183 Times a Year
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Mothers and daughters alike will never look at each other in quite the same way after reading this book—a brilliantly funny observation of contemporary family life.
Lizzie—exasperated Mother of Cassie, Connor and Stepdaughter Maisy—is the frustrated voice of reason to her daughters’ teenage angst. She gets by with good friends, cheap wine and talking to herself—out loud.
16-year-old Cassie—the Facebook-Tweeting, Selfie-Taking, Music and Mobile Phone obsessed teen—hates everything about her life. She longs for the perfect world of Chelsea Divine and her 'undivorced' parents—and Joe, of course.
However, the discovery of a terrible betrayal and a brutal attack throws the whole household into disarray. Lizzie and Cassie are forced to reassess the important things in life as they embark upon separate journeys of self-discovery—accepting some less than flattering home truths along the way.
Although tragic at times this is a delightfully funny exploration of domestic love, hate, strength and ultimately friendship. A poignant, heartfelt look at that complex and diverse relationship between a Mother and daughter set amongst the thorny realities of today’s divided and extended families.
A great read
183 Times A Year is a great debut novel by Eva Jordan. As a mother myself to two teenagers I couldn't wait to delve into the trials and tribulations of Lizzie's dysfunctional family and it didn't disappoint. The story is flavoured with frustration, irritation, love, betrayal, heartache and tragedy. It's depicts an extremely important message of devotion and love.
Wow, what a roller coaster of a read, I was gripped from start to finish, started off with giggles, then some real belly laughs. I am a mum of teenagers and Eva Jordan's mum and daughters and their relationships are beautifully real with some very funny insights. But then, wham, I was suddenly crying, too. I found myself caring deeply about the characters, even day's after I had finished the book. Thoroughly recommend this book to all, I shall be buying it for friends for Christmas!
183 Times a year
It's a must read if you have teenagers ❤️❤️❤️ loved it laughed and cried all the way through it . No housework has been done all day as I couldn't stop until it was finished . Been a long time since a book has gripped me like this .