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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Book Review: The Baby Trail: A Novel By Sinead Moriarty

On stalking the library shelves this book The Baby Trail: A Novel By Sinead Moriarty caught my eye with it's cute cover and the blurb boasted to be a cross between Bridget Jones and Sex and the City.
This book is about a 30 something married couple Emma a make up artist and James a rugby coach trying to have a baby. It takes you through the sex romps and trying every which way to conceive, the depression of not falling pregnant, and onto the tests and poking and prodding that women go through to get pregnant.
I felt this book was very light on and lacked depth. It was only towards the end when the couple were trying IVF that I really felt for them and felt her desperation and his sympathy. What I found strange was that the husband was never tested or expressed that it may be his turn for some tests to see if that would help. This book was all about Emma and her thoughts and feelings about the whole process.
This could have been a much better book if there was some seriousness to it as well. It was all a bit light hearted and fancy free fiction. This is the authors first book so I don't want to be too harsh on her!
I would recommend this book for young women if they are thinking about having a baby it might scare you silly but hopefully it will give you a laugh as well. I give this book 2 stars.
You can read more about the author Sinead Moriarty here

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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1 comment:

  1. Depending on my mood and what else I've been reading I don't mind books which are light hearted and lack depth. But I do know what you mean, just reading your review I can see how differently the book could have been written. You do great reviews Michelle :)


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