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The Accidental Mother

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Great book!!

    Finshed in 3 days! Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2009

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    Accidental Mother, Breathtaking

    When I first saw the book and read the descripiton, I thought it would be another stupid book with annoyingly unpriginal events. My friend convinced me to get it anyway and try it. I am so greatful that they did. It was an absolutly breathtaking book that made me cry at a few moments (I am NOT a cryer.) You get to know the characters really well and start to get attachted wich makes it just that much better when someone does somthing completely out of their element. It wasn't a romantic story all that much wich was good if your getting a little bored of the love storys and just want to try somthing else for a little while. I thought it was a beautifully written story.
    It's about a girl who was once crazy and had tons of fun with her wild best friend, but as they grew older, she straightened out and became less crazy and kind of lost herself. She gets a call from a social worker telling her that the old friend has died and that the father of her children is nowhere to be found. The children where left to her. So, for a few weeks she has to take care of the kids until they find the dad. I thought it was going to go the same way as every other story with this plot does, but it didn't and it was a very very touching and heartfilled story. Even the kids will make you feel something. They are truely one of the best parts of this amazing book.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

    Earnest effort

    The premise is a sound one: a career woman carelessly agrees to be godmother to her one-time best friend. As teens the duo were inseparable, but as adults, their paths crossed very infrequently, but the business woman agreed to be godmother to her friends two children without realizing the inevitable consequences.

    When the young mother dies, a social worker tells the career woman she's inherited two little girls, aged 3 and 6, at least, until they can locate the dead-woman's errant ex-husband.

    Accidental Mother is readable, and probably could even be described as engaging, but ultimately the book is burdened by two factors that just can't be ignored.

    Firstly, Coleman gives her three- and six-year-old characters dialog and sensibilities that rival those fantasy erudite teens of "Dawson's Creek."

    Since Coleman is a mother herself (it says so on the dust jacket), she no doubt has actually experienced how (in)articulate and in(eloquent) kids really are. They're also mercurial -- and Coleman's kids are mecurial where it suits her plot line, and only in those situations.

    Coleman's dream children are thoughtful and affectionate -- good traits, both -- but they are so profoundly insightful to the point of the reader having to take a massive leap of faith to continue reading.

    Coleman tries to pepper the story with "believable" kid mishaps -- her make-up is raided, her couch is ruined by curries, costumes are inappropriately donned. But these are still not real children and the fact that they are unquestionably a figment of Coleman's fervently chatty imagination is ultimately the novel's biggest problem.

    Coleman must have had an outline and idea of how the book was to develop, and the basic plot could be credible and engaging had it been even a little more realistic.

    Secondly, from the minute the businesswoman inherits the children, the reader instantly knows where this is going. Her lack-of-experience with kids, her exasperation, her crustiness, her devotion to work, her attraction to a high-powered American businessman -- these will all undoubtedly go the wayside, when she invariably falls in love with the children.

    What's more important? Power, promotion, and success or a loving home life? Guess which one she chooses?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    Wonderful Book

    I am a mother of three young sons, It is hard for me to find time to read. I made time for this book. It was a book I had a hard time putting down. I finished it in 4 days, I was proud of myself. This book is one of my favorites. Thank you for writing it. I loved every minute!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    couldn't finish it

    I hated this book. I always finish my books and felt guilty not finishing this one but I just couldn't read another word. I disliked Sophie (loved Cal, however) and couldn't wait around to see what happened. I just didn't care.

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