Friday, February 10, 2012

Julia's Child Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Review: Julia's Child A Novel by Sarah Pinneo

IN A GLANCE: A inspiring story about a woman's courage and standing up for what she believes in and wants. A story about juggling career and family.

Title: Julia's Child a Novel 
Author: Sarah Pinneo
Authors Website:
Publisher: Plume
Pages: 279 
ISBN #: 978-0-452-29731-9

A delectable comedy for every woman who's ever wondered if buying that six-dollar box of organic crackers makes her a hero or a sucker. Julia Bailey is a mompreneur with too many principles and too little time. Her fledgling company, Julia's Child, makes organic toddler meals like Gentle Lentil and Give Peas a Chance. But turning a profit while saving the world proves tricky as Julia must face a ninety-two-pound TV diva, an ill-timed protest rally, and a room full of one hundred lactating breasts. Will she get her big break before her family reaches the breaking point? In the end, it is a story about motherhood's choices: organic versus local, paper versus plastic, staying at home versus risking it all. A cookbook author's hilarious fiction debut, "Julia's Child" will have foodies and all-natural mamas alike laughing, cheering, and asking for more.


I love stories like this one, stories about a strong woman that tries so hard to hold everything together.  A woman who tries to and does an amazing job of juggling her own business and her family at the same time, even with its really tough not seeing her family all the time.

Julia's Child is a book that will surprise you though.  Inside its pages you will not only find an incredible story, but also some great recipe's. 

Julia is a very inspiring character.  Like I said above she stands up for what she believes in, which is feeding kids nutritious food with making it taste good. She not only does that but she also goes full throttle to get to her goals. I loved reading about her time with her kids and her husband.  My favorite play time with her kids would have to be her time in the homemade tent.  (not going to give it away, so you will have to read the book and find out why I love that part.)

Julia's husband is another great character in this story, he's strong for her and lets her go for her dreams.  Now that is a real man!!!  I also love her kids in this book.  They are so smart.  They can tell mommy is working really hard to get what they need.

I loved all the characters in this Julia's Child, they were well developed and very personable.  I love reading characters that I can see something of myself in.

All in all Julia's Child is a great read and a very inspiring story for people to read when they feel like giving up.  This book could give them some hope.

My Recommendation:

I think this book would be great for any adult mother or any adult women.  A definite 18 and up story.  There isn't anything bad in it though.

My Rating:

Plot: 20/20
Characters: 20/20
Creativity: 17/20
Writing: 20/20
Cover: 10/10
Ending: 7/10

94 out of 100 = 4 puppies

I gave the ending a 7 out of 10 mainly because I wanted to know what happened to them after everything happened, I needed to know more. 

Author Information: 

Sarah Pinneo worked in finance for more than a decade before making the transition from breadwinner to bread slicer.  Her first book was published by Clarkson Potter / Random House in 2007.  She holds a degree in economics from Yale University.  Sarah has lived in Grand Rapids, MI, New York City, Ludlow, VT and now Hanover, NH where the occasional moose or black bear is spotted in her back yard.

Now it's Time for you to have a chance to win a copy of Sarah Pinneo's Book Julia's Child.  Just fill out the rafflecopter below for your chances. 

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Kim Justice said...

Not sure what happen to my first comment.. but I Love Love your new blog here.. this review makes me want to go out and buy the book. Sounds right up my alley.. Great job.. looking forward to reading more here.

Lilian said...

I've just come across your book blog today, and I am loving it!
I've heard many great things from other books blogs about Julia's Child, and I hope I will win the giveaway!

eclairre said...

id love to win.

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