Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mom's Night Out Novelization By Tricia Goyer and Mom's Night Out And Other Things I Miss Devotional By Kerri Pomarolli

 I received these books from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of these books. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description For Mom's Night Out: 

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.

Book Description For Mom's Night Out and Other Things I miss:  

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

My Thoughts:  

Mom's Night Out is the the novelization for the movie with the same title written by Tricia Goyer. The book is a true to life look at the struggles and triumphs as a Mom we all feel. Allyson just wants a night out with her friends to go to a grown up restaurant to enjoy grown up company so she gets a GroupOn coupon and enlists the help of her husband to make it happen, someone has to watch the children.  No one is prepared for the kind of night these families have including a missing child, a motorcycle gang from a tattoo parlor, and ending up at the police station. 

Tricia Goyer's novelization of this movie is fantastic. I personally haven't seen the movie yet because I wanted to read the book first before seeing it. Mom's Night Out is a laugh out loud, keep your tissues close kind of book. As a Mom, I found myself relating to these women in almost all situations except I don't have twins. I loved all the characters in this story especially Bones, who is not what he seems. He is a big guy who is part of a motorcycle gang and owns a tattoo parlor. He does whatever he can to help the Moms in their search for a missing child and the husbands. Bones really gives of himself and definitely surprises Allyson. Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. I spent much of my time laughing out loud and shaking my head as events unfolding were so familiar. I did also find myself crying in places where I could completely relate to feelings of  being overwhelmed and undeserving of what I have with my family.  This book really captures motherhood, parenting, and friendship. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend this book to anyone who reads Christian Fiction. You won't be disappointed! I give this book 5 STARS.

Mom's Night Out and Other Things I Miss Devotional to Help You Survive By Kerri Pomarolli is a great companion to the novel.  Another laugh out loud, keep your tissues handy read. I found myself really looking inside myself and convicted on many of the issues and feelings brought up by this devotional. Kerri Pomarolli really captured things for Moms in all stages of life and all types of family situations whether married, single, stay at home, or working moms. Reading Kerri Pomarolli's anecdotes from her own life and family really helped to relate to her and what she was saying. I am personally a mom of two teenagers and a preteen and I really found myself relating to the things brought up in this devotional whether we were already through that season or not. I found myself thinking back to baby and toddler years remembering the good, bad, and the ugly.   This devotional really opened my eyes to the fact I am not alone in my feelings and that it's alright to have these feelings.  I learned a lot in this devotional and plan on reading it again especially when I am feeling inadequate.   I found this devotional so inspiring and thought provoking and highly recommend reading it alongside Mom's Night Out. They really go hand in hand. I give this devotional 5 STARS. 

 USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms' Night Out. Don't miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian Kerri PomarolliMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the "No More Frumpy Mommy" challenge.
Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli
Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening. If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri's No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.

Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms' Night Out, as well as copies of Moms' Night Out (the book) and Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss. One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms' night out or her own moms' night out "ride" (getting her car detailed and cleaned).

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