Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner Due out: July 12, 2011 Summary: In the latest from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, four women bound by obligation and opportunity struggle to find a way to make a family… Jules Wildgren is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship and a family she’s ashamed to invite to Parents’ Weekend. Tall, blond, and outwardly identical to her prep-school-educated classmates, her plan is to take the ten thousand dollars she’ll receive from donating her “pedigree” eggs and try to save her father from addiction… Annie Barrow is a working-class mother of two who scrapes by on her husband’s single paycheck. After watching a TV show about surrogates, she thinks she’s found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash… India Bishop, thirty-eight (really forty-three), believes she’s found her happy ending when she marries a wealthy, older man, Marcus Croft, but decides a baby will seal the deal. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology, and Annie and Jules, to make her dreams come true… But each woman’s plans are thrown into disarray when Marcus suddenly dies, and his twenty-three-year-old daughter Bettina is named guardian of the unborn child. As the baby’s due date draws near, these women—with nothing and everything in common—discover what makes each a mother in her own right. With her laugh-out-loud humor, and spot-on characterizations, Weiner once again takes readers into the heart of women’s lives, in an unforgettable story that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, parental rights and the measure of motherhood.