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From Here to Maternity

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Sydney marketing exec Sophie presumed "making sacrifices for your children" meant giving up Bloody Marys and champagne for nine months. When she thought about it, that is.... But then two blue lines appear on her pregnancy test. How does a baby fit in with a hectic job, a chaotic social life, and the absence of Max, the Y chromosome in the equation, who has moved to San Fr ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 2004 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jun 25, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
Yay, an Australian book! Chicklit in Australia is so few and far between. And now that I am here, I can like actually sort of picture where everything is. There really needs to be more of it. (Well, the story I am sort of writing takes place partly in Aus, so who knows!!!) Anyway, Girl gets knocked up by her longtime boyfriend but he doesn't want kids, so they break up and he goes to America to work. She gets support from her group of friends, but doesn't really want to go back to work after she ...more
Aug 14, 2007 Bree rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, 2000-2005
This book was pretty good...I was expecting something totally different though. I thought it would be a funny book about being pregnant (ie "maternity"), but it completely skipped that part (with a flashback scene to the birth later) and was more about her life with a baby. Which was OK, just not what I expected. Anyway, I liked the characters in the book, and saw a lot of things coming way before they happened, though there were quite a few surprises. Anyway, a pretty good read.
Feb 22, 2009 Ellenjsmellen rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, chick-lit
This book was cute, but ok. When Sophie and her boyfriend break up because he's moving to San Francisco from Australia & isn't ready to commit, she finds out that she's pregnant. In the meanwhile, she has a baby and her good friend talks her into making baby books to sell through department stores. It doesn't talk about how she's surviving on her own without a job. Maybe Australia gives a year's maternity pay. Who knows, plus she comes up with the money for a baby book venture.
May 03, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
I just finished this book. It took two 1 1/2 days. It's a comedy about a single woman who just got out iof a two year relationship just to find out she is pregnant. Her ex has moved to San Francisco (she in Sydney) and wants no relationship or baby. She is doing it all on her own with a lil help from her friends. Easy good read.
Mar 04, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
A good book to tear through (I finished it in just 3 days) when you want a break from heavier reading. I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh and often humorous plot and appreciated the fact that it was fast paced and never seemed to hit an uneventful lull.
All in all a great 'chick lit' read about motherhood, friendship, business, relationships and the unconventional way we see them all now.
These days, all I ask for in a chick book is that it end happily, not be lame or poorly written. The happiness of the ending is not fully settled, and of course there's some suspension of disbelief here and there, but overall, this clears the bar.
Jan 26, 2010 Suzanne rated it liked it
Set in Australia the story had many interesting background notes. The characters were a little superficial and the writing stilted. It was entertaining and somewhat humerous.
Jul 31, 2009 Christy rated it it was amazing
I read this last month, it's hilarious. I recommend it for any expectant moms, single moms or new moms.
Jun 13, 2007 Charity rated it liked it
Interesting book, but I got a little caught up with the Australian dialects and spellings. Ending wasn't what I thought it could have been.
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easy, fun read. the ending seemed kind of rushed, but other than that, a good girl read.
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