Edition 2 - Welsh Mother Book Club

Do you wanna be in my gang, um. I mean book club?

Look, we attempted to launch a book club last year on the Facebook page. loads of you asked for it and then it kind of fizzled out into nowhere which made us all really sad because 1) books are ace and 2) God damn in mama you need a bit of time to yourself and reading a book could be just that.

So guess who's back? That's right... Book Club.

This April we will be reading a really lovely little number and i'd love you to join in. More about that in a sec. First up a plea.

Do you want to be our featured book club reader for April?

Do you like to read & want to have a bit of fun?

Do you have a few friends who would want to join in too?

Ok here is the deal. Each month we will have one featured mini book club. You need yourself and 3 friends who will each receive a copy of the book gifted kindly by the publishers. They will be sent directly to you and you must read them over the course of the month.

At the beginning of next month, that's May. I'll want you to gather your book club pals and throw a little impromptu get together somewhere and join me on a Facebook live to chat about the book. To sweeten the deal we'll send you a little 'get together' box to make it a nice occasion.

Are you up for it?

To apply to be April's Book Club just email me ceri@thiswelshmother.co.uk and I will choose someone at random on 7th April 2018.

So what's the book you ask?

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 Here's what they say,

‘Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable.’ Jojo Moyes 
*****
In her unmissable debut, actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realise the beauty of what we already have.
*****
We spend most of our lives wishing we were somewhere else or someone else, or looking forward or harping back. Always thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But it never is. It’s still grass. Just a different patch of it, that’s all.
*****
The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up.

When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she’d never get over it.

Seventeen years later, life has moved on – Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile, Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all.

But then Kate meets Callum again.

And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other . . . or to risk finding out what might have been.

Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn’t mean they should always be taken . . .
*****
'I love books about gnarly, messy relationships and this one kept me gripped from the beginning. A great read.’ Jane Fallon

‘Heart-rending, provocative and astutely written, Never Greener is a love story about getting what you want and losing everything you need. Ruth’s characters will stay with me for a long time.’ Cathy Bramley


Remember, everyone can join in and we'd absolutely love you to read along with us. We can all join together for a big FB Live party at the beginning of May where we will announce our second book club choice, but remember if you want to gather 3 mates AND be in with a chance of being our selected book clubbers for April you need to email me to show your interest NOW ceri@thiswelshmother.co.uk

Ceri Gillett

Ceri is a seriel entrepreneur, overthinker and occasional wine drinker.

Most often found in the Monmouthshire countryside with Fred (2.5 years). Likes Rap and Red nails in no particular order.