Mothers Ruined A Novel A hilarious and honest British mom s madcap adventures in suburbia from UK bestselling author Aimee Horton Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations gin tonic in hand When Dott

  • Title: Mothers Ruined: A Novel
  • Author: Aimee Horton
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  • A hilarious and honest British mom s madcap adventures in suburbia, from UK bestselling author Aimee Horton Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin tonic in hand When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie s only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood But Dottie, just home from delivering her third childA hilarious and honest British mom s madcap adventures in suburbia, from UK bestselling author Aimee Horton Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin tonic in hand When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie s only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood But Dottie, just home from delivering her third child, is struggling to adjust to village life Recently promoted Henry travels a lot, and the neighbours aren t very welcoming although that could be because when Dottie first met them, she had dyed her children green So when Dottie accidentally hears her neighbours conversations over her baby monitor, she can t help but use the sneaky information in her quest to build new friendships Of course, eavesdropping never ends well, and when Dottie discovers that two of her neighbours are having an affair, she s horrified Worse still, the locals are convinced she s the one who s doing the cheating It s up to Dottie to clear her name and uncover and expose the real cheat in her signature haphazard way A humorous blend between chick lit and cozy mystery, this funny novel will have you laughing along with gin drinking amateur sleuth Dottie Interview with the AuthorWhat was your inspiration to write the Survival series Mainly my friends and family I d bump into people and they d comment on how my Facebook updates made them smile after a bad day with the kids And was born Survival of the Ginnest, a book in the style of social networking Dottie turned into somebody people wanted to read of, and the ideas of the predicaments she could get into kept coming thick and fast and the series was born It seems these books could fit into several genres How would you categorize them I like to say Bridget Jones Diaries meets The Nanny Diaries, with a little cozy mystery thrown in While Dottie is a fictional character, her struggles are real So anyone who enjoys parenting humor or parenting books in general will enjoy the Survival series And those who enjoy romantic comedies, chick lit, humor, or women s fiction will enjoy Dottie s adventures What sets Dottie apart, and how is her story different from all the other funny chick lit and cozy mysteries out there I think, in fact, part of what attracts people to this series is that Dottie s struggles AREN T different from everyone else s However, the way she tells them IS different Survival of the Ginnest is comprised of fictional social media updates that are about as honest as you can get Dottie shares everything, even some of her not so fine parenting moments The other books in the series, Mothers Ruined and Survival of the Christmas Spirit, are traditional novels but contain Dottie s unique brand of humour and knack for getting into trouble What order should I read the books in Each book in the Survival series can stand alone, but like gin and tonic, they go great together I would recommend the following order Mothers Ruined Survival of the Ginnest Survival of the Christmas Spirit Lush in Translation If you enjoy fun, light reads with a humorous look at parenting and drinking gin , you ll enjoy the Survival Series Thanks for reading CategoriesChick Lit Humor Comedy Romantic Comedy Cozy Mystery Women s Fiction Parenting Family Humor Motherhood Pregnancy Humor For readers interested

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    1. Aimee Horton says:

      Author and writer of anything that pays for her ASOS habit, Aimee lives in Lincoln with her husband and two children She released her first book from The Survival Series in 2013, and hasn t looked back since.A self confessed social media addict, when she s not writing books or drinking gin you can usually find Aimee on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.Survival of the Ginnest is OUT NOW.Lush in Translation is now available in paperback, or you can download it for FREE by simply signing up to my mailing list at passthegin Mothers Ruined and Survival of the Christmas Spirit are coming soon



    2 thoughts on “Mothers Ruined: A Novel

    1. :: 5 Pretty Little Stars :: This is one of the funniest chick lit books I have read in a long time! I enjoyed every single second of it and frankly, did not want it to end. Everything about it is light-hearted, breezy, and downright hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud almost the whole way through. It’s like the main character Dottie says all the things us parents want to say out loud but can’t because we would look extremely rude. Gosh, this book is just a blast! Readers who are inte [...]

    2. Sometimes I just need a light and entertaining story, and Mothers Ruined satisfied that need. It moved quickly and had a lot of funny and relatable moments. I could easily see myself being friends with Dottie. We'd have a blast together! I could definitely sympathize with her feelings over being new to her neighborhood and having a hard time meeting friends. It makes me less critical of what she did to break into the tight circle of women who lived nearby. At least she had her best friend, Jane, [...]

    3. Posted in full reviewedthebook/2015 Is there a Dottie Harris fanclub? Because I really want to join it! Mothers Ruined is the latest (standalone) instalment of Dottie Harris’ car-crash life of parenting, excessive gin drinking and crazy, bitchy neighbours. Let me tell you that it is a brilliant read. Relentlessly funny, honest and relatable, there was a not a moment I didn’t enjoy or didn’t find myself laughing or shouting at the characters. Shortly after Dottie and her husband Henry move [...]

    4. Originally reviewed on Becca's BooksFirstly, I'd like to thank the fabulous Tay from Chicks That Read for allowing me the opportunity to take part in the blog tour for Aimee Horton's novel Mothers Ruined. This is the very first book that I've read by Aimee and I'm so very pleased to say that I really and truly enjoyed it.Mothers Ruined follows the story of Dottie Harris. Dottie by name, dotty by nature, but only in the very best of ways. Entertaining the entire way through, and full to the brim [...]

    5. I haven't read the other books featuring Dottie so first I can't comment on her being back but I can comment on what a charismatic and warm character she is. There's a sense of neediness about her I can seriously relate to - knowing nobody and having young kids that keep you in the house is never fun - and even when she's at her lowest moments there's a touch of humour and genuine warmth which makes her a really fun character to read.The best thing by far about this novel is its honesty. Above a [...]

    6. You ever want to kill your other half? Do you ever bribe your children so you can have five minutes of peace (I Know I Do) we all do it, this is the life of a mother, and mothers ruined is basically a book about how we all are constantly trying our best and ending up with green kids and poop on your arm! Your leading lady Dottie, well she is a hero, balancing motherhood, friendships, traitorous neighbors and getting that bathroom she has always wanted is her daily focus, but when her baby monito [...]

    7. This was a very easy read and I really enjoyed it! It was quite amusing reading about Dottie and her daily life juggling everything about. Oh the joys of being a mother and wife with a husband that works away a lot!! It made me laugh, I could hear myself saying the things she said and doing the things she did! Listening in to people's conversations when you shouldn't be could be quite dangerous. So when Dottie accidently heard some things through her baby monitor she couldn't quite believe what [...]

    8. This author reminded me a little of Marian Keyes and her sister characters antics. I enjoyed the storyline and the build up of the characters. I am giving it a 4 star because there were times I was very irate with the mother. In one instance she allowed her child to choose her 3rd child's name because her toddler had a tantrum. I was very frustrated with some of the parenting, or lack of parenting the protagonist was capable of. It was quite possible that it was part of the humor of the story an [...]

    9. Dottie is a hilarious & true to life character & the situations she gets into draw you in; one eye shut as you cringe to see how she will get out of it! Excellent read, great characters and well thought out plot that has me checking the twins baby monitors more than I should

    10. It's a confession time - "Mothers Ruined" is my first book by Aimee Horton. I didn't know her writing before but when the lovely Tay sent an email asking if I'd be interested in taking part in the blog tour, it took me only one look at the cover, quick glance over the blurb, and I was in. I mean, a heroine that puts herself all the time in awkward situations and a look at parenting through the satire's twisted lens - I immediately knew it's going to be a read for me.And was it? Ha! Of course it [...]

    11. had been stored (safely) in my Kindle library for a couple of months and I can tell you I could not wait to dive into it. Aimee Horton had received so many glowing reviews and positive feedbacks for this book in the Survival series so I had the previous weekend earmarked for reading Mother's ruined and I must say that it had been lot of fun to close the door of my room, get comfy and be a part of this fictional family for a couple of days.In my eyes, Dottie Harris is a hero, looking after three [...]

    12. I couldn't wait to start Mothers Ruined, after I had finished Survival of the Christmas Spirit. I was keen to read more of Aimee Horton's fabulous humour, to see more of Dottie and to see how this all translated into a fuller length book. And the answer is its brilliant, around 200 pages of non stop fun and antics. There is at least a giggle a page, and in some cases full blown laughter is needed. I'll get this out of the way now, although this is set after the Christmas book, you don't need to [...]

    13. Firstly i just want to say how much i have enjoyed The Survival series. This book was my favourite by far but it can also aswell as the others be read as a standalone.Here we are back with Dottie (Dottie by name and Dottie by nature as she claims) who just moved into a new neighborhood with her husband and 3 children, Mabel, Arthur and George. The story opens as Dottie makes her way to hospital as she is in labour and husband Henry is nowhere to be seen. This had me laughing out loud especially [...]

    14. My first thought as I read this book is it is a quirky book that is going to make me laught the whole time. Yes I was spot on. What was Dottie thinking, having a baby while her husband is once again away for business.? The race to the hospital is hysterical . When she was given a ticket as she is exiting her car is priceless. Dottie is a master at juggling things. She takes care of the kids and now a newborn, cooks, cleans, and tries to keep friendly with the neighbors. Is there one moment, one [...]

    15. Oh I was so pleased to have the chance to re-connect with Dottie for anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, Dottie is a scatty loveable character who adores her kids & hubby (most of the time even if it involves holding a G&T to do so) but seems to get herself into some momentous scrapes.This time the family have moved to a new house, leaving Dottie longing for company but it’s more difficult than she thought to form friendships until the ‘baby monitor’ comes into play. This has hi [...]

    16. Mother's ruined is a laugh out loud funny story about Mother hood.Dottie Harris is a Mother of three her Husband is away on business a lot. Dottie is a master of juggling things in her life. She cooks . cleans, and tries to be friendly with the neighbors. Harry her Husband is Her Knight in Shining Armor. He can calm her down when she gets out of control. So when her baby monitor starts picking up her Neighbors conversations? We all know eavesdropping leads to disaster. It seems the gossip is tha [...]

    17. A very cute take on a worn out mother of 3 who just wants to make some friends and have a life outside of diapers and spilled milk. I love how real the character was written. The ideas that float through our heads of assaulting the oblivious husband who does not see how close to the edge we are; gagging over the leaking poopy diaper; the feelings of worthlessness. What stay at home mother has not wanted to have someone other than a two year old to talk to. And, I know I would have a difficult ti [...]

    18. I adore Dottie, she makes it difficult to find fault with her intentional and unintentional antics. I empathize with her plight being a newbie in the neighborhood, therefore I cut her a break by forgiving the manner allowing her to bust the tight inner neighbor circle. Admittedly her ‘discovery’ was very amusing and educational as we soon discover, talk about domino effect. I’m comforted to know no matter what her bestie Jane will always have her back and remain BFF’s infinitely.Fun read [...]

    19. Aimee Horton has become one of my favorite authors with this book!!!! This book follows Dottie Harris in her journey of having a baby, moving into a new neighborhood and trying to make new friends. While trying to make new friends, Dottie discovers that she can hear her neighbors through the baby monitor. Although her husband doesn't like it, she continues and even gets her friend Jane listening too. Through all the trials of having three kids, a new neighborhood and new friends, you'll love thi [...]

    20. I received a copy for an honest review. This book was totally funny with a ton of laugh out loud moments. It gives a realistic view of a mom with 3 kids trying to juggle everything and at the same time, trying to make new friends. All the scenes with the baby monitor had me giggling or laughing as I could envision that this could really happen. It is a relaxing, funny book that is enjoyable to read and I suggest you pull up a chair and enjoy.

    21. British humorI really enjoyed reading this story which is so funny. It starts out with Dottie rushing to the maternity hospital ready to birth her third child. She has just moved into a new neighborhood and her husband is in Scotland on business. Her baby monitor lets her tune into the neighbors conversation and she gets involved. There funny situations with the neighbors, friends and her children. An easy fun read l recommend.

    22. A funny book depicting everyday problems of a mother of three. Balancing between her children, her husband and her own needs, while trying to make friends with her new neighbours, Dottie encounters many problems and disasters. The book was written in an easy-reading manner, with simple plot and characters, yet it made me enjoy every single sentence. If you are looking for an easy and relaxing read in your free time, this is the book to recommend!

    23. Chick lit + motherhood = mom lit. I love it! The story had me laughing (and cringing) at what crazy situation Dottie would get into next.

    24. A*****Fab book couldnt put it down laughed all the way through it, can't wait to read the rest of her books.

    25. I enjoyed this book - there were quite a few LOL moments - it is when I saw my husband staring at me at some of these that I realized I was actually LOL

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