Sunday, 3 March 2013

Review of Pedigree Mum by Fiona Gibson

Pedigree Mum is a fantastic novel from bestselling author Fiona Gibson.

Kerry and Rob have been happily married for a number of years when they decide to move from London to the coastal town of Shorling. Kerry is ecstatic and cannot wait for the family to settle into their new home. However, out of the blue Rob makes an enormous mistake that dramatically effects the family's lives. Before she knows it, Kerry is struggling to look after the children, hold down a job and put up with desperate pleas to get a dog. Feeling sorry for the children, Kerry gives in and adopts a lovely dog called Buddy.

I loved Kerry's character, she is strong, determined and tries hard to get her life back on track. There are also a number of characters and sub-plots woven into the plot, which work really well. I particularly liked Harvey and found Brigid to be quite amusing. The best character, however, has to be Buddy the dog, he is very good at getting himself into awkward situations and embarrassing Kerry.

I loved this book and did not want to put it down. Gibson has created a strong story with believable characters and filled it with lots of humour that had me laughing out loud. There is a certain clown scene in the novel that I think is one of the funniest scenes I have ever read!

5 stars

Thank you to Avon for sending me a copy to review.

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