Moms' Night Out by Tricia Goyer ~ A Movie Novelization Book Review and Giveaway



Tricia Goyer
Contemporary Fiction

About the book:

Mom’s Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours—what could go wrong?

Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home.Mom’s Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.

My thoughts:

I have a very sneaky suspicion that this book is going to read more like an autobiography than fiction for most mothers. From the opening lines it captures the crazy chaos we call motherhood to a tee. The character of Allyson embodies most of us as she struggles through the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of raising children.

At one point in the story Allyson reveals that her dream when she grew up was to be a wife and mother. Now that the dream has come true, reality has inched in to upset the fairy tale. It seems that no matter what direction she turns she is surrounded by her short comings. The house is a mess, the kids are a mess, and above all else she's a mess. She spends a lot of time wondering how "they" do it. You know who "they" are . . . those "other" mothers. The ones that have the perfect house, perfect kids, and the always put-together perfect look.

Through a divinely inspired and desperately needed moms' night out, Allyson's eyes are slowly opened to the fact that her life and all that it encompasses may be a mess but it is a truly beautiful mess.

I must admit that I'm a little hesitant to read a book after seeing the movie. I'm usually disappointed in one or the other. I'm pleased to say in this instance that isn't the case at all. I loved them both equally and came away from the reading with the same feeling of gratitude that I did from the movie. I'm humbled, honored and grateful that God chose me to mother.

If you are looking for a funny, uplifting, and inspiring story to read for yourself or to give to a friend, you can't go wrong with Moms' Night Out. I think you'll be pleased that you took the time to revel in the beautiful mess we call motherhood.

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13 comments:

  1. I have not seen the movie yet but hopefully will soon.
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    1. You are going to LOVE it! The bonus is that the book is just as great . . . hope you get to read it soon too!

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  2. I hope to see it soon, especially after reading this review!

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    1. Megan you're going to love it! I promise. :)

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  3. No I havent seen the movie yet, but I am looking forward to seeing it
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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    1. I can't wait for you to see it! Such a fun little escape!!! Hope you'll come back and let us know what you thought after you see it.

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  4. My husband and son took me to see it Friday night. So funny! I'm recommending it to every mom I know.

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    1. So glad you liked it! Guess what . . . the book is every bit as good. And the devotional is uplifting and funny. Hope you get to read them too!

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  5. I did see the movie and I LOVED IT! I invited all the women of my church to see it with me this weekend!

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    1. Yeah Aly!!! I know they are going to love it and you all are going to have so much fun on your own Moms' Night Out!!!

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  6. I haven't seen it yet but I really can't wait too! It looks so good!

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  7. I haven't yet but it looks so funny!!

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  8. I haven't seen it but I have seen Patricia Heaton promoting the movie on different talk shows. It sounds so good!

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