Babies in Waiting by Rosie Fiore (Quercus)
Louise, Toni and Gemma are all pregnant, but their circumstances are very different. While 18-year-old Gemma planned her pregnancy, married career woman Louise is taken by surprise, while Toni is facing the challenge of declining fertility before she quite feels ready to start a family.
Making choices about their future and that of their unborn children, the three women find common ground – but also many areas of stress and disharmony.
As many women find, friendships and relationships with romantic partners can sometimes become very strained as the huge, life-changing reality of pregnancy dawns.
Rosie Fiore creates three distinct, interesting women, who as the reader you instantly believe in and want the best for.
Their faults make them all the more human, and I came away hoping for a sequel that would give me a glimpse of how they would cope with their children growing up.
The emotional journey of pregnancy has many high points, but it’s in the tricky, unexpected low points that this light, enjoyable read hits a deep emotional chord.
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