AWRW Book Review: Moody Not Broody, by Author Kathryn Player #WomensFiction

moodynotbroodyEmma is a newly-wed looking forward to some blissful years with her new husband, Mike, but everyone else expects her to have children. Emma is a teacher and so, in everyone’s mind, she MUST want children.

However, Emma has never wanted children and has to convince her husband, her family and her friends that she’s not cut out for motherhood.

Instead, Emma wishes to pursue her teaching career and help children with Special Educational Needs, but her plans are thwarted and she has to make a decision which will affect her and her husband, Mike, forever.

“To breed or not to breed, that is the question!”

Kindle Edition, 1, 218 pages
Published June 15th 2013 by Kathryn Player
Genre: Women’s Fiction/ Chick Lit

What’s It About?

Moody Not Broody is a chick lit novel about a young newly wed/special ed teacher, who is being pressured by her husband, family, and friends to have children. Emma doesn’t feel ready yet, and she doesn’t know if she will EVER feel ready to have children…. that is until her plans are derailed, and she has to make a very important decision that not only affects her, but her husband too.

My Thoughts:

I’d like to thank Holly from Bookaholic ConfessionsΒ for recommending this novel, which was free for a limited time. I read this novel for my own pleasure, and wasn’t asked by the author for a review.

This was a good story. I enjoyed the author’s voice and found Emma to be a likable, and relatable character. Being a woman in my 30’s myself, I can relate to the feelings of pressure to have children. (Although, I believe Emma was actually in her 20’s.)

The ending was ABRUPT… I’m curious if there will be a sequel, because the story didn’t feel resolved.
***Note, per the Author’s bio, there will be a sequel.


Anyone who enjoys stories centered around a woman’s experiences, with a special interest in unfair pressure by society to have a baby, mixed with humor.


To buy Moody Not Broody, or not… That is a silly question! πŸ˜‰ Purchase, here!


About The Author:

Kathryn PlayerKathryn Player was a teacher for ten years before she decided to have a career break and become a stay-at-home Mum. At the same time, she launched her debut novel, ‘Moody not Broody’, which was written three years earlier. ‘Moody not Broody’ is based on her teaching antics (experiences) over the past ten years.

Kathryn’s second book (a short romantic comedy) will be released on August 14th 2014. It is about two sisters who work in a charity shop and is based on real life stories.

Currently, Kathryn is working on the sequel to ‘Moody not Broody’. —Goodreads Author Bio


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