The Secret Life of Sarah Meads
Vanessa Forsyth, Jan 2, 2018 - 184 pages
Sarah Meads feels unappreciated. The South Australian mother of three works hard, and still has to deal with an absentee husband and a psychotic work colleague. When she catches the eye of the handsome and mysterious gypsy Antonio at the local school fete, she decides to bring a little excitement back into her life. But all magic comes at a cost, and hers might just be her sanity.
"I really, really enjoyed THE SECRET LIFE OF SARAH MEADS. It is a debut novel for V.K. Tritschler and I can't wait until she writes another one - well she has - it is being edited now. I related, to a certain extent, with Sarah. Her mother and father is my mother and father to a T. Sadly my father is no longer with us - but mum? Yep just like Sarah's. Balancing work and motherhood - also struck a chord. Luckily my children are now all grown up with children of their own - but gee it was hard for a while. AND, unlike Sarah, my hubby played a huge part in the parenting roles. So didn't relate to a Richard character in my life - although my sister certainly could with her husband!!! I love it when I connect with the characters in a book. The storyline covers some pretty heavy stuff; bullying, mental health, family relationships to name but a few. But the way it is written allows you to understand what is happening without descending into the pits of despair." 5* Sally Goodreads
"Fans of Bridget Jones are in for a treat with this story of a stale marriage that goes painfully--and hilariously--awry. Sarah Meads is married, working mum, but life hasn't been as well, happy as what it should be. Enter the meddling Antonio who wants to give Sarah a push for his own reasons and what follows is a journey of self-discovery and letting go.
This was a fun refreshing tale, written by a South Australian author. It's not afraid to send up contemporary family life and the story is all the better for it. " Kathryn White, Author/Critic, and Blogger