September 8, 2011
AUTHOR: WENDY HOLDEN
TITLE: THE WIVES OF BATH
This book falls into one of my new fave genres: "mommy-chick-lit-while-breastfeeding" and for its category it is completely entertaining. It's a book that you can get from the library, read while nursing, put it down and pick it up at your leisure, and just simply enjoy. It's fun. And no, you don't have to think.
The book centers around Amanda (a self-absorbed new mom), her husband Hugo (a real estate agent who is referred to as an estate agent as the book is English which totally freaked me out at first as I kept thinking that it had to do with estates, like when people die but then it didn't so it was fine), Alice ( a new mom who was once a successful NYC lawyer) and her baby daddy Jake (an environmentalist).
Amanda decides that parenting is not for her after she got pregnant and had the baby because it seemed to be in style. Hugo becomes a part-time stay at home dad because of his absentee wife and deals with all the issues that a working mother deals with... Jake and Alice live a crazy "green" life until Alice starts to realize that she is in "eco-prison".
Yes--it's totally predictable (although the author does throw in some curveballs) but it's light and fun... and deals with mommy-issues... so therefore it's a great nursing novel.
Pick it up, settle in with your baby and enjoy.
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