Review: Go On, Girl by Hilary Grossman

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Go On Girl by Hilary GrossmanToday we’d like to give a big shout-out and congratulations to our friend Hilary Grossman on the release of her fourth book “Go On, Girl”. September 10th has always been a tough day for Hilary, it’s the date her Father passed away, 30 years ago today. This year is a bit different for Hilary. Instead of the normal dread of the date, Hilary decided to celebrate the love for her Father by launching and dedicating her fourth book to honor his memory.

Go On, Girl focues on life in the suburbs, life that can be filled with drama, pain, smiles and tears. While many of us grew up in the suburbs, we may not have realized the drama and strife in the lives of those all around us. Hilary always says that there is so much humor in everyday life and believe me, her ability to point it out can make you giggle out loud. As a reluctant PTA Mom, Sydney always has her daughter Amanda’s happiness as a focus of all she does. Sydney and her husband Craig know what they want out of life, or do they? Ultimately they must answer the million dollar quetion, although I should say the million and a half dollar question.

I think we can all identify so easily with the characters in Go On, Girl. We’ve all encountered a Jackie and a Donna and have experienced the friendship, betrayal and circumastances that easily spiral out of control. Some of the most difficult things we experience can, and often does, lead to surprising friendships.

Go On, Girl is a fun read. From the first few pages you can’t help but feel like you’re a part of this wonderful family and you can’t wait to see what happens next. Kudos to Hilary for giving us the Clayton family, friends we’ll remember for a long, long time.

Here is the official blurb about the book:

Executive, wife, and mother of an outgoing first-grader, Sydney Clayton crushes her day-to-day obligations at work but flounders in the cutthroat world of parental politics.

She manages to avoid the local drama until she’s faced with an ultimatum: join the Forest River PTA or risk her daughter becoming a social outcast. Sydney reluctantly becomes treasurer, and takes the recently vacated position of the president’s sidekick. If protecting the children’s freedom of speech, one best friend ban at a time, isn’t complicated enough, Sydney and her husband receive an unexpected offer for their house they don’t think they can refuse.

Embroiled in the deception and manipulation rife among the elementary school moms, Sydney struggles. Should she sell the home she worked so hard to build in a town where betrayal runs rampant? Or should she stay put to avoid the fallout from uprooting her child? As Sydney focuses on what is best for her daughter, and lets go of her judgments, she finds friendship can develop in very unexpected ways.

Warm, witty, and wise, Go On, Girl dramatizes the dilemmas of life in the suburbs and the bonds shared by women. Perfect for fans of Class Mom and I Don’t Know How She Does It.

About Hilary:

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island.

To find out more of what Hilary is up to check out her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor or find her on Twitter https://twitter.com/feelingbeachie

 

 

 

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easyweimaraner
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I love such books were characters are no superstars or actors, models, singers and whatnot… and with being normal people they become to our superstars…

Pat Hatt
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Sounds like a winner. Characters we can all relate to make a great book indeed.

Margaret Elmendorf
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That sure sounds like a great book. I love books like that where the characters take form. You all have a great day.

emma
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Sounds like a fun book and a great way to handle a dreaded day.

Sailor Edgar
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Congratulations to her!

katie Isabella
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katie Isabella

This sounds like just the kind of read I’ve been hankering for.

Comedy Plus
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A down to earth book. You did an excellent job on this review.

Have a fabulous day. scritches to all the kitties. ♥

Lola The Rescued Cat
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This sounds like a book our mom would love to read. We didn’t realize Hillary lives on Long Island!

Pam Jackson
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Congrats to Hilary! And for making this a special day after all the rough ones that came before. I love laughter and I try to make sure I do it daily. My motto…..Laugh Often, Laugh Hard, Laugh Out Loud…..Hoping all the furbabes are doing great.

hilary
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Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Go On, Girl. You have no idea how much your words mean to me. I am so happy you enjoyed the story. Love you all!

Ellen Pilch
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Ellen Pilch

Nice review. It was a good book 🙂

The OP Pack
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The OP Pack

Mom thinks this sounds like a great read!!! Thanks for sharing. And we hope you all have a very good week.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Emma and Buster
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You are lucky. Your human knows a real life writer. Mama dreams of being friends (or being one herself) with a bonafide novel writer.

Jan K
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This sounds like a great book – with a long winter ahead I’ll be needing something good to read!

meowmeowmans
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Great review, pals! And hooray for Hilary. This book sounds like another winner!

The Dash Kitten Crew
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Having people, neighbours even, who you can relate to in a novel makes it that bit more special.

Cathy Keisha
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Concats to Hilary! TW sez this sounds like a great read and wishes she had time for books. I hope she decided to sell the house. That’s what I would have done.

Jans Funny Farm
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Sure hope the book is a winner, especially since it has some emotional tie to her dad.

The Island Cats
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We wish Hilary much success with this new book!

Little Binky and Granny
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That sounds like a good book, Brian. Great review! Extra Pawkisses 🙂 <3

Deziz World
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Great review. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

Three Chatty Cats
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Thanks for the review! I will have to check this book out.