May 15, 2014

{review} Moms' Night Out!

I received a copy of the following books from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review is not guaranteed. 

About the book: 

Moms' Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life---where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?
Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home.Mom's Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.

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About the author: 

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and Lead Your Family Like Jesus (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.

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My Review:

I haven't sat down to read a fiction book in a long time. Too long. Moms' Night Out was just the book I needed to get me back in the habit. It's a quick, easy read with just enough of a story line to keep you interested but not so much that you forget what's going on. (Because we all know you'll be stopping to talk to a little person every two minutes while reading!) The story is a hilarious ride along with three moms on their quest for a night away. There is something about each mom that anyone can relate to. I love these characters! They are so real - if you aren't one of these three moms, you know one of each type! 

It's easy for moms to envision complete chaos erupting the moment they step out of the house. Forget about the nights they actually put on a nice dress and heels! But as these characters realize through the story, life isn't about looking perfect. It's about loving your family so much that you can live with their imperfections. I love this book and cannot wait to see the movie!

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About the book:

As a Mom, couldn't you use a good laugh?
Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie Moms' Night Out, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God's gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones.
Whether you're running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it's Monday (again), you'll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath . . . This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There's never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need a Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

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About the author: 

Called Hollywood's "God Girl," Kerri Pomarolli is an accomplished actress, comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television---with credits that include 29 appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central.


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My Review:

Let's get one thing straight. If you take yourself too seriously, this may not be the devotional book for you. Well, it probably is just what you need but you're not ready for it. 

This is the funniest, most real life, honest book of devotions for moms I have ever read! The stories are hilarious and transparent. The lessons are real and poignant. So real that you might wonder if Kerri has been spying on you. She's been there. That's why her funny stories about chicken nuggets or running out of gas on the way to a meeting make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Kerri shares her struggles and triumphs together beautifully.  Each chapter ends with two questions for you to think about and a prayer. They are thoughtful, truth-seeking questions, written to help us put our focus where it belongs. On Jesus.

It's so important as moms to remember that we are all in this together. It's not a competition. And Kerri's hilarious, disarming words break down all those "I'm perfect" walls, to remind us that we all need Jesus, every day. This book of devotions will be one I revisit regularly. I highly recommend it!

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