Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Book - 2015
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When Heidi Wood, a woman who cant́ help herself from helping others, spots a teenage girl with a small baby on the platform of Chicagoś train system, her heart goes out to them. Not only is it cold and raining, but the pair is obviously in need of help. Soon, Heidi has spotted the homeless teenager again, and, being the nurturing type, she feels compelled to reach out to her. That annoys her husband, Chris, and selfish 12-year-old daughter, Zoe. But Heidi ignores her husbandś misgivings, after all, heś distracted by the new girl at work, Cassidy Knudsen, a lissome blonde who always seems to be nearby when Heidi calls. So when she brings the girl, Willow, and Ruby, her baby, into their condo, it only widens the gap between Heidi and Chris.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, Mira,, 2015
ISBN: 9780778317708
Branch Call Number: FIC KUB
Characteristics: 380 pages ; 25 cm

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Yamahachick14
May 12, 2018

Book was great. A little confusing at first but once I got used to it I was hooked. Ending doesnt give enough closure for my liking.

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triciarobinson
Mar 26, 2018

I was half way through the book before it really got going. Then, I couldn't put it down. A good read.

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Ravenpicks13
Mar 01, 2018

Just read this book. It was as good as the author's first novel, The Good Girl. This book starts out one way and really has layers to the characters' lives. It really takes you on a journey. You think it is just about this women taking in a homeless girl with a baby, but there is so much more going on. It also touches your emotions . A very well written book.

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wilqser
May 12, 2017

Introspective about the overpowering emotions by the mother of a baby lost to an illness and the desire to still foster one. Not enough thriller for me and outside the main characters not much development. Can't recommend.

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alliesleeps
May 08, 2017

I'm a little puzzled by the user "lcraig368"'s comment about the misuse of the word miscarriage... that character was having an abortion, so that's why the word abortion was used. She had the procedure done to save her life, but still, that's not a miscarriage. Anyway, my review is that the book was okay - I was interested in the plot, but my dislike for the main character Heidi and her inappropriate attachment to a baby that was not hers distracted me from the book's positives.

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lcraig368
Dec 07, 2016

It was a little hard to follow and some of the vocabulary was off. Using the word abortion instead of miscarriage was weird. It was also pretty predictable.

librarybooksyay Feb 23, 2016

This is the first novel I've read by this author and it was good. Lots of really intense issues are delved into from child/parent and husband/wife relationships to basic human interactions and emotions. There are lots of things going on here that make one look at one's own life. They all flow together and one is in for a thrilling, emotional ride.

dairyqueen Nov 17, 2015

Thrilling read! I could not put it down.

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marysward
Sep 29, 2015

not worth the time it took to read. Very little suspense.

ehbooklover Sep 13, 2015

Well developed characters, a tense plot that is slow to build and kept me on the edge of my seat, plus several interesting twists and turns made for a gripping page-turner of a read. I can't wait to read Kubica's first book!

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