I found Katherine Center’s second book last month purely on accident.
I was on my way out of a bookstore when I saw the cover—noticed her name—and grabbed it off the shelf without thinking twice.
everyone is beautiful (Ballantine Books)
(who doesn't appreciate blue cupcakes?--->)
As a reader and fan of The Bright Side of Disaster (I own the hardback with the Rubber Ducky cover), I had some idea as to what I was in store for—and I was not disappointed.
Even though I chose to do my parenting vicariously (through friends and loved ones), I didn’t feel out of the loop within this Mommy-centered novel.
Our hero, Lanie Coats, is both brave and funny as she tries to figure out life in a new town with two rambunctious boys under the age four and a still-nursing baby.
We have a nicely drawn cast of characters—Khaki Pants, Amanda, the Mean Witch—who all provide hee-larious moments (outside of the realistic portrayal of children) and keep the story from becoming too baby, too childish, too I-want-to-put-the-book-down.
Adult life and themes are explored (bag o’ s-e-x toys) and there are even swoony moments (college art class) for the romantics.
Lanie finds herself and learns a great lesson (you will too); everyone is indeed beautiful!
I’ve already gotten the book back from one friend who adored it, you probably will as well.