Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Three Girls and a Baby

by: Rachel Schurig

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords

Ginny McKensie's life is spiraling out of control.

Finished with college, she should have been planning her wedding. After all, Ginny and Josh were made for each other—everyone said so. Except the love of her life didn't agree.

Now Ginny is back in her hometown, unwillingly single, and stuck in a dead-end job. When she discovers she's pregnant, Ginny is convinced her life is ending. Instead of planning a future with Josh, she's learning the truth about morning sickness, juggling bills, and seeing just how far designer jeans can stretch.

Her life-plan never included dating again (not even with her too-hot new boss), or being a single mother at 23. Now, with the help of her best friends, Annie and Jen, Ginny must try to re-imagine—and rebuild—a life she never wanted.

The cover is so colorful and well drawn that it looks like it will be a fun story. In fact the cover is the reason I couldn't wait to read this one.

The author lives in the metro-Detroit area, and the story takes place there. It was great to see all the references to Royal Oak and Ferndale. Places I've at least heard of and been to before.

The descriptions and dialogue were all top notch. The characters are so well developed, you just love the three girls, Ginny is the central character here. She rooms with her best friends Jen and Annie. Jen is very organized and a great cook. Annie is more wild and an actress. Ginny is unsure of the direction of her life, working as a Nanny when she discovers she is pregnant. Having broken up with Josh, the boyfriend, she is terrified.

The way the author goes into Ginny's feelings really puts you there. Your stomach clenches with the humiliation at what she had done. With the fear of losing her job, the joy at finding her dream job. Ginny really grows in the year of this story. Through her pregnancy, which at times seemed unreal, and after giving birth to Danny and learning to be a mom. And she's a great mom.

I was tensed up when the doctors asked if she wanted a circumcision for Danny and I heaved a heavy sigh of relief when she consulted her friends and finally refused it. I'm just personally against it, and refused it for both the boys.

It's a great story and I can't wait to read the next installment Three Girls and a Wedding, which is told from Jen's perspective. And that makes me think there will be one from Annie's as well. YEAH! I hope Rachel Schurig will let me review them as well.

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