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Baby Come Back by Maeve Haran
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Sep 09, 2007

liked it
bookshelves: chick-lit, bc, movie, read-in-2004
Read in October, 2004

Molly and Joe and her little baby son are one happy family. There is only one thing that cloud their happyness: Joe was adopted and still doesn't know who is birth mother is - something that distresses him.

Molly wants to do him a favour and starts searching for this long lost mother - and is succesful. Joe's mother is the famous actress Stella Milton. Surprisingly she is very happy about the reunion with her son after 25 years and claims her place in his life. Something Molly isn't too happy about, 'cause now Joe doesn't have time for his own family anymore.

The story is likable, well written and nice chick-lit. But since I'm a very critic reader there are some (negative) things that took my attention.
* Stella was 24 when she gave Joe away; he is now 25 but she only 47!
* one reason why she gave him away was that she wanted to play a naked Julia - but after a pregnancy every woman (even the skinny ones) has a belly that does not disappear overnight or after only 3 weeks.
* Stellas old name was Amanda Lewis, but her mother's name is Beatrice Manners (so Lewis is not her maiden name) - when Molly meets an Anthony Lewis who knows Amanda she does not make the connection between their last names!! How stupid is that?

Was made into a German TV-movie (didn't watch it as they are usually very 'cheap')

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