Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
“Maybe that had been the whole point of this night, to learn to be more flexible. To learn to find peace no matter where she was. To let things go. To go along for the ride, and so far she had failed completely,” Tricia Goyer explains Allyson’s thoughts in her novel, Moms’ Night Out.
At two hundred and eight pages, this paperback targets those who enjoy clean, comical Christian fiction concerning hectic family life. With some slang words, the topics of being pregnant and meeting rough characters may not be apropos for immature readers.
In this silly tome set in current day America, Allyson Field is lost and confused as she tries arduously to be the perfect wife and mother of three young children. While her husband is away on a trip, she becomes “stress-paralyzed” on Mother’s Day, trying to keep up both home and personal appearances.
Being the clean freak that she is, the lady’s minimal escape is blogging, which she feels she has failed at that too. Days later she contacts two dear friends and invites them to a needed women’s night out on the town for a fancy dinner. Sondra, the confident pastor’s wife, holds every emotion inside, including her own disappointments and fear of her past while Izzy, a mother of twins and pregnant, is afraid to tell her husband the news.
When the three women finally escape their domestic chores on Saturday evening, not only does Allyson feel she has ruined all their plans by unplugging from their responsibilities, she tries to keep everyone happy except herself.
As the night progresses from being kicked out of a high-end restaurant to a bowling alley, the gals deal with a patient but confused cab driver, a gruff motorcycling tattoo artist, and the police. Not knowing their husbands are being challenged by a man-child, parakeet, and visit to the hospital, the females do their best to focus as they frantically search for a ten-month old baby.
While amusing calamities prevail, the undertone of the story concentrates on learning that God is ultimately in control and mankind cannot fix everything without Him. As each woman accepts her lot in life, only then are peace and contentment found.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinions.
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