Review of Survival of the Ginnest (The Survival Series #1) by Aimee Horton


About Survival of the Ginnest

A modern-day diary loaded with parenting humor
Meet Dottie Harris. She was living the self-indulgent lifestyle of every childless couple… and then she had kids.

Struggling through pregnancy and motherhood, Dottie turns to social networking. She quickly becomes reliant on it, using it as a way to reach out to others and come to terms with the funny side of motherhood, whilst realising she’s not the only person to consider anything after 7 a.m. a lie in.

Follow Dottie on her journey—made up entirely of Facebook-style updates—spanning four years of her sleep-deprived life. She bluntly shares her worries, insecurities, tears and tantrums, along with the things nobody ever tells you about motherhood!

Full of humor and honesty, Dottie’s modern-day diary gives a glimpse into motherhood as she trades in her social life for the sofa and a bottle of gin, watching her children grow older while she grows less enthusiastic.

If you’re looking for a funny chick lit read packed with parenting humor, or simply want to know you’re not the only one having trouble parenting newborns and toddlers, this book about the ups and downs of mothering is for you!

My Review

Aimee Horton is hilarious. She is a woman possessing a comedic gift. No doubt any of her books will leave you chuckling out loud on more than one occasion.

Dottie is lovable, you will be taken with her instantly. If you’re a new mom, a mom from years ago, or are curious about motherhood you will appreciate Dottie and her adventures and misadventures.

In this light read, Dottie’s social updates are both hilarious and touching. Those readers that are mothers will be able to relate to Dottie’s highs, lows as she loving navigates motherhood with full-out enthusiastic gusto.

Sleep deprived, poo riddled diapered invaded, hungry Dottie will keep you smiling and laughing with her entertaining social media updates. Horton creates an imaginative read, wish social media was available on my many late night feedings with my son, don’t know if my update could compare with Dottie’s. Fun, comedic relief sentimental read.

This book is part of a series, however, it is absolutely fine as a stand alone read.

About Aimee Horton7064473

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.

Published May 5th 2015 by Velvet Morning Press (first published April 23rd 2013)

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