Ninja School Mum by Lizzie Chantree
Have you ever picked up a book, not expecting too much from it, but finishing it delighted that you read it? This is how I felt about Ninja School Mum. I will put my cards on the table, I bouthg it because I consider the author, Lizzie Chantree to be a friend. However, as is well known, I always try to make my reviews as honest as possible, friend or no!
Ninja School Mum is not like any other book I have ever read. The main protagonist is Skye she is most protective of her son and comes across as rather OCD and it ecomes clear why. She is a lonely woman with an interesting past as an elite spy. She is trying to escape her past as well as protecting her son. Skye tries hard to fit in with the other parents at his new school,. However, although it is difficult to be accepted, one person accepts her way of life. This is a new mother, Thea.
Thea feels harassed by her sister and is bored with her life. Nevertheless, Thea suspects that there is something strange about, Skye, but she has secrets of her own and, although the two become friends, she does not immediately tell Skye about the father of her own child.
Then there is Zack. His new business is growing faster than he expected. However when Zack finds himself the owner of a crumbling estate in a pretty village, and also a single parent to a very demanding child, he hopes he can give his daughter the life she deserves.
These three lives collide, it becomes apparent that you never know who the person next to you in the playground really is. Ninja School Mum really caught my imagination. It is a fine romance with fire in its belly and it kept me guessing right to the end. This is an excellent novel that I thoroughly enjoyed and it would be a good book club choice.
The author, Lizzie Chantree is an award-winning inventor and author who started her own business at the age of eighteen and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex.