Tales from the Crib Review
Author: Jennifer Coburn
Genre: Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction
Wow, this book was fabulous! This was another free iBook I downloaded and I’m so glad I did! I love books that mix serious issues with fun and this book did just that.
After a series of miscarriages, Lucy unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The day she goes to tell her husband, he says he wants a divorce. When he finds out about the baby, though, he decides they should live together and co-parent, while still seeing other people. Lucy agrees to this situation, but is secretly jealous when he brings home “perfect” Natalie.
There is a lot of stuff about Lucy giving birth and adjusting to a newborn, which leads to some funny stories. Lucy’s family is also a riot. Her cousin ends up having a ceremony to marry “herself.” Her aunts say hilarious things and her mom is VERY spiritual (not religious).
My only critique is that a lot of the problems in the book were fixed way too easily and unrealistically, but I didn’t take the book too seriously, so it didn’t bother me much. I was very sucked into the story of Lucy and her husband, Jack. This overall arching plot is peppered with lots of subplots (many of them comedic). I liked this book so much, I immediately downloaded the sequel. It’s a super funny, quick, and enjoyable read!