The Baby Planner by Josie Brown
Katie is married to Alex. From the outside looking in, it appears they have a good marriage. And for the most part, this is true. What will make their marriage better for Katie is a baby. Unfortunately Alex doesn't feel the same. Katie is Alex's second wife. He has a son, Peter, with his ex-wife Willemina. Willemina has shut Alex out of Peter's life and as a result Alex has no desire to have any more children.
Babies are the world to Katie. On her 37th birthday, the desire to have a baby is even stronger. It doesn't help matters when she learns her younger sister is pregnant with her second child during her birthday celebration. She attempts to talk to Alex again about starting a family, but as usual he puts her off.
Then an interesting twist happens. Katie loses her job due to budget cuts and begins assisting her sister with planning for her baby. Soon Katie finds herself in a new career: the baby planner.
The Baby Planner is a quick chick lit read dealing with a serious subject matter. Katie is a likable character although the reader may not support all of her decisions. She desperately wants a baby with Alex and as a result makes emotional choices. The Baby Planner is a look into what makes a family. Recommended.
Pub. Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Gallery Books (A Division of Simon & Schuster)
Genre: Chick Lit
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher as a participant of the blog tour. Receiving a free copy did not influence my review in any way.