Bed Rest

Bed Rest

by Sarah Bilston
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Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

In a charming and witty novel in the tradition of Allison Pearson and Sophie Kinsella, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career woman who finds her pregnancy a breeze -- until she's ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest.

Quinn "Q" Boothroyd is a young British lawyer married to an American and living in New York City. She's checked off most of the boxes on her "Modern Woman's List of Things to Do Before Hitting 30," and her busy working life has been relatively painless. But when her doctor tells her she must spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin. Initially bored and frustrated, Q soon fills her days by trying to reconnect with her workaholic husband, provide legal advice for her sweet Greek neighbor, forge new emotional bonds with her mother and sisters, and figure out who will keep her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches.

Q experiences adventures on the couch she never would have encountered in the law firm and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life -- above all, about the little one growing inside her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061868412
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 498,629
File size: 481 KB

About the Author

Sarah Bilston is the author of Bed Rest. Originally from England and married to an American, she teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she lives.

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Bed Rest 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Where is her new book? due out in July then December now I don't even see it.
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Such a great book could not put it down. Would definetely reccomend to anyone who has or has not been pregnant before.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Q,is a pregnant woman who is used to a fast paced life as a lawyer. Now, the doctor has ordered her to bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy. Filled with bordom & nothing to do but analyse her relationships with her over critical mother, & her two competitive sisters, who live in England, but come to visit her seperately. The only people to visit her is one girl from the office, who she barely knew, that turns out to be in a rocky relationship with a MM (married man), & the other is her neighbor,a maternal Greek elderly lady who is trying to save a building full of old people that have rent controlled apartments. Q, also begins to suspect that her work-a-holic husband's loyalty lies more with his job, than with her & the baby. With so much time on her hands, all she can do is worry about her baby's health & who will bring her her next meal! At times this book is funny, but for anyone who has been odered bed rest during a pregnancy, this book rings all so true! This is a must read, even if you aren't pregnant. It's still a fun book. I loved the way all the characters where portrayed. This book has all the charm to make you fall n love with everyone. Even the over critial mother!