Book Review: Lucy Mathers goes back to work by Julie Butterfield

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the opportunity to review Lucy Mathers goes back to work by Julie Butterfield


Lucy Mathers was once the golden girl of Simcock & Bright. Four years later, she’s a stay at homemum with two adorable children, has swapped her Louboutinsfor rabbit slippers and spends her daymaking crustless sandwiches and colour co-ordinated lunches instead of signing up high profileclients.

Whenher husband is suddenly made redundant, there is panic in the Mathers’ household. With amortgage the size of the national debt and a credit card balance that’s in danger of toppling, Lucy reluctantly decides she must return to work. So she digs out her old power suits from the back of thewardrobe and leaves Will to become a house husband. But sitting in Lucy’s old office is GrantC  suave, handsome and ruthless and with no intention of letting Lucy walk back into thenumber one job.

At home, despite his breezy declaration that swapping boardroom battles for toddler groups wouldbe a doddle, Will’s belief that parental issues could be solved with forward planning and a spreadsheet soon falls by the wayside.With

both Will and Lucy struggling to adapt, could their previously happy marriage be developingsome cracks


First time reading a book by Julie Butterfield and it’s safe to say I wasn’t disappointed. Lucy Mathers goes back to work was a wonderfully funny read that I absolutely adored. It pulled me in from the start, the characters were also somewhat likeable and I think alot of mum’s who return to work after having children could relate to this book. I also enjoyed the role reversal aspect of the story. It showed how partners and children take for granted what mum does. I loved reading this book and can’t wait to read more from Butterfield.


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Authors bio

Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing



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