Ellie is a make-up artist in love with her best friend Chris. Pippa works hard to please her selfish husband and make her marriage work. Imogen wants to reconcile with her mother who can’t accept that she is married to another woman. What do these three women have in common? They belong to the first time mums’ club. After a one-night stand with Chris, Ellie finds herself pregnant and she doesn’t know what to do. Pippa and her husband tried for years to have a baby and now that she is finally pregnant, he doesn’t seem too happy about it. And, Imogen and her wife Alice are finally having the baby they’ve been dreaming of, but Imogen’s mother is ruining her happiness by sending her threatening text messages.Luckily, the three women rely on each other and their friendship helps them through their pregnancy and difficult personal moments.
The story is engaging and the characters are realistic and likable (at least, most of them). With funny situations, romance, and also some dramatic moments, this is an enjoyable debut novel about motherhood and female friendship. (NP)