Ms. Green completely gets what it is like to long for a child while others come by it so easily. It's rare that someone "gets" what it is like to struggle with infertility. This is a great book for all those venturing into the world of trying to conceive, and those with kids of their own.
A fun story, although a bit long. The first part dragged for me, but section 2 and 3 moved a bit more. Overall, an enjoyable book.
A delightful book, funny and well-written, that rings with truth. Now I am going to order every single book by Jane Green
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book because it seems a little fluffy but is has more depth and plot then I thought. Great read!
Great story about 3 women having the issues that normal women have. Very easy read, I enjoyed it thoroughly.
amusing story, but a little on the crude side. Not the greatest, but certainly not the worst!
I really enjoyed this book! It's about three different women with different views on motherhood. One is pregnant, one is trying to get pregnant, and the other doesn't want children. This book is very unpredictable and hard to put down.
easy reading chick lit. I enjoyed it and am anxious to read more by Green.
Loved it. Jane Green is wonderful. This book is about women at different stages of their lives and not sure what they want for their futures.
I will admit that as I read the first part of the book I was starting to feel like it might be totally predictable and a little bit boring, but once I got to the second and third parts, I was surprised at how unpredictable it actually is. I absolutely LOVED this book. It's a great story about life and how the best laid plans go awry but can turn out to be the best thing. Another wonderful story by Jane Green.
A wonderful story about life. Sometimes what you think you need, you don't. What you think you don't need you do! Life throws things at you and your left to deal with them. This story mingles with several women, their lives all intersect, and yet are separate. Babies, Husbands, and New York Oh my! I had fun with this one,though it did take me a little bit to get into it. But if you sit down, by chapter three you do really want to know what's going to happen. The characters are likeable and engaging.
i love jane green and this is one of my favorites!
This book was so fun! I really enjoyed all the characters and the plot! Highly recommend it!
Never read this author before and since then I have read all her books.. I think this is one of her better ones but they all are good. Awesome reading book that makes you not want to put it down.
With Babyville, Jane Green confirms her position as one of the sharpist, funniest observers of modern life and romance. I am a Jane Green fan and read all of her books. This one was another great book of hers.
Jane Green is one of the queens of chick lit!
Another great Jane Green book!!!
This was one of those books that I just couldn't put down and read in a few sittings. Definitely a girlie book. Simple plot about several young women from the London area. I'm not going to summarize the plot here because that would ruin the book. Needless to say it's the perfect beach/long flight/rainy weekend read. Well written but not too deep. Imagine Sex and the City characters dealing with pregnancy and motherhood.
I thought this book was great, although the beginning started a bit slower than any other Jane Green novels I've read. But in true Jane Green form, it quickly turned into a book that I just did not want to put down. I was a bit let down at the end. I wanted more....a sequel....something!! But that's probably just because I thought it was so good I didn't want it to end!
If you like Jane Green, I'd definitely recommend you read it!
Julia thinks a baby is the answer to her stale relationship with Mark, but does she want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend? Maeve is commitment phobic but can a unexpected pregnancy change that? Samantha is a perfect June Cleaver mother, but what happens when motherhood stress leads to contemplating an affair?
I loved this book and could not put it down!
This is the first Jane Green novel I've read, but I liked it so much that I'm reading a second one!
An okay book. I was expecting more humor.
Bestselling author applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girl's life in this sparkling, sexy tale about the complexities of modern motherly love. By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn't really a story about babies---it's about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside down by that life changing event that hangs over the head of every single girl: motherhood.
Very good book!
This is the second book I read by this author and didn't like it as much as the first. It was ok but it hard to get through. I usually hate putting a book down but not this one.
What can I say? I absolutely LOVE Jane Green's novels. It's great.
fun read, one of jane green's best.
Perfect book for anyone who has been pregnant or trying to be. Good dose of british humour and well written story, about several women and their varying situations. Truthful, fun, easy read, as Jane Green always manages to deliver
Awesome, fun book! This book is such breath of fresh air...I couldn't put it down!
Jane Green does it again! Great book on different perspectives of motherhood and modern relationships.
Green's usual entertainment!
Julia and Sam are best friends who seem be on the path. Sam is pregnant and Julia wants to become pregnant. After months of trying with Mark her in house love, Julia finally decides that she has enough with Mark, getting pregnant,and London. Enter Maeve, she ends up with both and Julia's job and though a one night stand pregnant with Mark's child. Sam has had her child George, but a case post-partum, and Sam begins to believe that she doesn't love her husband and may have affair.
This was pretty good book, that deal with real problems that couples face each day. While, I enjoyed the book, I didn't really like the way that the book was set-up. Overall, "Babyville" by Jane Green was a decent book
Thr story about three women and "modern motherhood". Light and enjoyable read.
Loved it! This is a fun easy read!
Set primarily in London, the novel is peppered with British idioms that only a native can read convincingly. Somerville depicts Julia, Maeve, and Sam with distinct accents, although occasionally she seems to forget who pronounces "Julia" as "Juler." As the women ride the emotional roller coasters of possible infertility, unplanned pregnancy, and life with a newborn, Somerville characterizes their feelings with delightful vocal expressions of woe, joy, doubt, and wonder. Both humorous and tender, the print version is likely to be a good beach read
Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Will a trip to New York City with a jet-setting friendand all the glittering energy and eligible men the city bringshelp her discover what she really needs?
Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases and breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected.And then theres Samanthahappily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaveresque mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friends incredibly sexy husband the answer?
By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isnt really a story about babiesits about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside-down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every girl: motherhood.
Not bad. I'm not much of a chick lit reader, but I did enjoy the story and finished the book in two sittings. I enjoyed Maeve's story much more than I did Julia's and Sam's. I think that was because I liked the character of Maeve as a person more than I did the other two, but the stories all tied together in the end and everyone lived happily ever after.
Jane Green is one of the best chick lit authors I've discovered so far! Hysterical!
Good, once you get into it. The first section "Julia" was a bit slow in my opinion but other two sections "Maeve" and "Sam" were great. So, get through that first section [but don't skip it because you need the back story]before you decide to stop reading. It really is good once you get past that. :)
Really cute chick-lit about three thirty-something friends who are each dealing with babies (or lack thereof): Julia is desperately trying to conceive with her not-so-excited boyfriend, Maeve is delightfully single when an unexpected pregnancy throws her world into chaos, and Sam is dealing with a new baby and finding herself attracted to someone else besides her husband.
Nice way that the author intertwines the characters' lives. Lovely, fun read!
jane Green is perhaps one of my favorite authors at the time. i am in a phase where I like the easy comedy reads that I can relate to. These books keep me laughing and make it hard to put them down. The characters in Babyville are so real and you can sympathize with their struggles through Green's humor.
I enjoyed this book a good deal, and I'm not a mom! It's typical Jane Green--easy to read and an enjoyable story, but nothing that will change your life.
Well-written account of the way pregnancy (or lack thereof) affects different people. Not an intellectual read, but fun.
Funny - I enjoyed the intertwined stories.
Another good one by Jane Green. Easy read. Tells the story of 3 different women.
Julia, a sucessful TV producer who appears to have the picture perfect life. But beneath the surface things are not quite as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship - julia thinks a baby is the answer
Maeve, is allergic to commitment. A high powered career girl she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases. But when her no-strings-attached nitelife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected.
Samantha is happily married eager to be the perfect June Cleaver mother but baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds and marital strife to her once tidy life.
"With Babyville, Jane Green confirms her position as one of the sharpest funniest observers of modern life and romance." Waterstone's Quarterly
This book is a very good brit chick lit read. Three main characters each deal with career/pregnancy/motherhood in very different ways.....different even from what they would have bet their paychecks on.....one is pregnant, one can\'t get pregnant, and the other is \"allergic\" to any type of commitment...from anybody.....You will love this hardback book.
I love Jane Green's books! This was not her best, but I'm glad I finished it.
Quick read! Not my favorite of the chick lit books.
Its a cute romantic book great for girls who are pregnant or trying to get there.
Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thins a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leadds to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction ay be just as unexpected . . .And then there's Samantha -- happily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaver mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friend's incredibly sexy husband the answer?
With Babyville, bestselling author Jane Green applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girl's life in the sparkling, sexy tale aboue the complexiities of modern motherly love. By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn't really a story about babies --it's about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside down by that life-changing even that hangs over the head of every single girl: motherhood.
Summary from back cover...Babyville isn't really a story about babies - it is about 3 friends who lives are suddenly turned upside down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every single girl - motherhood.
Do they want a baby ? A couple wants a baby because they think it will fix their relationship. She goes off to explore and think. In the mean time,back on the home front he meets her work replacement and the next think you know a baby . Their relationship blooms along with the babys growth. In the end, a hook up leads to babyville with the right person.