Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book of the day: "Mommy By Mistake"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"Mommy By Mistake" by Rowan Coleman:
All good things come in the little packages...
Meet The Baby Group: Natalie ran her own design company until baby Freddie unexpectedly came along. Now the capable person she once was is trapped inside a crazy woman´s body, longing for just one decent night´s sleep and words of more than one syllable. Meg is onto her fourth child but still feels she has to take notes. Meg´s sister-in-law Frances organises her little boy like he´s a private in the army, but underneath her prickly facade she longs for the kind of friendships others seem to find so easy. Former career girl Jess sees danger lurking in every corner, doubting she´ll ever be a good mother. Stay-at-home house-husband Steve is just glad to have the opportunity to spend time with his daughter. And sixteen-year-old Tiffany is the youngest – yet possibly the wisest – of them all.
Six very different parents. Six very different lives. But when Natalie´s dodgy wiring leads to a series of chance encounters they rapidly discover – through Baby Music, Baby Aerobics, coffee and more importantly cake – that there´s safety in numbers. And their own unofficial baby group is formed. (Summary courtesy of Rowan Coleman's website.)

Melissa A:
I had read some other books from Rowan Coleman and liked her writing style, so I instantly became attracted to this one. Who can resist the baby on the cover, even though you can't see their eyes? I loved the way this story unfolded and how it focused on more than just the main character. It had a feel similar to "The Chocolate Lover's Club" by Carole Matthews. I love stories about friends brought together by a common bond who stick together through thick and thin and support one another. That's what "Mommy By Mistake" (also known as "The Baby Group") is all about. This one is my favorite of Ms. Coleman's books.

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BRN2SHOP9 said...

I haven't read any of her books before. It sounds good though.

Literary Chanteuse said...

Also as a Mom I think this sounds appealing.


Margie said...

Sounds fascinating...never read any of her books.
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Anonymous said...

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I have always wanted to read something by her.

Anonymous said...

I'm definitley adding this to my 'to read' pile. Happy Home for Broken Hearts was a great holiday read last year, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Rowan Coleman at all

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Shaz Goodwin said...

Lots of characters for me to enjoy in 'Mommy By Mistake!' Thanks for all the new authors I now know about!

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Nina said...

I am definitely going to miss this book-a-day feature we've had going in May, as you've introduced me to so many titles and authors I had yet to hear about, this one included! Thanks for all the posts and hard work this month!

Tiffany Drew said...

Haven't heard of this one before, am going to check it out!


Bonnie said...

Have not heard of this author before, but the premise sure sounds interesting indeed!

S.Sabia said...

This is one that I am adding to my list. Sounds right up my alley!

Kat said...

Another book I haven't read. I'm not a mother so I may not be able to relate but it certainly sounds intriguing.


Unknown said...

Seriously! Who can resist the cover? I will have to read this one.


Linda Kish said...

Another author new to me that I want to read.

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Jeryl M. said...

Sounds like a good book.


msamy323 said...

sounds like a great read....and I have 4 grown girls!! Would love to get this one too!!

Sarah said...

This sounds like a great read:)