Book: Odd Mom Out
Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: 5 Spot
Date: September 2007
Back Cover: 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.
Review: With having a younger daughter, I could relate to many of the mother daughter scenes of emotion and laughter. Marta is a strong, kick-butt female character and it’s entertaining to read as she struggles through being a single mother, running her business, and fighting the thought that she can’t ‘do it all’. This story gives a real look at the way people are judged by what they wear and their ‘status quo’. Marta staying true to herself is what made this story so compelling and though I did enjoy the story, I suspect I would have liked it even better if I had read it before reading Mrs. Perfect. Note to oneself, read books in order of publication date so it doesn’t give away some of the story line, lol.
Review Rating: 4/5 Two Thumbs Up!