Book Review: With A Friend Like You by Fanny Blake


A wickedly funny look at a female friendship gone wrong-this is women at war!

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm.

Her closest friend, Megan, is very different, somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen workspace.

And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laughter, tears and a true understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

But when Beth’s daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there’s everything to play for.

Because when it comes down to it, all’s fair in love and war. Isn’t it?

It’s nice that a book talks about what goes on around as so it’s easy to relate to. Interesting and funny, and it’s nice to hear the sides both sides of the story from the two leads Megan and Beth. To know what they are going through and their view on the same occurrence. Great choice for women to read, relate to, laugh and enjoy at the same time.

The two lead characters Beth and Megan, were lovely. Their view-points very distinctive from Beth’s pristine and immaculately clean household, to the way Megan exhibits grace-under-pressure in her mess of a life. Though it’s not really difficult to take sides of which woman you support since in your opinion the other’s finickiness makes her too much of a bitch. Won’t say who. A star to both.

Other  supporting characters like Jon, Beth’s caring and considerate husband and Pete Megan’s happy-go-lucky husband cannot go unmentioned. And their children: Ella the all in control model daughter and Amy the exact opposite of Ella (are Beth’s). Jake the irresponsible band guy, and Hannah his sister are Megan’s.
I love that reading this book was suspenseful. But it was a tad too predictable and I felt the storyline was stretched for no reason when it could have been cut short and still hold same significance.

On the whole, Everything is en pointe and interesting to read.

Rate: four stars/five stars.

With A Friend Like You is available on Amazon.

I recommend this book to all the women/mothers out there who are either a Beth (neater) or Megan (clutter) ‘cause you can’t be both. I recommend this book to anyone who loves Women’s Fiction that teaches and speaks on issues we all can nod our heads to.

My work not done. Handing over my review to Kobby so he can post on Goodreads.

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