by Malena Lott
This Book in Bloom caught my eye by its catchy title and motherly cover. Other Mother refers to step-mother. A friend of mine raised her former husband’s daughters and added two more to the bunch. Since the girls lived with them full-time she was the “primary mom”. It made me wonder how in the h— she did it. I’d need a support group and that’s exactly what author Samantha Baker does in this delightful read. This book explores the joys and difficulties of that “club” in an entertaining, thoughtful manner. -ML
THE OTHER MOTHER’S CLUB by Samantha Baker
Eve has had it—she’s no “wicked stepmonster” in the making. She absolutely adores Ian, the new man in her life, and she’s more than willing to open her heart to his kids. But nothing she does is right in their eyes, and she just can’t take it anymore.
At her wit’s end, she decides it’s time for stepmothers to stick together, so, with a little prodding from her best friend, Clare, she decides to join a support system for other women in the same boat. There’s stay-at-home mom Mandy, high-achiever Mel, and even young and in love Chloe. And as cups of coffee give way to wine, and their get-togethers become a regular fixture, the women share their love, lives, ambitions, and true feelings about their new families.
About the Author
Samantha Baker has edited some of the UK’s most popular magazines, including J-17, Company, and Cosmopolitan UK. She is editor in chief of Red, and lives between Winchester, Hampshire, and central London with her husband and grown-up stepson.