Becca Joy is down in the dumps. She's tired and bedraggled, and her house is little more than organized chaos. Of course, having a supermom for a next-door neighbor doesn't help her self-image. When her best friend from high school suggests a girls' night out, Becca Joy jumps at the chance---and discovers a new contentment in her calling as a mom. 256 pages, softcover from Howard.
Having an overachieving super mom for a neighbor is a source of constant struggle for Becca Joy. In comparison, her household seems little more than organized chaos.
Even with a supportive husband and great kids, she is relentlessly weighed down by questions of adequacy. Her life seems fatiguing, and a glance in the mirror doesn't do much to cheer her up.
Then comes a voice from the past that puts fresh wind in her sails. Her best friend from high school comes to town and the two women rekindle their bond with a girls' night out and embark on a series of adventures that ultimately bring Becca to a new place of contentment.
Debbie DiGiovanni, after months of getting up in the morning bleary eyed before work to write, quit her job as a paralegal to pursue her dream. Having written two novels -- Concessions and Tight Squeeze -- Debbie can't imagine doing anything else. Debbie was born in Tokyo, Japan, but has spent most of her life in Southern California. Eleven years ago she and her family moved to Montana where her husband is now a youth director.