Tiny Acts of Love
Surviving motherhood? It's all about having the right support network. Lawyer and new mum Cassie has a husband who converses mainly through jokes, a best friend on the other side of the world, and a taskforce of Babycraft mothers who make her feel she has about as much maternal aptitude as a jellyfish.
Husband Jonathan dismisses Cassie's maternal anxieties, but is he really paying attention to his struggling wife? He's started sleep talking and it seems there's more on his mind than he's letting on. Then sexy, swaggering ex-boyfriend Malkie saunters into Cassie's life again. Unlike Jonathan, he 'gets' her. He'd like to get her into bed again too... And on top of all her emotional turmoil, she also finds herself advising a funeral director on ghost protocol and becomes involved in an act of hotel spa fraud, never mind hiding cans of wasp spray all over the house to deal with the stalker who seems to be lurking everywhere she looks.
Marriage and motherhood isn't the fairytale Cassie thought it would be. Will her strange new world fall apart around her or will tiny acts of love be enough to get her through? Funny, perceptive and real, Tiny Acts of Love portrays the rawness of motherhood, the flipside of love and the powerful lure of paths not taken.
Published: 3rd June 2014
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 312 pages
Lucy Lawrie is a lawyer and mum of two girls. She started writing when she was on maternity leave and unearthed a primary two homework book in which she'd stated, in very wobbly handwriting: 'I want to be an AUTHOR when I grow up.' So, to keep her six-year-old self happy, she wrote her first novel, Tiny Acts of Love. The Last Day I Saw Her is Lucy’s second novel.
"A beautiful portrayal of the tribulations of becoming a new mum, it's a fantastic debut."
"Funny, poignant and honest, this is a cracker of a debut novel.
"If you have ever been a new parent, every moment of this novel will resonate with you. If you have not, you are still in for a fantastic and invigorating peek into one fictional family's life ... Really cannot recommend this highly enough."
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