Blog Tour: Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin @BerkleyPub #Happy&YouKnowIt #Happy&YouKnowItBlogTour #blogtour #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Berkley

PUBLICATION DATE: May 19th, 2020

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Happy Publication Day!! Thank you to Berkley for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and for the eARC of this novel via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

A dark, witty page-turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets….

After her former band shot to superstardom without her, Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a playgroup musician for overprivileged infants on New York’s Park Avenue. Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers, a welcoming clique of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair, who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energy.

There is perfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social-media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her perfect life from falling apart. Caustically funny, recent stay-at-home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity. And old money, veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice. But as Claire grows closer to the cool women who pay her bills, she uncovers secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fix.

Filled with humor and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood—exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women—while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social-media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy. But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable.

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MY REVIEW:

I enjoyed the humour and the storyline of this novel as you follow along on Claire’s experiences with this mommy-and-baby group. All the women in the group have secrets, their own problems, and are not perfect although on the surface they appear to have a perfect, healthy, wealthy and happy life. The group dynamics was quite interesting to read about and I enjoyed reading and watching the story unfold.

There are plenty of characters in this novel and they all come with their own set of personalities that are quite enjoyable to read about. There are also a lot of revelations and twists that I enjoyed reading about and it kept the suspense of what was going to happen next. An enjoyable read that I recommend!

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MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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