Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Bright Side of Disaster

I actually won something! I won a novel called "The Bright Side of Disaster" by Katherine Center. In winning it, I was asked to write a Blog about it after reading it, so that is what I'm doing (at least I think so-I've never blogged about anything before.)
I loved the book! I'd recommend it to any new mom or actually any mom at all! The book is about a woman, Jenny, who finds herself pregnant and due about a month before her scheduled wedding. Then, despite her circumstances, her fiance leaves her the day before she has the baby. I think what I enjoyed most about it was how the author describes the struggles she went through taking care of a new baby-everything was so true! The reader (if they're a mom) can really relate to everything from trying to breastfeed, to no longer being able to cook anymore. The reader will also fall in love with Jenny's neighbor, Gardner, who is extremely understanding (for a guy) and very helpful while she is trying to adjust to single motherhood. My only complaint is the swearing, but the circumstances where the language arises is completely understandable and kids wouldn't be reading this anyway :-)
So again, this book is a must read for new moms. It is very hard to put down once you get started. I would have read it in all at once if I didn't have cute little distractions to tend to. :-)
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