Saturday, January 30, 2010

Table of Contents: The Bright Side of Disaster

Author: Katherine Center
Publisher/Year: Ballantine Books, 2008
Synopsis: Jenny Harris is nesting in her Houston home with her fiance, Dean, awaiting the birth of their child, to be followed by their wedding. But Dean grows more distant, especially after a coworker dies in a plane crash, and Jenny ends up becoming a single mother. Determined to take good care of her child, she tries to forget about Dean, relegating him to the past. Coping with a baby takes all Jenny's time, so when her perfect single neighbor takes an interest, Jenny is flattered but exhausted. Then, when she finally decides to take a chance and get to know him, Dean comes back into her life.

What Others Have To Say:

Dallas Morning News
"This story of a youthful-but-optimistic single mom rings bittersweet and utterly authentic."

"Center paints an accurate and humorous view of motherhood from the physical changes to lack of sleep and exhaustion, as well as the changes in friendships and feelings about men."

The Calgary Herald
"It describes graphically, but humorously, the gritty details of giving birth, breastfeeding and everything that goes along with it."

Read Chapter One.

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