Totlandia - Book 1 (The Onesies, Fall)

Totlandia - Book 1 (The Onesies, Fall)

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by Josie Brown
     
 

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IN BOOK 1 OF THE TOTLANDIA SERIES:

The Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club is the most exclusive children’s playgroup in all of San Francisco. For the city’s ultra-competitive elite, the club’s ten annual spots are the ultimate parenting prize.

But not everyone is PHM&TC material. The club’s founder, Bettina Connaught

Overview

IN BOOK 1 OF THE TOTLANDIA SERIES:

The Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club is the most exclusive children’s playgroup in all of San Francisco. For the city’s ultra-competitive elite, the club’s ten annual spots are the ultimate parenting prize.

But not everyone is PHM&TC material. The club’s founder, Bettina Connaught Cross, adheres to strict membership rules: Moms only. No single parents or working mothers allowed. Membership is an arduous commitment. And there’s no room in the club for scandal, bad behavior, or imperfection…from tots or their moms.

In a world of power and prestige, no one has more than Bettina. And as every mom in Pacific Heights knows, you simply cannot cross her. But this year’s admissions process is more rigorous than ever, pitting prospective members against each other to prove their mettle.

But four of the six candidates vying for the remaining four slots have a secret that would knock them out of the running. Jade is a former stripper and porn actress, who has been absent for most of her son’s life. Jillian’s husband cleaned out their joint accounts and left her for his pregnant assistant. Ally never even had a husband—just a sperm donor—and she’s hiding a high-ranking corporate job. And Lorna fears that her son may have special needs… just the excuse her sister-in-law, Bettina, needs to deny her entry to the club.

Can these hopeful moms keep up appearances long enough to outlast the competition? Or will their chances—and their private lives—go up in flames?

Friendship. Lies. Seduction. Betrayal. Welcome to Totlandia.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT... I adored this quick read and can't wait to get further into the lives of these women. There are some really sweet moments mixed in with the catty wonderfulness that Brown always seems to capture." - Mary Jacobs, Book Hounds

"Are you ready for some Mama Drama? Although I try my best to avoid it in my real life, it made Totlandia a truly entertaining read and difficult to put down. This book is wonderfully written and has more than just drama." - Susan McLean, Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva

"Wow, was this a blast! The story is set in the wilds of the Pacific Heights in California, home to numerous Barbie wanna-be's and Ken doll look-alikes. The characters are hysterical, and everyone, and I do mean everyone, has their dirty little secrets that they feel must be hidden from the world. Just like in the real world, the trick is keeping those dirty little secrets hidden when everyone seems to know them. This is a fabulous novel that launched an even better series." - Night Owl Reviews

"This author will have you howling as you devour this most recent work." - Desiree Miller, STRESS FREE BABY

"5 Stars. Brown does a slam-dunk job at writing a witty novella with a lot of heart, laughs, and WTF moments." -- Jodi Webb Words by Webb

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942052227
Publisher:
Signal Press
Publication date:
10/05/2015
Series:
Totlandia , #1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
986,576
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Josie Brown is the author of the best-selling Housewife Assassin's Handbook series (13 novels); the Totlandia series (5 novels) and the True Hollywood Lies series (2 novels).

Her other novels include:
The Candidate (political thriller)
The Baby Planner (contemporary women's fiction) and
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (contemporary women's fiction) which was optioned by producer Jerry Bruckheimer for television.

Josie lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
You can reach her via her website: www.JosieBrown.com and www.HousewifeAssassinsHandbook.com

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Totlandia: Book 1 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Finally caught my interest around page 72... pushed my way thru... Glad it was free.
Sherri_Hunter More than 1 year ago
With the first book in this very delightful series, new to me author Josie Brown introduces us to four women who will do anything to ensure their children have the best possible start in life. For these ladies, that means applying for and being accepted for membership in the very exclusive Pacific Heights Moms and Tots Club. A club that is for Moms only who are married and do not work outside the home. The women are part of a group of six who made the final cut and now have to compete for one of the four open slots. What makes this story so interesting is that these women are hiding at least one secret that would disqualify them. Totlandia: The Onesies was my first book by this very talented author, but will definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed meeting Lorna, Ally, Jade and Jillian. Each character brings an interesting backstory and likable personality to the mix and I thoroughly enjoyed how quickly they all connected and began forming a bond. I have a feeling this club can get pretty cutthroat with backstabbing and betrayal, so strong and loyal friends are definitely needed here. The story moves at a very good pace with many laugh out loud moments. Initially, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep everyone straight, but that fear quickly passed as the main characters are quickly revealed. Overall, this was a very good start to a series that promises a lot of laughter and snarky sarcasm. I feel so much anticipation about what will happen next, you’d think I had submitted an application to the club, too. I highly recommend this book and think your anticipation will be just as high as mine. Kudos to Josie Brown for a very good book and giving me several hours of reading enjoyment.