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3 Hour Dad: Reading Is Believing

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  20 reviews
What would you do if you were suddenly told you were going to be a mum or dad without any notice? How would you react? What thoughts would go through your head? You haven't prepared to be a parent, you've not made any arrangements and nobody in your family is aware.

Now imagine that not even the mum-to-be knew that she had been hiding a little person inside her tummy the e
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Published March 7th 2018
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Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recently finished a children's book where the protagonists was having an issue with the new arrival ( sibling) and I thought it would good to follow that up with this read by a 3 hour dad.

Many of us are aware of the time that is spent preplanning before a new arrival. I mean, even if we don't have children ourselves, we have only to go to social media to see all the post of proud parents to be. But can you imagine being a parent to a concealed birth?

YIKES! When life is going well it seems thin
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a shocking yet, a heart warming story.
At first I did not understand what to expect. But while reading, I felt that I was a part of the story. The story as mentioned in the synopsis, unfolds about a young couple, Adam and Lyndsay happily staying together. When they least expect Lyndsay is admitted to the hospital with a severe back pain and within in three hours she gives birth to a beautiful baby daughter.
The shock, love and mixed emotions runs through Adam and the other members of the fa
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an author's request. He contacted me via this blog and asked to review this book.

At first, I wasn't sure what to make of the title of this book. Three-hour dad. What does that even mean? Does that mean being a dad for just three hours. That does not sound good to me.

As it turned out, Three-hour Dad means the author, being the dad referred to in the title, only found out he was going to be a dad three hours before his wife gave birth. Yes, they didn't realize that his wife was in labor u
Marica (The Book Chick)
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
You can read more of my reviews at my blog The Book Chick.

Adam contacted me and offered to give me his book for free, against an honest review. I do not take on many authors and try to choose well between all the request I receive each day. And this is the first time I received a true story I wanted to read. And such a sweet story it is. It's short, funny and cute. Perfect book to brake of with between two more heavy books.

This nonfiction is about Adam and his most confusing three hours of his l
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I’d call this an adventure story. Anyone who has become a parent knows the extremes in emotion you go through, from joy to panic, and that’s assuming you both intended for this to happen and had time to prepare. But imagine you’re a couple who wasn’t planning on having a child right now and thought you were doing everything to prevent it. Imagine that the woman doesn’t realize she’s pregnant. Obviously, she can’t tell her boyfriend. But once she goes into labor, someone is going to figure out wh ...more
Dax Munro
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The idea that you can be a father with as little as three hours notice fascinated me from the moment I read the blurb. It just proves how mysterious and incredible the human body (particularly the female body) is.

From page one, you can feel the tension gradually building. A nostalgic husband, content with life, discovers his wife has been rushed into hospital after staying at her mother’s home.

The author’s shock transferred straight into his writing-
‘I remember the final walk to the delivery roo
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a short, sweet and very conversational story. I enjoyed the narrative, and the informal nature of the writing made it feel like I was sitting around with a group of friends listening to one of then retelling the story with re-enactments, sound effects, moments of wonder, disbelief and awe. There were a few grammatical errors but again, this is conversational, thus those errors actually add character to, rather than detracting from, the story.

This was fun and quick to read. Though only a
Sarah Anne Carter
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Lyndsay wasn’t just my girlfriend now; she was the host of our baby.”

Some days change your life so completely that you never forget them. For Adam, his day was when he got a call that his girlfriend was in the hospital – about to deliver a baby. Neither of them had any idea that she was pregnant. They had about three hours to wrap their heads around the idea of being parents before a little girl entered their world. Three Hour Dad: Reading is Believingis Adam’s account of their quick journey to
Grace J Reviewerlady
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a true story, an uplifting read which conveys the shock, panic, astonishment and pure joy of an unexpected new arrival.

Adam likes his life the way it is; he has space and time to enjoy his hobbies and pastimes. He is definitely a 'lad'; his girlfriend is on the point of moving in with him and life is good. They have the time and money to spend enjoying their lives, packing in activities and holidays as the notion takes them. So a surprise phone call from his mother-in-law to be telling h
Kathleen Garber
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I don’t normally read very many e-books, especially short stories but when the author contacted me about the book I just had to read it because WOW! I’ve seen the TV shows, “I didn’t know I was pregnant” and they are so shocking. Now we get to see it from the dad’s point of view. It was a nice change to read about pregnancy and birth from a dad, especially in these circumstances.

The author brings you through his thought pattern as he learns his wife is not just pregnant but GIVING BIRTH through
Hemant Singh
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

What happens when fatherhood is thrown in your face? Well! You become a reluctant dad. And that, my friends, might as well be the title of this book.

This is a bite-size novella that you can swallow whole. Short and sweet. I got so engrossed that I missed taking review notes and had to read it all over again. And did it with joy.

Relatable humor all thru the book. It is a coming-of-age story of a 29-year-old boy becoming a man, blatantly skipping many pertinent steps. The man found it funny and de
Karen Cole
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adam's life changed beyond all comprehension when his girlfriend's mum phoned him in the night to tell him his girlfriend was in hospital having their baby. Just a few hours earlier his thoughts had been consumed by a eBay auction as he successfully bid on a vintage Star Wars figure, without the faintest idea that he was shortly about to become a father. Most of us who are parents have months to become used to the idea but Adam and Lyndsey had just a few hours. Only the weekend before they'd bee ...more
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What a wonderful true story! This is a short book but it is delightful. The author and narrator is Adam and he got a phone call one night that his girlfriend was in the hospital...having a baby! Neither one of them had any clue that she was pregnant and she was in denial that she was even in labor. Of course, once she was pushing she had to accept their new real
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May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Adam T Hourlution!

This was a quick and fun read! It is a humorous retelling of how the author became a dad to a baby him and his partner didn’t know they were going to have. It is great that the author found humour in such a shocking and somewhat traumatic situation.

The author is such a great storyteller. He writes with honesty and personality. It is a refreshing read as well, taking you on his fast-paced emotiona
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Generally I am not a reader of books be it long or short stories.
I stumbled upon this and as it was a relatively short story decided to take the plunge.
Informative and quite emotional in parts but hard to believe this could happen - it obviously did.
As you get to the end and link all the factors together you do feel that fate is a spooky thing.
5 stars
Verifed Amazon purchase -for some reason wouldn't let me post there.
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having been pregnant, a story of anyone who can find themselves in surprise labour - WITHOUT EVER KNOWING THEY WERE PREGNANT! - is just fascinating to me. This little memoir gives us a dad's perspective on this extraordinary situation.
Deborah Thomas
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was very well written and kept the reader interested all the way through - it's also very funny - thoroughly e noted reading it and didn't want it to end

this book was very well written and kept the reader i interested all that through - it's also very funny - thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and didn't want it to end
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May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this book and it's an adorable but very quick read!

It takes you through the rapid change from fun-loving, innocent, twenty-something who is more interested in completing his Star Wars figure collection than saving money for the future all the way to a brand new dad with the overwhelming responsibility it brings.

The author takes the reader through everything he was feeling, right from the first phone call in the middle of the night telling him to get to the labour ward fast
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May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received 3 Hour Dad by Adam T Hourlution in exchange for an honest review. I have given this short, non-fiction story four out of five stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐This fast-paced, truthful and comedic story filled me with gasps, laughs, joy and happiness of new beginnings.I read this book in just under an hour and thoroughly enjoyed the content written by Hourlution. Such an unbelievably, surprising story which I really enjoyed reading from Adam's perspective about his girlfriend giving birth and the journey th ...more
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