Not Having It All

I republished my third book Not Having It All – a relationship comedy originally published by Bloodhound Books – in January 2021, with a new cover and slightly edited content.

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When her husband Kurt is sent on an overseas assignment, scientist Bea Hudson’s just-about-holding-together life starts to unravel. Bea’s best friend Maddie steps in to help look after the couple’s five-year-old, Fran. But Bea starts to suspect that Maddie – who yearns for a child of her own – is becoming far too attached to Fran. Meanwhile, Kurt suspects Bea is having an affair with Maddie…

A poignant, page-turning, darkly humorous novel about love and relationships in middle age.

“There’s drama, humour and love in there and I loved it!!” – Ginger Book Geek

“a light-hearted read but also a book that made me think, and I loved every minute that I spent reading it. Not Having It All is witty and fun, and makes you appreciate the life you have all the more” – Rather Too Fond Of Books

“This book is a tonic – laugh-out-loud funny in many places. Family issues we can all identify with, not to mention the entries by Katie the Polish au-pair, as well as characters that really come to life make Not Having It All a must-read.” – Linda Huber, bestselling author of suspense and feel-good fiction

“I read most of the book with a smile on my face; a fabulous bit of feel-good fiction… I frequently laughed out loud, mainly at Katie’s journal as she looked after four-year-old Fran, aka Little Fiend. I also found Kurt’s escalating paranoia totally hilarious as his imagination ran wild… Although Bea is the main character, she has a stunning supporting cast.” – The Book Magnet

“A novel of multiple points of view that provides a roller-coaster ride for the reader.” – Rose Alexander, author of Along the Endless RiverUnder An Amber Sky and Garden Of Stars

“A perfect holiday read… this witty and satirical story is a warning to anyone who wants it all” – Patricia Dixon, bestselling author of Rosie and Ruby#MeToo and Resistance

“compelling, light hearted and funny” – Dash Fan Book Reviews

“I laughed so hard at times I was afraid that my husband thought I was going into Menopausal-Dementia-Hysteria… These characters are engaging and their stories were all melded into a wonderful novel.” – Janet’s Book Corner

“The story is just laugh out loud in parts. I honestly did!! Along with quite a lot of snorting and some understanding smiles.” – Twist and Turn Book Blog

“The author has taken everyday worries and wrapped them into a fabulous story” – Me And My Books

“this book is not just humorous but poignant and emotional” – Mari, Amazon Canada

“a definite must-read to put some laughter and fun into your life” – Flgirl

“I loved this comedy, written from many different viewpoints” – J.P. Chan

“This is something different, and Jennie Ensor has totally cracked it.” – bestselling author, Anita Waller