Totlandia is a short fiction novel series about the exclusive Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club, a group with a waiting list and very selective criteria for inclusion. The Onesies books follow the group of moms and one year olds who are chosen for conditional acceptance into the PHM&T Onesies group. The moms are pitted against one another through a series of challenges designed to test each mom’s limits and have them show their worth to the selection committee, headed by the super-controlling and impossible to please Bettina.
I just finished Totlandia: The Onesies, Book 1 (Fall) and Book 2 (Winter) and loved them both! These women are so deliciously awful to one another. They each have secrets, which are revealed along the way and would surely disqualify them for membership in the Moms & Tots Club. The way they go about hiding their secrets from the group, plus the way that the other members of the group protect one another will break your heart one moment and have you giggling to yourself the next.
I always have to give a fair content warning, so that y’all aren’t surprised by some things. There are some…ummmm romantic scenes that are a bit graphic, but other than that, there isn’t a lot of language throughout the books.
I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, though I can’t say they’re all likeable. These are women dealing with situations that could be happening to you or your neighbor. Sure, they’re dramatized for the books sake, but many of the conditional Onesies felt so real to me. A newly single mom, a working mom struggling to do it all, a mother crushed by the realization that child is struggling developmentally. You’ll find yourself warming to these women soon after meeting them and rooting for them, whether or not that means they make it into the Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club!
I was able to ask some questions of Josie Brown, author of the Totlandia books. Here’s my Q & A with her:
Totlandia: The Onesies, Book 1 (Fall) is FREE for Kindle right now, for a limited time! Regular prices on Amazon.com are $0.99 for Book 1 and $3.99 for Book 2. I’ll be reading Book 3 (Spring, $3.99) next and we’ll have a giveaway for that one soon!
Pick up these books for your next road trip or for a weekend of playdate reading! Enjoy!
Disclosure: I received Book One and Book Two of the Totlandia series free of charge to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions are my very own. Post contains affiliate links.