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A dark, witty page turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secretsAfter her former band shot to superstardom without her, Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a playgroup musician for overprivileged infants on New York s Park Avenue Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers, a welcoming clique of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair, who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energyThere is perfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her perfect life from falling apart Caustically funny, recent stay at home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity And old money, veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice But as Claire grows closer to the cool women who pay her bills, she uncovers secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fixFilled with humor and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable Happy and You Know It , Laura Hankin s new novel, is an insightful, humorous commentary on the pressures of motherhood.Claire has impeccable timing she gets kicked out of her band just before their meteoric rise to fame Now, barely able to make ends meet and filling her spare time with alcohol, she s forced to take a job as a musician for a children s playgroup.But as hellish as the job sounds, the wealthy mothers whose infants make up the playgroup take a shine to Claire There s Whitney, Happy and You Know It , Laura Hankin s new novel, is an insightful, humorous commentary on the pressures of motherhood.Claire has impeccable timing she gets kicked out of her band just before their meteoric rise to fame Now, barely able to make ends meet and filling her spare time with alcohol, she s forced to take a job as a musician for a children s playgroup.But as hellish as the job sounds, the wealthy mothers whose infants make up the playgroup take a shine to Claire There s Whitney, the group leader whose Instagram presence as a super mom belies the anxiety and boredom she feels in her everyday life Amara, who would rather be working than mothering but she still worries that her baby might be lagging behind developmentally and Gwen, the know it all mom always happy to dole out advice.Even though the women involve Claire in some of their activities, she envies their perfectly put together lives That is, until she realizes why everything seems so manageable, and discovers these women are hidingsecrets than Claire can imagine Women had to grapple with a choice that men never did while remaining uncomplaining and generous so that they didn t nag their husbands straight into the arms of less complicated lovers And now moms weren t even allowed to acknowledge how much work it all was any This was a quick, enjoyable read, one of those sure, the rich are different but are they happy books There s humor and melodrama and some sharp observations about motherhood and marriage and the pressures of trying to hold it all together.Hankin has definitely written a fun and thought provoking book Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at Welcome to the universe of Super powered trust fund Manhattan penthouse moms They can t be defined as regular stay at home moms They are full of energy with their shiny, beautiful hairs, wearing their designer clothes especially blouses or casually Lululemon yoga pants, drinking wines, already lost their pregnancy weights, running around from different activities to another social gatherings Now they created a play group for their children but instead of their babies, they all play no wo Welcome to the universe of Super powered trust fund Manhattan penthouse moms They can t be defined as regular stay at home moms They are full of energy with their shiny, beautiful hairs, wearing their designer clothes especially blouses or casually Lululemon yoga pants, drinking wines, already lost their pregnancy weights, running around from different activities to another social gatherings Now they created a play group for their children but instead of their babies, they all play no work and of course that situation makes them not dull but so entertaining group of people The group leader Whitney, once upon a time white trash girl, now a sophisticated, beautiful mom played her cards right and charmed a handsome, rich husband Grant She is now an instagram star sharing the group photos and telling how she is having an amazing life.Now they need a musician play songs to entertain their babies and we re introduced Claire, replaced by another singer from her old band, jobless, penniless, rejected, ex church singer and ex rock star, welcomes into those mothers world to sing their babies If you re happy and you know it, clap your hands where the book s title coming from.Slowly Claire feels motivated by those mothers positive energy Even she stands still after seeing the hostility of Amara, one of the mothers resigned from her job on popular late show, raising her problem child, caught by Claire at the bathroom of Whitney in inappropriate position She gets used to quirkiness of Meredith and Ellie, the arrogance and know it all attitude of Gwen and silent, peaceful antics of Vicki Those women turned into her best friends and she starts to enjoy her time spending with them which helps her to forget her regretful past and her failed carrier attempts She befriends Amara and shared her secrets about her wounded past But one day she also finds out the biggest secret which will turn her world upside down and helps her see from a different angle of those shiny mothers world Nothing as it seems, everything she knew about them is bucket of lies So what is going to happen Will she face with those mothers Is one of them conducting a master plan Are they both liars, cheaters Which one she could really trust Did she put her life in danger for trusting them so much This book is getting darker at each page and full of surprises and twists that you never see it coming The final revelation connects with prologue perfectly I liked the dark humor of the story and author s sarcastic approach to the rich young penthouse s mothers lives It wasenjoyable than any Real housewives series.The character development is fantastic I mostly liked Amara and her relationship dynamics with her husband, her failures and her fears about being a bad mother, her efforts and natural way of dealing with her problems earned a place in my heart Of course I also loved Claire, her efforts to be better version of herself and chasing her dreams.I liked the chapters, the stories of these different women and conclusion of their stories It s a fresh break to read dark humor, women s fiction genre which I really enjoyed the intelligence and writing style of the author.Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing to share this amazing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter Yayy This is a BOTM option this month Well hello.mommy club book What a refreshing book this was I flew through this entertaining read in less than 24 hours Not being a mommy myself except for my adorable dogs I wasn t sure if this would be a book I would click with No worries here If you have a sense of humor, like some entertainment and like a little mystery and frenemy type behaviorthis is it This book was a snarky adorable look at motherhood struggles, life struggles an Yayy This is a BOTM option this month Well hello.mommy club book What a refreshing book this was I flew through this entertaining read in less than 24 hours Not being a mommy myself except for my adorable dogs I wasn t sure if this would be a book I would click with No worries here If you have a sense of humor, like some entertainment and like a little mystery and frenemy type behaviorthis is it This book was a snarky adorable look at motherhood struggles, life struggles and fricking funny all wrapped into one Get thisit opens with a rich looking woman running down the streets of NYC in a fur coat in the middle of August..with vomit all down the front of herwith a group of women chasing herin their heelswth right Don t worry no spoilers here, that is literally from Chapter one.Whitney created a mommy club for NYC mommies to share and bond with their daily struggles The club is a great support but often turns into a bit of a competition between the mommies Whitney has made the club famous by splashing their picture perfect mommy moments all over Instagram Enter Clairethe hip musician the mommies hire to entertain their babies Hold updo people really do this Claire has secrets of her own..why does she flip her you know what when she hears the ever so popular song Idaho Eyes Can she bond with these mommies My favorite character was Amara Real to life, often questioning how she got herself classified a mom I loved her snarky behavior and my heart went out to her as she struggled in her new role.Surprise I didn t expect a bit of a mystery rolled up in this one There is a mastermind behind the mommy club..yep you heard me Some twists and turns that completely caught me off guard.This book was so entertaining I often felt like I was reading about The Real Housewives of NYC mommy edition BTW I would watch that show guiltypleasure Rich, poor you all get pooped on the same Thank you so much to Berkley for this ARC via Edelweiss I highly enjoyed it This story was okay but I feel like it was missing that something to make it great I love stories like this that follow a bunch of rich privileged moms and then someone new is getting sucked into their world, it s one of my favorite tropes but I feel like this would ve worked so much better as a thriller, as opposed to a contemporary I really enjoyed the first 200 pages, I was invested in all the entertaining drama and secrets, but then once we get into the part with the view spoiler TrueM This story was okay but I feel like it was missing that something to make it great I love stories like this that follow a bunch of rich privileged moms and then someone new is getting sucked into their world, it s one of my favorite tropes but I feel like this would ve worked so much better as a thriller, as opposed to a contemporary I really enjoyed the first 200 pages, I was invested in all the entertaining drama and secrets, but then once we get into the part with the view spoiler TrueMommy drugs and the drug distribution and how they though they were taking vitamins, not drugs hide spoiler I started to lose interest I just didn t really care a whole lot about this storyline I wasinvested in the interesting friendship between Amara and Claire, and Whitney s character in general.This just didn t really go in the direction I was hoping it would, and I just think this story is missing something Maybe it s because I read so many thrillers but this premise would ve worked great as a thriller