Friday 21st November 2014 marked the release day of Milked: A Modern Mommy Tale With A Retro Twist by debut author Lisa Doyle published by Simon & Fig. I am very excited to have been sent a copy by the wonderful Kim Nash who is the publicity manager over at Bookouture. From the synopsis this book sounds absolutely fabulous and I cannot wait to begin reading so I thought I would share a bit about the book with you all.
By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago’s celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning?
It’s with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town’s rich and famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing – and loving – someone else’s child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there’s Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who’s obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all?
A novel of motherhood, its many demands, and all the little triumphs along the way, MILKED is a warm and witty debut about making tough choices and traveling the roundabout road to happiness.
About The Author
Lisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area of the USA. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois and a graduate of Miami University, she spent several years editing business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the non-profit sector, and currently works in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She has written for major beauty trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc., Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life) and is a contributor to WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010).
Doyle is represented by Claire Anderson-Wheeler of Regal Literary, Inc., a full-service agency based in New York.
For more about this debut author Lisa Doyle, please visit her website.
I will be reading this book in the next couple weeks and I am excited to be part of the blog tour for this fantastic debut author on the 20th December 2014 so look out for my review.
I would like to say a big thank you to Kim Nash, Bookouture and Simon & Fig for providing me with a copy of Milked – I cannot wait to read.
Check out my review of Milked here
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