The Continued Times of Isabella M Smugge

Ruth Leigh

ISBN: 9781912726608

256 Pages

Published Oct 2022

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Now in her third year of living the rural dream, starry Instamum Issy Smugge is up against it. A single parent of four with an award-winning brand, a gin-swigging mother convalescing upstairs and a distraught relative craving a shoulder to cry on, her diary and listed Regency home are bursting at the seams!

Of course, she can count on lively support from the colourful playground mums – and then there’s always Tom, the startlingly good-looking vicar, and his angelic wife, Claire.

But as pressure begins to mount, long-buried memories surface and difficult decisions need to be made. How will our heroine cope with painful emotions? (Clue: no filter!) And when the influencer needs influencing, who will show her the way?

  • Compulsive reading in which friendship and laughter rise from disaster as our heroine discovers that forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. #turninglifeonitshead

    Sophie Neville, author of Ride the Wings of Morning, The Making of Swallows and Amazons and Funnily Enough.
  • Isabella M Smugge is learning and changing, trying to be a better person. Thankfully, she hasn’t changed too much. Still funny and naughty, the expertly drawn internationally renowned influencer is a joy to spend time with. Ruth Leigh has done it again, creating a page-turner that is witty and poignant, clever and though-provoking. Fabulous.

    Helen Forbes, crime writer

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