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When best friends Samantha Duncan and Ellie Thomas decide to establish The Childfree Society Club, their intent is that it would serve as a social group through which happily childfree women, like themselves, could connect. What they could not have imagined is that it would also become for its members a central support system from which lifelong friendships would bloom.


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Published December 1st 2018 by Jaclyn Jaeger
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Cindy Roesel
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
New government figures reveal the US birth rate is at a 32-year low. "The majority finding is that fertility rates are reaching record lows," according to the CDC. This fact is interesting and timely in light of a new novel by Jaclyn Jaeger title, THE CHILDFREE SOCIETY CLUB.
"There are two types of women who walk this earth: those who want children, and those who dont." The Childfree Society Club
In Jaclyn Jaeger's new novel, THE CHILDFREE SOCIETY CLUB Samantha, Sabrina, Ellie, Hannah and Maddie
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Sue
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I resisted this novel because Im not part of the happily childfree gang. I wanted kids and feel bad about not having them, but the author requesting that I review it on my Childless by Marriage blog insisted it would be all right because one of the characters is dealing with infertility. Well, okay. Actually, theres plenty of anguishing about the baby or no baby decision in this story that begins with two 30-ish women deciding to form a childfree womens club because their other friends are so ...more
Romi || Romi Reads
Already as a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a mother when I grew up. It's still my biggest dream to become a mom of at least two kids. Although this might seem like a normal dream to lots of women, there are also women who don't think that children fit into their lives. And that's okay! What's not okay is all the people trying to convince these women otherwise. Like they don't make decent human beings if they don't have children. Like they live a less fulfilling life than the women who ...more
Sandra Lopez
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
"There are two types of women who walk this earth: those who want children, and those who dont."

"but there came a point when [the] decision to remain childfree began to cause cracks in even [the] closest friendships, eventually creating a rift so wide that the divide has become impossible to cross."

This complex novel introduces four women in different stages of their lives.

The writing follows a literary prose, a style so deep and movingit's almost poetic. Story was so saturated with human
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Miriam Verheyden
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you're a woman who doesn't want to have kids, you have to read this book. It follows the journeys of 5 different women who find each other through The Childfree Society Club, a social club for childfree women.
The book perfectly captures the judgement, criticism and thoughtless remarks you will encountered when you decide not to have a baby in a baby-obsessed world. Every one of the 5 protagonists has to find their own way to deal with the expectations and pressures from family, spouses, and
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Jen
Jun 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Woof.

I wanted to like this book but it is so poorly written! Grammatical errors and typos all over the place. Terrible dialogue, immature, flat characters with tunnel vision, and kind of flippant-bordering-on-offensive choices made by the author regarding a gay character.
Sara
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
It can feel at times that there is deep division between women who want to have children, and women who choose not to. Having children of my own, I was intrigued and curious by the premise of this story, wondering what sort of viewpoints and elements Id find in The Childfree Society Club.

The novel focuses on the individual stories of five women: Samantha, Ellie, Sabrina, and Maddie, who have all chosen not to have children for a variety of reasons- careers, lifestyles, personal decisions and
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Gn
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!!! It was a real page turner and I didn't want to put it down. Each chapter is another character's perspective and they are all diverse and well developed women. I felt like I wanted to be friends with all of them.

Definitely recommending this for my young mom's book club. Maybe if we had read it sooner I would have been more sensitive to other people's views on having children and we wouldn't have lost so many members by boring them with pregnancy stories. It has definitely
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Jaclyn Jaeger was born and raised in the North Shore of Massachusetts. She is a wife, proud step-mom to an amazing teen-aged daughter, an aunt to five awesome nieces and nephews, and a dog mom to a boxer named Brutus. With journalism degrees from St. Josephs College of Maine and Emerson College, she is a business journalist by day, but her real passion is and will always be with writing novels. ...more

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