#Review Today I am sharing my publication day review for Not Having It All by Jennie Ensor #HappyPublicationDay #NotHavingItAll @jennie_ensor

I love a nice light hearted easy read and this fit the bill perfectly. Kurt & Bea seem to have hit a sticky patch in their relationship and their antics throughout this story will make you chuckle.

A fab light hearted read that I found comical, full of the every day gripes of marriage and parenting. Kurt is full of anxieties and doubt in his marriage to Bea. Bea is fed up of trying to deal with Kurt’s anxieties, a demanding Fran with increasingly bad behaviour and juggling her much loved job.

Pick up this book and chuckle your way through as you get to know Kurt, Bea & Fran.

Book Blurb

Neuroscientist Bea Hudson fears she is a bad mother and that her career will be thwarted by family life. When her husband suspects Bea of having an affair with her best friend, a chain of events is triggered, leading to a crisis in Bea’s life.

Bea Hudson, a neuropsychologist living in Godalming, is struggling to cope with the challenging behaviour of her obsessive husband Kurt and their disruptive four-year-old daughter Fran. On top of this, her boss is pressuring her to get results from her research. Bea has her work cut out.

Things come to a head when Kurt goes away on an extended business assignment. While sacking staff and drinking heavily, Kurt’s insecurities run amok and he becomes convinced that Bea’s close friend Madeleine is seducing his wife and unduly influencing his daughter.

Meanwhile, childless artist Madeleine sees her friend torn between the demands of work and offers to help with Fran. But when she reveals a startling desire to her unsympathetic therapist Mr Rowley, he advises her to focus on the attention of Colin, a man she met in a lift.

Can Bea survive the demands of her career and the turmoil in her marriage without having a breakdown? Can Madeleine survive Kurt’s anger and find happiness with Colin? And can love survive marriage, middle-age, alcohol and ambition?


Available to purchase here


Many thanks to TBC Reviewer Group for the opportunity to read and review this brilliant book.

One comment

  1. Jennie Ensor · May 28

    thanks Kel for this fabulous review! It wasn’t my idea to describe the book as a ‘laugh out loud’ comedy – as it is on the Amazon blurb – but it’s good to know that it prompted a few chuckles 🙂


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