City Mouse by Stacey Lender

Summer is almost here.  Are you looking for a new book to devour by the pool, on the beach or by the lake? 

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No matter what your summer destination is or isn’t this year Stacey Lender’s debut novel, CITY MOUSE is a guilty pleasure read with depth and heart that is sure to spark conversation and is perfect for summer reading.  Why?

City Mouse Offers Vulnerability, Wit & Laughs

The hook is all in the question that every one of us has often asked ourselves.  Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence?  This is exactly what happens to the main character, Jessica, as she and her husband and two little kids find themselves getting squeezed out of their NYC space that they are renting.  Unable to find what they want or can afford in the city they realize they might have to start looking elsewhere. After a visit to old friends in the ‘burbs, the allure of greener grasses, pools, deluxe grills and wide open spaces definitely draws Jessica and her family in.  And if they buy into this new life is that having it all? It sure sounds like it might be.

City Mouse gives readers a funny, sometimes scathing look into suburbia and all the thorny secrets that can often hide behind well-decorated walls and manicured lawns.  It also offers a dose of reality when it comes to making new friends as an adult and finding out what works for you and your family. It’s a great read to kick off the summer and one that will leave you thinking even after its final chapter ends.

city mouse giveaway bag

I’m giving away a copy of CITY MOUSE (available everywhere June 6, 2017) along with a few goodies to help you kick off your summer right. You don’t want to miss it!

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What else is included in the CITY MOUSE giveaway?  

  1. Light Green Mesh Tote to carry all your winnings and summer necessities.
  2. Summer Stripes 100% Cotton Beach Towel
  3. Burt’s Bees Coconut & Pear Lip Balm
  4. The Seaweed Bath Co. Hydrating Seaweed Bath with argan oil, sea salt and kukui oil.
  5. SpaLife Hydrating Natural Extract Red Apple Facial Mask & Ph Balancing Pineapple Facial Mask
  6. Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel for face and body
  7. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face with SPF 30 with a breathable formula that leaves skin soft and hydrated for 12 hours.
  8. NEW Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport with SPF 50 ultra light formula sprays on smooth for water and sweat resistance for up to 80 minutes.  Non-greasy, fast absorbing and UVA & UVB protection too.
  9. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless C-Spray goes on clear and offers 12 hours of moisturizing that is lightweight and soft.  Available in SPF 15 and SPF 30.


  1. Mindy DeLisi says

    I’m excited about lots of things, being on vacation with Hubby, both my sons birthdays, my 35th Birthday also! Spending time with family and relaxing!

  2. Dana Marie Germain says

    I’m excited to go look for seashells with my kids along the shores

  3. Diana Thompson says

    I am going to the beach in California for the weekend. I will be playing there with three kids 10 to 14 in age.

  4. says

    I am excited about going on a few road trips, seeing old friends and making new ones. I am also excited about some home repairs we are doing.

  5. Emily Smith says

    We are going to Santa Cruz right after school gets out. I went there when I was about 7 or 8, but this will be my husband and our three boys first time there. I’m so excited!

  6. Danielle Bell says

    I am most excited to spend it with my kids, and watch them grow and experience new things

  7. melissa craig says

    I am so looking forward to spending some time on the beach of lake Michigan

  8. kelly woods says

    I am excited about going to the beach with my family. It is about making memories and having fun <3

  9. says

    Well, I normally take a week off of work in July so I can spend a real bit of stay-cation with my kids. My kids go to daycare when school is out. Not much fun but, gotta do what I gotta do to keep a roof over our heads.

  10. Amber Bourland says

    After 2 years of planning, my husband and I will be going camping at least 2 weekends this summer. Our plans got derailed last year when I suffered a mild stroke, and I was busy trying to recover. It’s funny how such a little thing as a weekend in a tent can be so exciting!