Fixated with fertility rituals and medical advice, Julia is determined to conceive with her uninterested boyfriend; she hopes that the arrival of new life will save their relationship. Samantha, happily married and eager for the perfect family, finds that her new baby brings nothing but exhaustion, frustration, and discord; will an affair help? Maeve is a brassy career girl with a no-holds-barred night life; an unexpected pregnancy leads her to equally unexpected conclusions.
In this funny and joyful book, the question of maternity leads each of these three women to enlightenment and her own happy ending.
©2003 Jane Green; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
This was a fun book but it also had good characters. I liked hearing the points of view from the women on children,men & life. It made me laugh & made me think. It was a good read, with a great ending!!
After reading most of Jane Green's books I have noticed a distinct difference between her older book and her newer ones. I can't put my finger on it to describe it. I suppose her writing has simply matured. I enjoyed this book, the story line was good, the performance good too. If you like her other books you will like this one too.
Although I was a little disappointed in the end due to the predictability, it was overall a great book. I couldn't stop listening.
Three woman, three stories involving the same subject: motherhood
Julia desperately tries to get pregnant only to find out that her long-time relationship is coming to an end; Mauve's baby is unplanned but brings along the right man and Sam has the perfect baby and husband and is down in the dumps nevertheless.
The three characters are only loosely intertwined, so it's basically three stories in one book, each covering a different aspect of motherhood.
Interesting story - good narrator, easy to follow.
I don't know if it is just me or just my opinion but I hated the first and third characters and their stupidity. I guess, though, that that is what makes them real. I Love Jane Green and I always relate to the stories but I guess, in this case, I related more to Maeve than Julia or Sam.
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