I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book last year in a giveaway on Joseph Calleja’s blog Relax and Read Book Reviews (well worth a visit for reviews and book news). Kingston Court is a well-heeled area – think Desperate Housewives without quite so much bitchiness and you’ve got the idea. Samantha and Natalie are our two main characters and although they socialise with the other women in the neighbourhood, they don’t have a huge amount in common and in fact, have a fairly major fall-out at the beginning of the book. Both women are stay at home mums, looking after their children, running their homes and both happy with their marriages. However, their comfortable lifestyles are turned on their heads with Natalie and her husband are in a serious car crash and Samantha’s husband makes a shocking revelation. The book follows them through the next few months as we hear, in alternating chapters, how they deal with their situations and cope with all the changes in their lives.
Kingston Court was a very entertaining read and there were lots of situations where I wondered not just what would the women do but what would I have done faced with their choices. Both women have to return to the world of work, deal with difficult situations with their children and have the possibility of new romance (and there are a few sizzling love scenes!). I must admit to warming more to Natalie than Samantha who seemed a bit more selfish in her choices. A lot happens to the women over the course of the year and although their stories seems quite separate, a lot of the issues they face are very similar. By the end, the stories come together again with the possibility of renewed and deeper friendship as they both prepare to move on in their lives. A easy, escapist read which I enjoyed. Thanks to the author for being kind enough to donate copies of her book for the giveaway.
Kingston Court was published on 3rd August 2015 by Acorn Publishing. You can order a copy here: Kingston Court
From the back of the book
What happens when you take middle-aged, stay-at-home moms, and throw them back into the workforce and dating? A modern twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court follows the love, lies, and friendships of two wealthy Southern California women. Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hangs her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret. But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a horrifying car crash. However, it isn’t just her new job co-hosting a national morning news show that keeps her busy. Alik, the hot young production assistant, does everything in his power to seduce the woman he loves. Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to rediscover their inner strength and make life-changing choices. Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets.