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Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Baby Plan: A Novel by Kate Rorick

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

In The Lizzie Bennet Diaries creator Kate Rorick’s first adult fiction novel, we enter the wild, bewildering world of modern pregnancies. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shake your head as you wonder where everyone’s sanity went…
  
Meet the mothers…

Nathalie Kneller: Nathalie’s plan: to announce her pregnancy now that she’s finally made it past twelve weeks! But just as she’s about to deliver (so to speak) the big news to her family, her scene-stealing sister barfs all over the Thanksgiving centerpiece. Yup, Lyndi’s pregnant too, swiping the spotlight once more…  

Lyndi Kneller:  Lyndi’s plan: finally get her life together! She’s got a new apartment, new promotion, new boyfriend. What she didn’t count on—a new baby! She can barely afford her rent, much less a state-of-the-art stroller…

Sophia Nunez: Sophia’s plan: Once she gets her daughter Maisey off to college, she’ll finally be able to enjoy life as make-up artist to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and girlfriend to one of rock’s hottest musicians. But after 18 years she discovers the stork is once again on its way…

Now these women are about to jump headlong into the world of modern day pregnancy. It’s a world of over the top gender reveal parties (with tacky cakes and fireworks); where every morsel you eat is scrutinized and discussed; where baby names are crowd-sourced and sonograms are Facebook-shared. And where nothing goes as planned…

my thoughts:

A quick, fun read about the lives of three very different women and their path to motherhood.  Nathalie and Lindy are sisters who never seem to connect, until they both find themselves pregnant at the same time.  Talk about a great bonding experience, right? Joint baby showers, gender reveal parties, and babies who will grow up together - the perfect sister experience.  Except, Nathalie and Lindy are not getting closer; in fact, they are growing further and further apart.  As for Sophia, make-up artist to the stars with a rocker boyfriend to boot, life in LA is about to change in a good way.  Her daughter is heading off to college, which means that Sophia can finally focus on her own life - do what she wants to do.  Hurrah for the empty nest...or so she thinks.  Looks like Sophia's life is definitely about to change, but in a different direction.  She's pregnant and instead of finally being done with child-rearing, she's about to start the process all over again.

Rorick has written a terrifically entertaining story about the motherhood experience - lots of laughs, some sweet moments, and plenty of drama.  I found myself easily immersed in the LA backdrop and enjoyed reading all about the ups and downs of mommy-to-be life. I would happily recommend this book to fans of chick lit - you will LOVE The Baby Plan!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: The Baby Plan
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love books like this from time to time and look forward to this one. Glad to see you enjoyed it so much!

Nadia A said...

Kathy, me too. They just hit the spot sometimes ;) Thanks!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Dot said...

This sounds like a really fun read!

Nadia A said...

Heather, thanks for having me on the tour!

Dot, it really is a fun read :)