Mother: a woman considered in relation to her child or children.
Wife: a woman considered in relation to her spouse.
Shouldn’t there be more?
Alison has built her life around her family. Every day she packs lunches, rushes to work, and breaks up her daughter’s squabbles. She’s bored, restless and hungry for some excitement.
Perhaps the charismatic Frank could be what she’s missing. But is Frank all he makes out to be? And what if a new, glamorous life isn’t quite what she needs?
Praise for Charlene Allcott:
'One of the freshest, funniest, most exciting new voices I've read for a long time.' Jane Fallon
'Fresh and funny and REAL...' Veronica Henry
'Very funny and delightfully relatable - this was a real treat.' Trisha Ashley
In this extract from Allcott's latest novel, Alison is beginning to wonder what has happened to her life. She can't imagine what it would be like without her family. But sometimes she would like to find out. Every day she packs lunches, rushes to work, and breaks up her daughter’s squabbles. She’s bored, restless and hungry for some excitement.
In 2017 Charlene Allcott was selected to be one of the twelve writers mentored under the Penguin Random House WriteNow scheme, a huge movement to find writers from a variety of backgrounds. This year, Charlene publishes her debut novel, The Reinvention of Martha Ross. Here is Charlene's own story on how she became a published author.