Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo

4 Star

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. 

Kathryn - 4 Star

Julia's Child is an interesting story of one mother’s determination to create healthy, organic snacks and meal for her kids and the challenges she meets in trying to juggle a new business and raising her own boys.
I found the novel interesting from a business perspective and enjoyed the strength of that part of the storyline.  I thought that the way Pinneo describes Julia’s company, her employee and their struggles to decide where and how they can grow their business was really well thought out and had a great flow to it.
I was a little disappointed though with the fact that her kids and husband really did get left out of the plot quite a lot. I would guess that this is probably realistic for someone starting a new business but it was a bit harder for me to relate to Julia as a mother - towards the end I found that Julia only began to spend time with them when she was obsessively trying to make home-made pizza or healthy Halloween snacks.
I also struggled a bit with the message of healthy food- although I entirely agree with feeding your kids only the best things in principle, I just found that once or twice I was given a bit of a guilt trip about it. I don’t think that this was Pinneo’s intention in the least though and am still happily giving my kids the best things I can do with the time I have. 
Julia's Child should really appeal to many people as like I said the business aspect was fascinating and parents will certainly appreciate the struggle to find the time to do it all.

Thank you to KMSPR for the review and giveaway copy and stop on Julia's Blog Tour! All opinions are our own.
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