Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mom's Night Out: A Blog Tour and Book Review

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.
The MOMS’ NIGHT OUT film features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (EVERBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE MIDDLE), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).
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. You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.
My Review:
Author Tricia Goyer has been a favorite of mine for a couple years now, and I have been transported to a variety of different life experiences and historical experiences through her books. 
This time however, she brings the reader to the world of parenting, specifically, being a mom. It is a hilarious read and I felt myself relating to so many of the situations both the mom's and dad's found themselves in. I read the book AFTER seeing the movie (which was fantastic!) and felt that I actually enjoyed the book more. Tricia kept the book very much in line with the movie, with a few extras, and it was cute, inspiring and fun. I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion, knowing that the various situations are so real, happening to any one of us, on any given day. It was inspiring to know that life happens and yet we are great mom's that just need time out to recharge and that is okay to admit! 
Mom's of all ages and stages can, and will, relate to the book, its wonderful cast of characters and the life lessons learned by all of them. Motherhood is a journey, with both good and bad moments, but Tricia reminds us that it's this journey that makes us who we are in Christ.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can find purchase options for Mom's Night Out here, on the author's website.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, and the author, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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