"Cast: 1m., 1w. (May be expanded up to 14m., 11w.) Maybe Baby, It's You is a comedy about the search for that most elusive of entities, the soul mate, and told in a series of 11 vignettes that cover ground from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. We take a raucous ride through male-female relationships with two searchers with a laundry list of must-have qualities for a mate that swiftly dwindles down to "warm and breathing" as the only prerequisite; a mild-mannered Midwesterner whose blind date turns out to be the Greek goddess Medea; a film noir couple who realize that their razor-sharp banter is hiding their fear and vulnerability; a gorgeous, charming brain surgeon who is always "Mr. Wrong" due to his penchant for spastic, arrhythmic club dancing; a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary who realize that marriage may not have ended their search for a soul mate; an elderly divorced couple who entertain the fantasy of a reconciliation at their grandson's soccer game; and other would-be and shouldn't-be couples trying to find each other. Maybe Baby, It's You. Or maybe ... it isn't. Simple set. Approximate running time: 90 minutes."--Publisher's website.
Just when you thought you had it all worked out … Best friends Lisa and Felicity think – maybe, just maybe – they finally have everything sorted out in their lives. Lisa is in a happy relationship with her old flame, and busy mum Felicity has managed to reignite the passion with her husband, Pete, after a romantic getaway. But when Lisa walks in on a half-naked woman in her boyfriend’s flat and Felicity is left reeling from a shocking discovery, it becomes clear that life is nothing but full of surprises …
It could be a screenplay—except this is no movie. Film producer Burke Elliot really is snowbound in a remote Montana cabin with his glamorous star. He's here on a mission—to convince Nora Daniels to sign a contract and return with him to Hollywood—and nothing is going to stop him. Not her meddling friends, not the manure-filled snowdrifts, not the lousy cell-phone service. Not even Nora's spit-up-prone bundle of joy. But while he's "making nice with the talent," the radiant actress and the unexpectedly sweet baby are wreaking havoc with his carefully laid plan. Could "the original iceman" be melting just a little?
Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love... Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn't interested in reversing it. Why should he? They've got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm. What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way...? But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don't go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love. ** 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Award Bronze Medalist in Fiction-Drama **
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Health & Fitness
Many people find the road to having a family is not the smooth one they always expected. Whether there is an unforeseen physical problem, the lack of a suitable partner, or no problem that can be diagnosed, many people wind up seeking help. Pamphlets and brochures are handed out, but there is also a whole world of emotions and decisions to be worked through by all those involved, and this book explores that aspect of this complex process. From coming to terms with not being able to provide your partner with a child that belongs to just the two of you, or cultural resistance to the idea of IVF or donors, to the growing numbers of single women and same-sex couples who wish to become parents every bit as much as heterosexual couples, this book looks into the range of options and emotions to be thought about, with the long-term good of the hoped-for child always at front of mind. The author, who went through her own infertility trauma, later worked as a counsellor at a fertility clinic for almost 20 years, and has talked to many people in many different circumstances, shares a wide range of experiences in these pages. There are case studies throughout, and each chapter ends with two practical bullet lists: Things to Think About; and Things That Might Help.
Uber-organized Polly Malone leaves nothing to chance. Running her web design company on a shoestring, she's determined to make it a success. Her career plan doesn't include a man or a family. When she's approached by a stranger with an unusual request, she hasn't the heart - or the bank balance - to refuse. Sexy, wealthy, top London games entrepreneur Julian Ripley is battling for control of the company he built and picking up the pieces of his post-divorce life. But his sister makes a plea he can't refuse. When Polly and Julian meet in a dusty post office, feelings spark to life, but each harbors a secret - one that both binds and repels. Caught between family and commitments, can their love survive or is it inconceivable? Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
The Glides of Fort Cloud, Wisconsin, are a Spectacularly Dysfunctional Family. Rusty and Judy did the best they could when raising their three children, yet nothing turned out the way they planned. The Glide parents have just about resigned themselves to the fact that their kids will never live up to their expectations -- when a ray of hope comes in the form of a new baby. Judy's heart soars as Gretchen announces that she and her disturbingly hirsute boyfriend, Ray, are expecting their first child. But it soon becomes clear that Gretchen proposes to raise her child in her own way, absent any indication of its sex: no pink or blue nursery, no baby dolls or trucks, no -- to Judy's horror -- traditional male or female names. In order to be a part of their grandchild's life, Rusty and Judy must first come to terms with their daughter -- and to do that, they must look at themselves and their family with new eyes. Written with daring and humor and with the confidence of a seasoned novelist, Tenaya Darlington's debut is a funny, heartwarming, and insightful look at the real meaning of family.
The honest, entertaining and brilliantly relatable Sunday Times bestseller. Kate Lawler has never been maternal. And yet here she is: mother to Noa, after years of going back and forth about having children at all. This is the story of her journey from parentally undecided to early motherhood, via raging hormones, sleepless nights, emergency hospital trips, mum guilt, unspoken regrets and post-natal depression. This book is not a parenting manual. It won't tell you what to pack in your hospital bag, or how to get your baby to sleep. It may not help you with feeding or dealing with tantrums. But it will show you that you're not alone - and that it's perfectly possible, and maybe even normal, to love your child with all of your heart while also feeling lost, alone and resentful. Whether you're an expectant parent, a new parent, firmly in the thick of it, or still parentally undecided, this book is for you, as Kate writes honestly and hilariously about the ups and downs of pregnancy, birth and early parenting, as well as the impact of a new baby on relationships, your sense of self and everything in between. It's a book that, with Kate's usual candour and wit, will help mums and dads everywhere feel seen - and completely understood. 'Wow what a read! I love it. Kate's honest, open, funny account of motherhood with all its highs and lows is a breath of fresh air and relatable for so many.' Gemma Atkinson 'Honest, brave and relatable mixed with humour. Kate, you've nailed it. Whether you are an expectant parent or simply not sure, Maybe Baby will give you tears and laughter - both in equal measures!' Frankie Bridge 'Maybe Baby is beautifully honest, open and brilliant. Full of humorous anecdotes, Kate has written a book for the EVERY-woman - those wanting children, those not, and those who are indecisively on the fence about the whole thing. Kate sharing her experiences, especially with PND, will help open up important conversations and support so many going through a similar situation.' Giovanna Fletcher 'This isn't just another mum book. Raw, honest, brutally funny, Kate has nailed the highs, lows, peaks and troughs of this rollercoaster of a parental ride.' Anna Whitehouse
She didn't think she'd fall for him... twice. After bouncing a check for her contractor and getting the ol' send off from the house building company, Holland has been living in a squished hotel room with her daughter, and she is tired of it. Desperate to hire someone to get the job done right, she ends up asking the best contractor in town---who happens to be her ex-husband. Warren has been trying to get over the pain of his ex leaving him two years ago, feeling unworthy of her time and still wounded from the last argument they had. But when she calls him up, he can't help his protective streak and jump on the opportunity to help her out. Determined to keep everything strictly business, Holland and Warren ignore the immediate tension they’ve always felt between each other. But their history, both the good and the bad, keep interrupting their business arrangement, and they both have to decide if falling for each other will be the wrong thing all over again, or if they’ll finally get it right.
One tiny blessing. . . Anna and Jared West must reunite to look after baby Melanie at their Outback home. As if changing nappies and sleepless nights aren’t enough of a challenge, Anna and Jared must confront what went wrong in their marriage.
’TIS THE SEASON Dr. Kelly Hall had lost all hope of ever having a family—until single father Tanner Malone burst into her hospital and asked her how to raise his newborn daughter. What else could she do, so soon before Christmas, but lend her expertise to the gorgeous contractor? His charming smiles and come-hither glances draw her like a moth to a flame, but she’s in no position to get involved with anyone. After a devastating heartbreak, Kelly has given up on happiness. Nonetheless, Kelly can’t deny the attraction…or the hope she’ll get the husband and family she’s always longed for. As the days move closer to Christmas, it’s clear to Kelly that Tanner —and his daughter—is what’s missing from her life. First published as Their Little Princess by Silhouette Books in 2000. FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Hold Me, Cowboy by New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates The last thing Madison West expected was to be stranded for Christmas, let alone snowed in with a cowboy who drives her wild. His proposal: twelve days of hot sex before Christmas! But will it ever be enough?