Don’t you just love a book which takes you back to a time in your own life and brings a knowing smile to your face as you read it?
Well, this book, Midwife Crisis, by Liz Davies, transported me back to when I first became pregnant and was trying to climb the career ranks. I saw myself in Cynthia and her journey through pregnancy and into motherhood was very realistic and funny. I spent the entire book nodding at Cynthia’s battle against the sore boobs, the bouts of nausea, the tiredness, feeling like a large animal foraging for food the entire time, futile attempts to hide the bump, the lure of baby clothing shopping and going through the joy and pain of labour
Alongside all this is the desire to keep working at the same pace you were at before you got pregnant and the worry about what will happen to your career. Yes – I’ve been there and got the t-shirt!
On top of all this Cynthia has to come to terms with the fact that this baby was the result of a one night stand, she might be bringing up the baby on her own and those strong feelings for new work colleague Max.
It is safe to say that I was glued to this book!
Here’s the blurb:
Midlife crisis? What midlife crisis?
At forty-four, Cynthia Smart is exactly where she wants to be. Almost.
In a couple of years, she’ll be the CEO of the company she’s spent most of her adult life working in. For now, though, she’s still busy shimmying up the greasy pole of corporate business. She’s single, carefree, and independent, and nothing can stop her getting what she wants and deserves.
Until she discovers she’s pregnant.
Determined to have her cake and eat it, she’s convinced that having a baby will make little difference to her life, and that she will be one of those women who can hold down an incredibly demanding job and also be a perfect mother.
But as her pregnancy progresses and her life slowly falls apart, she has the sneaking suspicion that Max Oakland, the new guy on the block, is out to steal her dream job. That she’s terribly attracted to him doesn’t help, nor does the fact that he’s devilishly handsome, appears to be a really nice fella, and is good in a crisis.
When she gradually comes to realise that something has got to give, what she doesn’t want it to be is her heart.
Here’s my review:
I loved the change in Cynthia brought on by pregnancy and her growing feelings for Max. She’s a funny character and Liz Davies did a good job in bringing her to life.
The humour is very good in this book. It did bring a much needed smile to my face after a long day at work.
Max is a fabulous character and he was a real surprise to me. He wasn’t what I was expecting at all and this was refreshing, He went against all the male office worker stereotypes and this made his romance with Cynthia more emotional for me.
There was a good cast of supporting characters too, Cynthia’s mother caught my eye in particular.
This was a really enjoyable book filled with heartwarming moments, a good sprinkling of comedy and a lot of sweet romance.
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About Liz Davies
Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.
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