Friday, August 31, 2012
Friday Reading Assignment: Hens Dancing
Hens Dancing, by Rafaella Barker--a recommendation by fellow C'ville blogger Becky--is the perfect comfort read. It's like a Bridget Jones' Diary for mothers. The heroine, Venetia, is recently divorced with two young sons and a charming infant daughter referred to as "The Beauty." They live in Norfolk. I found myself surprisingly affected by certain scenes, such as the one when the heroine, Venetia's, ex-husband and his evil girlfriend arrive to take Venetia's infant away for the weekend. There are also many funny parts about the usual things that we mothers find irritating: a friend's bratty children, smug, perfect mothers of classmates, household messes and pets, and her eccentric mother. Hens Dancing is a fun book to escape into.