The box containing this book arrived in the middle of the morning, and my two youngest were excited to paw all over its contents. All I wanted was to get reading. But, life is life, and a mommy’s job doesn’t come with many scheduled breaks. Over the next 24 hours, though, I tried to sneak in as many as I could to read this fantastic novel.
By the time I reached the end of Katherine Center’s Everyone is Beautiful, my kitchen sink had transformed itself into a mountain of breakfast and lunch dishes, and miraculously, the laundry did not fold itself. But, I had the incredible delight of sharing my time with a fictional character who had nothing fictional about her. From the baggy clothes that hide the squishy tummy to the three kids constantly attached to her hip, I was with this character from page one. This novel is quite easily one of the most accurate portrayals of motherhood and marriage that I’ve ever read.
Intrigued? Check out the following video for a taste of some excerpts, and then head over to 5 Minutes for Mom to read my complete review and enter to win one of three signed copies!
Check out all the additional posts from our Everyone is Beautiful Bookclub.
No doubt about it, this novel makes the list of 5 Star Reads.
Dawn wishes she had a walk-in kitchen pantry where she could hide from her children to read and eat Girl Scout cookies. She and her blog, my thoughts exactly, are currently up for exactly zero parenting awards.
I would love to win! It almost describes my life! mama to 3 boys- putting aside her life for her family! Love the review :O)
I’m sure every woman who has a husband or children or job or any or all of the above can relate to this book. Sometimes we have to look hard to find ourselves under all the other roles we assume.
I would really love to win one of the copies. Your review really caught my interest.
I would love a copy of this book.
oh wow i would love to win!!!
I’m all ready planning on suggesting it to my book group. Seems like even the grandmothers would find pleasure in it. I, too, would love to win a copy!
Katherine Center says
Thank you so much for posting about the book!!! And it’s so fun to see the trailer here, as well. I love that trailer and try to watch it once a day at least as a tonic!!!
Many thanks again!
This sounds like my life! I would love to win it.
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