This may sound super silly, but I truly love books that I would consider “mama drama”. Books about motherhood, or about moms just having a time, so I knew The Playground by Jane Shemilt was going to be right up my alley, however I was still very surprised at how amazing this book actually is!
Three families come together one summer while their children are seeing the same tutor. First there is Eve, who is what you may consider a “trophy wife”, she has it all, the wealthy husband, the three kids, the home, etc. Then there is Melissa, who is hiding the fact that her husband abuses her, plus Grace, who lives with her two children and her author husband-whose always broke.
As the families get closer throughout the summer, you’ll see how the children begin to mirror the actions of their parents-in ways that may surprise you. Plus, the parents become so involved in their own lives (as well as those of the other parents) that they forget their children need to be parented. Then, one night something terrible happens. Something that will change their lives forever.
This book truly has something in it for everyone, there’s humor, drama, a little bit of thriller. This was just the perfect story to sit down with on these cold winter nights and lose myself in the story. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, really fun to read!