Adventures in Alpha Land: Book Review

With Flo starting nursery at school this September I have been thinking more about those judgy eyes from others and playground politics.

This book is a light-hearted look at how to navigate the playground…. as a mum!

Navigating playground politics used to be something that I worried about, not so much now but I am sure it is for a lot of people, right?

In Adventures in Alpha Land, the relatable heroine, Sophie, in Isabella Davidson’s debut novel, encounters the Alpha mums.

She has been transported to the bright lights of London. The author, Isabella, who writes the popular blog, Notting Hill Yummy Mummy, knows this feeling very well.

So who are the Alpha mums?

Well, when Sophie Bennett moves from a quiet sleepy suburb of Toronto to glitzy west London, she doesn’t know where she has landed: Venus or Mars. Her three-year-old daughter Kaya attends Cherry Blossoms, the most exclusive nursery in London, where Sophie finds herself adrift in a sea of Alpha Mums. These mothers are glamorous, gorgeous, competitive and super rich, especially Kelly, the blonde, beautiful and bitchy class rep.

Struggling to fit in and feeling increasingly isolated, Sophie starts ‘The Beta Mum’, an anonymous blog describing her struggles with the Alpha Mums. But when her blog goes viral, she risks ruining everything for herself and her daughter. How long will it be until they discover her true identity? Is her marriage strong enough to survive one of her follower’s advances? And will she ever fit in with the Alpha Mums?

It was such a genuinely relatable book, and hard to put down. Luckily it is very easy to get stuck into and I had a holiday to read it!

The book launches today! So if you want an easy read with some suspense and laughs then check Adventures in Alpha Land out.

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Much love xx

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