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“Can neighbours become more than good friends…”
The Single Mums Move On
by Janet Hoggarth
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To those of you who know me and my usual reading genres, this book may seem like a strange divergence. However I do have very eclectic reading tastes and every now and then a foray into ‘foreign’ territory, is a very welcome treat.

I would therefore like to thank the lovely Vicky from Aria Fiction / Head Of Zeus, for contacting me with the opportunity to be involved in today’s cover reveal for this fictional story which has its basis in true events and is personal to its author.

If The Single Mums Move On sounds like your kind of read, then why not check out Ali and Grace’s story right back from the beginning, by ordering your copy of The Single Mums’ Mansion, I’ve popped the details below so that you can check it out 🙂

Cover image of the book 'The Single Mums Move On' by author Janet Hoggarth

In the UK the digital book will be available from July 18th and is available to pre-order from Amazon

In the US the digital book will also be available from July 18th and is available to pre-order from Amazon


Cover image of the book 'The Single Mums Move On' by author Janet HoggarthCan neighbours become more than good friends…

After her husband left her, Ali and her daughter Grace enjoyed living in what became known as ‘the Single Mums’ Mansion’. However, with her best friends Amanda and Jacqui moving on, it’s time for Ali and Grace to make their own way.

Thankfully, a chance conversation leads to them moving into the infamous South London gated community known only as ‘The Mews’.

In ‘The Mews’ everyone lives in each other’s pockets and curtain twitching is an Olympic sport. The neighbours are an eclectic bunch – from Nick the alleged spy, Carl the gorgeous but clearly troubled Idris Elba lookalike, to Debbie who is about to face the hardest fight of her life, and TV agent Samantha who is not as in control as she likes to pretend.

Each day brings another drama, but along with the tears, real friendships grow. And her neighbours’ problems might unlock the key to something Ali has yearned for all along…

Based on a true story – you’ll never be able to look at your neighbours quite the same way again…


Image of author Janet HoggarthJanet Hoggarth  has always written. She’s written whilst reading other people’s writing – she worked in a bookshop, edited for Bloomsbury, commissioned children’s books for Scholastic and was a freelance editor.

Janet has also written books for children, which, although to this day she can’t tell you why, she wrote under the pseudonym of Jess Bright.

Her debut adult fiction book was titled The Single Mums’ Mansion, a story which was based on Janet’s personal experiences of living communally as a single parent.

After all that writing, plus looking after a husband, three children and a cat, if there is any free time for herself, Janet,  together with her best friend, are also DJ’s (under the name of Whitney and Britney).

Janet lives in South East London, where occasionally she simply sits still and breathes!

Keep up with all the latest news at Janet’s website

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Image of author Janet Hoggarth

If The Single Mums Move On  sounds like your kind of read, then why not check out Ali and Grace’s story right back from the beginning, by ordering your copy of The Single Mums’ Mansion


Cover image of the book 'The Single Mums' Mansion' by author Janet HoggarthWhen your husband moves out, move your best friends in…

Amanda Wilkie unexpectedly finds herself alone with her three children in a rambling Victorian house in London. Her husband leaves them, claiming he’s just ‘lost the love’, like one might carelessly lose a glove.

A few months later, Amanda’s heavily pregnant friend, Ali, crashes into her kitchen announcing her husband is also leaving. So, after Ali’s baby Grace is born, they both move into Amanda’s attic. And when Jacqui, a long-lost friend and fellow single mum, starts dropping by daily, the household is complete.

Getting divorced is no walk in the park, but the three friends refuse to be defined by it. And, as they slowly emerge out of the wreckage like a trio of sequin-clad Gloria Gaynors singing ‘I Will Survive’, they realise that anything is possible.

Even loving again… Based on Janet’s true story, The Single Mums’ Mansion is a laugh-out-loud tour de force which will make you laugh, cry and treasure your best friends even more than before.



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  • This does sound like a bit of a different read for you but at the same time it doesn’t come as a total surprise in that as you say you are an eclectic reader.

    Loving the cover, this is definitely a book I’ll keep in mind for the next time I’m in the need of a ‘comfort’ read.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I love the way you describe this genre as a ‘comfort’ read, I shall be using that description a lot more in the future!

      I don’t tend to comfort read on too regular a basis and I also rarely read anything remotely biographical. However, given the premises of this two book series, I am intrigued enough to want to check out storyline and events for myself, as I am certain that life will definitely not have been a bed of roses for these three families.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I always appreciate your visits 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      I have to admit that I would definitely read this one if it was right in front of me and saved me from having to search for an alternative title, or if I was yearning for one of Tracy’s ‘comfort’ reads!

      Also, as the book is only semi autobiographical I would be interested to see just how seamlessly Janet has managed to mix fact with fiction, as I should imagine that was quite difficult to do at times, without appearing to make light of what must surely have been a very unsettling and difficult time in her life.

      I appreciate your interest in reading the post, despite your own reservations about adding it to your list and I always appreciate your visits 🙂

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