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5 Stars Out Of 5
July 28, 2008
Our book club read this and every woman, no matter what stage of life, could relate to this very down-to-earth character and her struggles. The writing sweeps you along with its humor and "realness." A must-read second offering from this very talented writer!
I enjoyed EVERYTHING about this book. It has believable characters, a great plot, laughter, tears, and frequent reminders of Gods love and grace. How do you get anything better than that in fiction?I could relate easily to this story about a SAHM with an EGR (extra grace required) toddler. Heidi (the Mom and main character) gave up her job in the workforce when Nora was born and hasnt looked backmuch. She does miss the extra income. She finds a way to supplement her familys income through a Christian-based sales company. However, that is not without its problems. She also struggles with the idea of expanding their family and prays for God to show her and her husband what His will is for them.This book gets a DEFINITE 5 stars from me (OF COURSE thats out of 5)! I may even put this author on my Christmas list!!!
I really enjoyed this book. This wasn't your typical Christian fiction mom lit book. For one, Heidi is a new Christian who is still learning the ropes about her new faith. Therefore she still would question ideas about Christianity which I found perfectly realistic. She also has issues with other Christians who try to act too perfect. I really liked the characters in the book. Heidi seems like a really cool mom and I love her interaction especially with the baby sitter. Jake is not portrayed as a husband who does nothing to help his wife by going to work and then playing hero to the kid. He seems like a really good guy. I also appreciated how Nola is not shown as a really annoying kid. Embarrassing yes, but not to the point where Heidi wants to regret being a mom. I know kids can be a challenge but it's not enjoyable to read about moms who have problems all day with their kids and then their husband comes home expecting the royal treatment. I chuckled at Heidi's description of "Laura" especially involving the bodysuit. I know that the character means well, but I can see from Heidi's perspective as a new Christian why Laura would come off as annoying. I thought the idea of Solomon's closet was unique and interesting. What Kylie said about women, sex and Christianity were all true and it was interesting to see what could be done about it. However money also becomes a huge factor and therefore ruins the idea. One small thing that really made me giddy was when Jake was looking up travel options and came across a trip to Burma. That's where my dad is from and it's really rare for me to come across that in a book so I was geeked.<br /><br />I would definitely recommend this book. It's a little edgy for a Christian book (especially in the bedroom lol) but I really liked it. Great mom lit. I'm looking forward to the next Heidi Elliot book.