Monday, December 19, 2016

Days Like These
by Sue Margolis

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Recently widowed, Judy Schofield jumps at the chance to look after her two grandchildren for six weeks, while their parents are out of the country. After all, she’s already raised one set of children—and quite successfully, if she may say so herself. But all it takes is a few days of private school functions, helicopter parents, video games, and never-ending Frozen sing-a-longs for Judy to feel she’s in over her head.
 
As weeks become months, Judy feels more and more like an outsider among all the young mothers with their parenting theories du jour, especially when she gets on the wrong side of the school’s snooty alpha mom. But finding a friend in another grandmother—and a man who takes her mind off all the stress—almost make it worthwhile. She just needs to take it one food allergy, one incomprehensible homework assignment, and one major meltdown at a time...



Kritters Thoughts:  Judy has recently lost her husband and her daughter has come to her needing to go away for her job and needs childcare for a bit.  Judy is up to the task to fill her home with some noise and her life with some new things.

I am not a mom and don't always love the crazy mommy books, but this one seemed different seeing it through the eyes of a grandparent.  I loved hearing how disciplining as a grandparent is completely different than a parent.  

I also loved reading about how much not only did Judy give to her grandchildren but at the end of their time together how much they added to her life.  I would almost say that it was a good distraction that also allowed Judy to start moving forward after a hard loss in her life.

I really enjoyed this one.  I would definitely pass this book onto mothers and grandmothers, maybe to read together!  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2016 Challenge: 35 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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