages
278
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.05 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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