This is the first time I have read a Josie Brown book. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was immediately hooked by the storyline and cannot wait to read her other books.
Totlandia is a about a posh playgroup – the Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club. Only San Francisco’s elite is able to book a space in said playgroup. Rules are strict and members must undergo a gruelling application process. There are only ten spaces per group (onesies, twosies etc.) up for grabs. Book 1 follows six mums and toddlers who must compete for the last four remaining spots in the onesies group.
During the first chapters the reader is introduced to a range of characters who all have their own “dirty” little secrets. At first I found it slightly difficult to remember all these new names and faces but Josie’s writing style makes it very easy for the reader to follow. Each character “develops” more and more in the chapters that follow. I personally learned to love these characters very quickly and cannot wait to find out who will eventually be accepted as a “full” member into the club. (I will review Totlandia Book 2 shortly).
I hugely enjoy Josie’s writing style! Once I started reading this book it was very hard to put it down. I could so easily identify with all the characters. I almost felt as if I was applying for a space for my 8 months old daughter in the playgroup myself :-).
Totlandia is a fantastic read that I highly recommend! It is funny, exciting, intriguing and the suspense it creates is amazing.
My rating: 5 out of 5
Thank you to Aimee at Coliloquy for sending me the Kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review. Coliloquy is offering one lucky reader a digital version (Kindle, Nook or iOs format) of Totlandia Book 1. All you need to do is leave a comment below. The winner will be drawn at random on 31/12/2012. Good luck!
Next to reading this fantastic book, I also had the possibility to ask Josie a few questions: