As a busy mum I don’t often get time to sit down with a nice book and my feet up, a few pages here and there is all I can fit in and that’s okay. But what do you do when you start on a new read and it’s so good you can’t stop? Read it until 3am of course, like I did when I got my hands on a copy of Vanessa Diffenbaugh‘s latest release:
‘We Never Asked for Wings’ (RRP $29.99) is guaranteed to grab your attention from page one. Letty, a young and single mother of two, has always been able to count on her parents to do the majority (read all) of the parenting for her. When both grandparents unexpectedly pack up their bags and go back to their home country Mexico panic takes over and Letty leaves her children behind, alone…
The long journey across the border is a time for Letty to reflect on her life and make tough decisions, it is time to step up to the plate and become a ‘real’ mum. The time that follows will become a learning curve for all, while Letty is trying to get used to her new role as an involved and responsible mother her children Luna and Alex are seeing a new and vulnerable side of their mum. Add to that the discovery of Alex’s real dad, puberty, new love, financial struggles and more and you will see why We Never Asked for Wings is such a real and honest read. Life is not always easy and things don’t always go as planned but you have to keep fighting to make the most of it.
To find out more about We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, published by Pan Macmillan, and to order a copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.