The Baby Planner by Josie Brown

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The Nanny Diaries meets The Wedding Planner in this smart, dishy novel from the author of Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives—featuring a woman who runs San Francisco’s premier baby planning company and the mommies-to-be who seek out her services.

Today’s trend seems to be that long before a professional woman’s baby bump becomes obvious under her Armani suit, she turns to San Francisco’s premier baby planner, Maddie McFadden, whose job it is to make her clients’ pregnancies emotionally painless. Maddie may make her living consulting with new moms on the latest and greatest baby gadgets no parent should be without, or which mommy meet-ups are the most socially desirable, but the success of her marriage to husband Brady depends on controlling her own urges toward motherhood. He’s adamant that they stay childless, but Maddie suspects it’s only because he’s still too upset that his out-of-town ex-wife rarely lets him see their eight-year-old son. Living vicariously through her clueless clients and her twin sisters’ precocious toddlers only makes Maddie’s biological clock tick louder. As she helps her newest client—Tyler Halstead, a stockbroker who must raise his newborn alone after the tragic death of his wife in childbirth—she tries her best to get pregnant “accidentally.” If that should happen, Brady will have to live with it… right? But when the unexpected happens, Maddie learns the most important life lesson of all: How we nurture is the true nature of love.


About Josie Brown

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Josie's novels are True Hollywood Lies, Impossibly Tongue-Tied, and Secret LIves of Husbands and Wives. She is also the author of two non-fiction books: Last Night I Dreamt of Cosmopolitans: A Modern's Girl's Dream Dictionary; and she is co-author, with her husband, Martin, of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Finding Mr. Right. She lives with Martin and their two children in Northern California.
Published April 5, 2011 by Gallery Books. 354 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ask not for whom the biological clock tolls—a San Francisco baby planner indulges in some planned parenthood of her own.

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