Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Book Review - The Curvy Girls Baby Club by Michele Gorman

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Title: The Curvy Girls Baby Club
Author: Michele Gorman
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Publication Date: 20th August 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Life, love and a Christmas due date 

Ellie is fresh back from her honeymoon and can’t wait to share her news with her best friends Katie and Jane. To everyone’s surprise, mother-of-two Jane has news of her own… The women are due a day apart and Katie can’t wait to be an honorary auntie to the babies. 

But it’s hard to keep your sense of humour, not to mention your self-esteem, in the face of hemorrhoids and elasticated waistbands. Add a clingy mother-in-law, a career in cardiac arrest and a sex life that makes Mother Theresa look lusty, and soon their lives are as out of control as their bodies. 

As the co-founders of The Curvy Girls Club, where loving yourself is the only rule, will the friends be able to practice what they preach? 

Having only been a few days since I finished The Curvy Girls Club, I was waiting for midnight to come for this book to arrive on my kindle. I started it immediately and really enjoyed catching up with the girls again. 

The main focus of this book are Ellie and Jane. After Katie and Pixie's stories were the main ones in the previous book, its unsurprising really that we get to know the other two girls a lot more in this book. Ellie, Jane and Katie have always had a very close friendship, doing everything together, so its really impressive that they all seem to fall pregnant around the same time. 

This novella is basically set over the 40 weeks of pregnancy, and with Jane's story line again focusing on body confidence issues, the overall theme from the first book is still there. 

I loved Ellie's texts to Jane, updating her on the size of their babies, comparing them to various foods. It gives an easy visual idea to the size of what is growing inside the ladies, especially for someone who hasn't had children herself. 

I am not completely sure if this can be read as a standalone book, having only read the first so close to this, its hard to really distance myself enough to know if would work. However since both books are so good, I would if you are remotely tempted by them, to start on the original first. 

By the end of this story, I was laughing with tears in my eyes. Such an emotional ending, to a brilliant novella, I just wish it was longer. 

I really enjoyed reading the The Curvy Girls Baby Club, and would love to see something set perhaps 10 years in the future, to see how all the friendships are still holding up, and what the babies think of each other!


  1. Oh, I love the idea of hearing the babies pov, Rachel. Nice one! Fab review, Michele. Well done you! :) xx

  2. Great review Rachel, I read curvy girls a while ago and I'm really looking forward to this one xx 😄

    1. Thanks Leigh, if you enjoyed the first you will definitely enjoy this one.

  3. Great review!! I haven't read this one yet but loved that you threw in that you'd love to see an update '10 years down the road of their lives' something like that always screams Great Book!

    1. Thanks so much Coreynaimee. Really hope you enjoy this one once you do read it.


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