By the time you get to your forties life is never simple. Amy Stokes is sick of her friends obsessing over babies and just can't see what all of the fuss is about. Until someone dumps an unwanted baby on her doorstep and she decides the only thing she wants before she hits 40 is a baby. Easier said than considering she is well and truly single. With twelve months and twelve eggs she sets out to find a suitable father for her child. Slipping into her 'fertilize me' shoes she starts her search and attempts to make her way through London's bachelors. Hilarious stuff and great to see that fiction about motherhood doesn't need to be serious and soppy.
Amy Stokes is no Bridget Jones. There’s no ticking biological clock and no desire to exchange her single status for anything more than a quick fling. She is a 39 year old successful business woman, with a close group of friends and no desire to change her life. Surrounded by people getting married, having children or desperately trying to – even her own business, ‘Precious Little Darlings’, a store stocking designer baby goods, have not caused Amy’s maternal instincts to kick in. To her, she has it all. It takes the death of her beloved dog Germaine, beneath the wheels of her own car, and the wholly unexpected arrival of a baby on her doorstep to force Amy to re-address her priorities. She embarks on a mission to get pregnant before her landmark 40th birthday, a task that proves harder than she ever imagined…
The mission results in a string of hilarious – and disastrous dates: the Mensa man, the bicycle courier, the male nanny, the foray into speed dating… none of which bring her close to her ultimate goal.
All the while there is the ever-present figure of Joe. The alluring doctor Amy meets on bringing the baby to the hospital. At first he appears totally unsuitable, sporting a wedding ring and with twin girls in tow. But will Amy allow first impressions and her obsession to have a baby, blind her from seeing what is right under her nose?
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Publication date: 07/09/2006
Publisher: Smith Davies Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||7th September 2006|
|Publisher:||Smith Davies Publishing Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
Jackie Clune is a singer, comedian, actress and writer. She lives in East London with her partner Richard, their daughter Saoirse, and their nine-month-old triplets Thady, Frank and Orla â€“ who play a starring role in Extreme Motherhood: The Triplet Diaries.More About Jackie Clune