At two of London’s most exclusive prep schools, there are strict rules against parents fraternising with teachers.
Well, that’s the theory, in any case.
Jenna, a Year 3 teacher at St Cuthbert’s, catches the eye of the school’s highest-profile parent, a world-famous action movie star, with far-reaching consequences.
Meanwhile, over at Chiltern House, Astrid is still licking her wounds after her husband left her. Her daughter’s PE teacher, Callum, may be her best chance of rediscovering her joie de vivre.
Astrid’s friend Natalia, whose life revolves around motherhood these days, finds herself questioning everything she’s taken for granted when her husband becomes embroiled in a #MeToo scandal.
Really, the only ones behaving themselves are the kids …
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This story is contemporary, glamorous and topical. The London setting is authentic, and the characters believably crafted and relatable. The plot is simple, in this character-driven story, but it works and makes this a great escapist read.
There are scandals, sex and strong female leads in this novel which is fast-paced and packed with romance. The settings are realistic and knowledgeably written and give the story depth. Told from multi-viewpoints, it’s addictive reading, as seemingly unconnected relationships interweave and untangle. The story has a great ending.
If you are a fan of the early Fiona Walker and Jilly Cooper novels, this will appeal.
Sara Madderson is an author, entrepreneur, wife and mother. She was born in Ireland and moved to the UK with her family when she was ten years old. She lives in London with her husband Chris, their two children, Paddy and Tilly, and their cocker spaniel Charlie.
Before turning to writing, Sara worked in finance for a decade and then ran her own fashion brand, Madderson London, for eight years. She earned her MPhil in Early Modern History from the University of Birmingham.
Metamorphosis is Sara’s first book. Given that she spent most of her childhood writing and designing clothes, she’s now seen both of her childhood career dreams come true! She’s enjoyed the adventure of publishing independently as much as she’s enjoyed the writing process itself. She’s now completely hooked on writing!