Mummy Darlings by Emily Hourican

Releases April 18th ~ Get it on Amazon

An enigmatic discovery of life with the ever-maturing Guinness Girls. Now married and with children, life is much more complicated than the glorious past before "real life" took over. These women will see the world, their world, in a less glamorous light. When the curtain is pulled back, so to speak, it's not all sparkle and tinsel. It's hard, learned, and at times uncomfortable. I really enjoyed the Reading Group Guide and discussion questions provided at the end by the Club Car Reading Group as well.

From the Cover...
This stunning novel the from author of The Glorious Guinness Girls follows the three enigmatic Guinness sisters as they take on married life and motherhood at the beginning of the 1930s.
It's the dawn of the 1930s and the three privileged Guinness sisters, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh, settle into becoming wives and mothers: Aileen in Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Maureen in Clandeboye in Northern Ireland, and Oonagh in Rutland Place in London.

But while Britain becomes increasingly politically polarized, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh discover conflict within their own marriages.

Oonagh's dream of romantic love is countered by her husband's lies; the intense nature of Maureen's marriage means passion, but also rows; while Aileen begins to discover that, for her, being married offers far less than she had expected.

Meanwhile, Kathleen, a housemaid from their childhood home in Glenmaroon, travels between the three sisters, helping, listening, watching--even as her own life brings her into conflict with the clash between fascism and communism.

As affairs are uncovered and secrets exposed, the three women begin to realize that their gilded upbringing could not have prepared them for the realities of married life, nor for the scandals that seem to follow them around.

*Thank you to Grand Central Pub and Emily Hourican for the ARC
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