Tuesday, 26 August 2014

'A Mother Dimension'* by Mink Elliot - Bahlsen Book Club - Book Review

I instantly liked this book, just from the title. 'A Mother Dimension'* was such an obvious, but pleasing play on words that it instantly warmed me to the book and to the author. Whenever I write I find it Very hard to write titles and when I used to write stories for uni the names were simply awful because it's such a weakness of mine. For someone to have something so basic but also still a bit clever, well it's the kind of thing that makes me smile.

We were given the book in digital format, this month, so I was able to read it on my kindle. I do love paper books but using my kindle is so much less strain on my hands (plus I'm utterly in love with my Paperwhite haha) - It didn't matter very much, though, about the strain on my hands, even if it had been a paper back; I read the book so quickly that there wouldn't have been any time for hurting my hands any way!

I think it's safe to say that the title gives you a little insight in to what the book is going to be about, and it's not deceptive at all 'A Mother Dimension' is a perfect title - The story is about a wife and mother who's at a point in her life where she's feeling a real slump. She's not got that buzz anymore, she's not even sure what lust for her husband feels like and getting drunk with her best friend is a much bigger highlight than it should be. She loves her husband, and her children, but she also spends a large amount of time daydreaming about her past, when she was a young, successful type who worked in media and had a laddish, attractive boyfriend.

One day, whilst the kids are shovelling their breakfast and Kate's washing up, she goes faint and feels like she's going to pass out. And... have you guessed yet? No...? When she comes to, she is back in the past, in the 80's when she was that aforementioned, younger, slimmer version of herself, when she had that boyfriend she day dreams of and when she worked a fun and fast paced job.

I'm not going to tell you what happens when she goes back, I've already told you more than I normally do in a book review but I think it's perfectly safe to have given away as much as I have - If you pick this book up you'll still have Plenty of surprises in store!

Honestly, I loved this book. It was light hearted but with some important messages included, it was funny and it was easy to read but it was also very clever and very well written. The characters weren't always the easiest to love, but they were real and they were characters you wanted to know more about.

This isn't a 'type' of book. The time travel aside it's a pretty normal story about some normal people and their lives, their interactions and how they are traversing the dangers of their young, carefree years. I think most people would enjoy it, though it's definitely more likely to fit the female demographic.

If you want to pick the book up then it's available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mother-Dimension-Mink-Elliott-ebook/dp/B00GLTOJVK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409001442&sr=8-1&keywords=a+mother+dimension 

Make sure you let me know if you give this a read, I feel like this is the sort of book that I want to chat to people about! Any recommendations? I've got a long list of books to read but always love to add recommendations on to my 'to read' list. 

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*This e-book was sent to me for the purpose of the review but all opinions are my own*


  1. I like it when I come across a book that I love, but wouldn't normally read! It happened with me on holiday, I found Babies Waiting by Rosie Fiore, not the usual type of book, but I loved it and couldn't put it down x

    1. It's such a fantastic feeling, I just love books so insanely much - Reading is, without a doubt, one of my biggest pleasures xx

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