Vacation Review: City Mouse by Stacey Lender

 We are currently smack in the middle of Tropical Storm Cindy while in Gulf Shores, AL – not great for beach time, but great for reading! 

Remember, my vacation reviews don’t have links – you know where to buy books, right?

City Mouse falls perfectly and satisfyingly into the genre I call Mommy Lit – books solidly about and for the moms in the world. It is both an engaging and entertaining story of motherhood and marriage, but also a love letter to New York City and urban life as Jessica and her husband wrestle with the decision of where to live with young children. 

Jessica and Aaron are like so many parents who are desperately trying to do what they feel is best for their family but sometimes end up sacrificing their own sense of self and happiness in the process. And in this case, suburban drama and humor enter the picture as Jessica realizes that the ‘burbs are nowhere near as quiet and boring as she thought they would be! 

I identified so closely with Jessica’s working mom woes and laughed out loud at some of the predicaments she found herself in, but the part that sealed the 4th star for me was the addition of the Hamilton subplot. It is such a timely and smart part of the story and ties in perfectly with Jessica’s job as a Broadway advertising executive. 

Highly recommend this book for all my mom reading friends and especially for those who appreciate NYC and the theater world. I can’t wait to read more from this author!

I received a finished copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes – all opinions are my own. 

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