Winging It by Emma Murray is a light-hearted contemporary novel about life and motherhood. It has a wonderful fun tone juxta posed with some serious topics.
The majority of the novel is set in America as the reader witnesses the loneliness of high rise living in New York City. The city seems noisy, dangerous and unfriendly in complete contrast to the friendly suburban life a few miles away.
In the suburbs, friendships are formed. The friendly, welcome from the PTA in America is the complete opposite of the PTA in London which was more of an exclusive club.
Family is important as well as friends. Many are hiding secrets that need to come to light so that hearts can heal and burdens be lifted.
The addition of young children and a cat is a pure delight.
There are family fall-outs, marriage break ups and infertility issues – all are sensitively portrayed by the author.
All the characters are well drawn, likable and realistic. There are some highly amusing scenes especially when young children mispronounce words.
Winging It was a deliciously fun read and just perfect to brighten any day.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.