Thursday, July 31, 2008

Odd Mom Out

I chose Mom Odd Out by Jane Porter. It is a fun and easy read. It was one of the reader's choice books from the Salt Lake City Library. If you've ever felt alone and out of the loop, you will enjoy this book. It also has a love story which is one criteria I have for a book. Anyway, here is a summary. Hope you enjoy!


"Marta Zinsser grew up in a conservative, old Seattle suburb and couldn't wait to leave for New York, where she thrived as an independent woman with no need for men -- even when she decided to have a baby. Ten years later when her mother becomes ill, Marta realizes that this may be her daughter's last chance to get to know her grandmother and returns to Seattle, taking up residence on the affluent, technology-drenched Eastside, filled now by snobby old money families and even snobbier nouveau riche.Enrolling Eva in the local school, Marta accedes to her daughter's wishes and agrees to join the PTA despite being horrified by the fancy moms that dominate it. With wealthy husbands, massive homes, nannies, no jobs, and their own hierarchy, the fancy moms have no intention of letting a bohemian mom like Marta in to their private circle. Will Marta be able to carve a niche for both herself and Eva? And when gorgeous maverick Luke Flynn appears in Marta's line of vision, will she find love after keeping it at arm's length all this time?"

5 comments:

ELDON and SHELLI said...

I'm loving this book! It took me a few days to find it (I actually had to buy this one) but I've been loving Marta's off-beat style and her determined obstinance. Even just 100 pages in I'm worshipping her for her willingness to do the hard things that loving your daughter more than yourself can make you do. Plus it makes me laugh out loud. :) Definite perk.

Mary said...

I encountered trouble trying to find it too. The Salt Lake Public Library has the only two copies in the valley on hold until 8/29. I finally resorted to buying it, like Shell. Used for $1.10 on amazon.com baby! Waiting until the end of the week to start it is better than waiting until the end of the month for the dumb library.

Emilee said...

I'm sorry that you had to buy the book. I thought it would be available at the library. It is definitely worth the $1.10 Mary. I loved it! Loved Marta's personality and her determination to keep on going even when the women around her are "perfect trophy wives."

Mandy said...

I will read as soon as I finish Breaking Dawn...sorry I got sucked in!

Emilee said...

I'm going to read this book a second time. I just loved it. Mary-there are about 18 copies at the library but I guess it is too late. Mandy, I need to finish Breaking Dawn first as well. How do you like it. I will always like Twilight over all of the books. But it isn't bad. It is very interesting. I've read about 200 pages.