Monday, March 26, 2018

The Baby Plan by Kate Rorick

Happy Monday, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Kate Rorick's The Baby Plan.

Nathalie has been planning for her pregnancy for quite some time. After three years of trying and thirteen weeks in, she's finally ready to announce that she's expecting. But her moment is stolen when her younger sister, Lyndi, barfs into the Thanksgiving cornucopia and steals the spotlight with her own pregnancy announcement. 

Lyndi hadn't planned on becoming pregnant. Nor had she planned to steal her sister's thunder. In fact, Lyndi has just been happily promoted. She has no plan or even any idea what to expect now that she's expecting. 

Sophia is also happy in her career and unexpectedly pregnant. In fact, she thought she was done, having had her own child at eighteen. But now, at 36, she couldn't be happier to be expecting again. But seventeen-year-old Maisey definitely isn't prepared to be an older sister. 

Kate Rorick's latest is a fun romp through the trials and tribulations of pregnancy. All four women's stories collide and intertwine throughout as they navigate the changes in their lives and careers (not to mention the changes to their bodies) as their pregnancies progress. And each has their own hurdles to overcome.

Nathalie's husband has suddenly become distant and more career driven, putting off any discussions about their and the baby's future. Lyndi's haphazard way of stumbling through her own life extends into pregnancy, making her sister almost irrationally irritated. Sophia faces possible health issues as well as worrying about her daughter who's applying to colleges. And Maisey's whole world has basically been turned upside down - not all because of the baby, but the timing definitely isn't ideal.

I absolutely loved these characters! They couldn't be more different in terms of life choices, but pregnancy seems to draw them together. It doesn't hurt that Nathalie is Maisey's teacher! There are other connections as well, little things that draw each of them together as the story progresses and it was fun to see them each grow and find support in one another.

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Kate Rorick and her work you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Kay said...

I read another good review of this book a week or so ago. I think it would suit me at just the right time. Maybe this summer sometime. Thanks for telling us about it!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like such a fun read! My sister is pregnant with her FOURTH son right now so I think she'd love this!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.