Baby Proof

Baby Proof

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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From the author of the smash hits Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes a novel that explores the question: is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love? First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes . . . a baby carriage? Isn't that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all. This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It's about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was - and that there is no possible compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it's about the things we will do - and won't do - for love.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312348649
Branch Call Number: GIFFI
Characteristics: vii, 340 p.


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A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "I enjoyed this book. It was not my favourite Emily Giffin book, but it was still a good read."

Oct 28, 2013

This book was average. I enjoyed reading Something Borrowed and Something Blue more then this one. I still say if you like Emily's novels you should give this one a chance and read it. You won't know you like it until you do.

ARamos123 Sep 17, 2012

I found this book ok. I didn't like this book as much as Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I didn't like the fact that she was complaining in the whole entire book whether she wanted to have kids or not. Trying not to spoil the ending for future readers but I found the ending very disappointing. You would think the ending is predictable but it's actually not. I did like the fact tough that she somewhat connected this book to Something Blue. Ethan and Darcy was mentioned in this book and I was so happy to hear about them. So that was basically the only thing I enjoyed about the book,everything else was a drag on. Two Stars.

Mar 02, 2012

nowhere near as good as Something Borrowed or Something Blue

Feb 11, 2012

Wow. What a great book! I could not put this one down. I found it to be realistic and my heart went out to the main character who basically knew what she wanted and was honest enough to say it.

Sep 21, 2011

I hated this book. Unlike the previous two books in this "series," I found zero redeeming qualities in the main character. She was arrogant and self-centered and I found myself hoping she wouldn't end up happy. And after finishing the book, I found it to be totally pointless and a waste of time.

Apr 15, 2011

This was the first of Emily Giffin's books I've ever read, which goes to say I will be looking into reading the others very soon. I loved it.

Mar 27, 2011

I was surprised to find I didn't like this book at all. The beginning was dry but I kept waiting for it to get better because I loved "Something Blue" and "Heart of the Matter". Maybe it was because it seemed to be aimed at a middle-aged audience rather than teenagers. The plot of the book focuses on a marriage that begins to crumble since the wife has never wanted kids and the husband who used to be on that same page isn't anymore. I'm fifteen, so I couldn't relate to any of this. I didn't make it past page forty and I found it extremely disappointing.

Aug 11, 2010

I liked this book for what it was - an easy, no-brainer, summer read. I didn't read too much into it; however, I was annoyed by a few things, mostly the divorce. I have a hard time believing that a happy, well-matched couple would separate and divorce so quickly and without any attempts at reconciliation or mitigation.

Also, another annoyance is the constant name dropping, which is why I tend to stay away from "chick lit". Her Burberry trench, her Cartier watch, dinner at Babbo, new Manolos, etc. It just gets tired after a while. Not every woman is so caught up in material things and the one character in the novel who seems not to care about labels, Daphne, is labelled as simple and dowdy. Give me a break! It's unbelieveable and shallow.

May 13, 2010

another winner by giffin! :) she's great at exploring relationships and female friendships, all in the same books. this one throws in all sorts of motherhood questions and it raises a lot of challenges that "modern" women are facing. i don't always understand or agree with the main character's decisions, but it was a book I read in one sitting - I was THAT engrossed!

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Oct 25, 2011

this was a pretty good book :)

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