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5 Stars Out Of 5
April 28, 2009
I was so excited when I heard there was going to be a third book in the series. This is probably my absolute favorite set of books to read. I nearly died with laughter throughout this book. The women in here are so realistic. It's amazing how we can know their personalities just through their forum post, chats, emails and IMs. This book introduces two new characters to the mix: Hannah, a 19 year conservative mom and Iona, a creative poetry loving mom. They both add their unique personalities to the group. Iona, while initially coming off as a bit eccentric, finds that she fits easily into the group while Hannah, seems to keep putting up walls that drive the other women away from her.Throughout the book, I found myself totally siding with the women and the decisions they made. There are plenty of serious issues discusses in the book but they are handled in a light hearted way and that email format is just so easy to read. There are no chapter breaks so it's incredibly hard to put the book down. As I said, this is one of the funniest series of books I have ever read. The scene where I just died laughing was the chatroom scene where someone forgets to private chat one of their messages. Just the way it was all handled, I had to literally put the book down, laugh for about 5 minutes before I could resume reading. It was like that throughout the book. This is one of the few series where I have found absolutely nothing wrong with the book.I'm sad that with this book, the series comes to a close but everything is tied up very nicely. It's great to see how all of the characters have grown and changed since the first book. I really feel like I'm a part of their SAHM group and I would love to find a group of women like this next time. This series is one of my absolute favorites and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Whether you are a mom or not, chick lit fan or reader of emails, you will enjoy this book. VERY HIGHLY recommended.
A lovely end to a lovely series! This book, like Meredith's others, is deliciously fun. I laughed out loud a few times (read Dulcie's nuked cat post--it's hysterical!) I still feel such kinship with Zelia and especially Phyllis, and I loved Iona. The other characters make for a great blend of personalities, and I also love that they're deliciously human. Rosalyn and Hannah can get on your nerves, but at the same time, you feel terrible for them. And while you understand where Zelia's coming from on the Rosalyn issue, you just want to shake her. These women and their experiences truly are real people in every sense of the word, except of course that in our world, they don't exist. Some of the conflicts seemed dragged out, while others didn't get as much page time as I would like. But otherwise, I loved every bit of my time with the SAHM girls. I hope Meredith's next book will be just as good as these were!