Babyland by Holly Chamberlin

By Holly Chamberlin

From bestselling writer Holly Chamberlin comes a sensible, smart novel approximately love, marriage, and growing to be up--not inevitably in that order…

Anna Traulsen, of Anna's events, an elite Boston occasion making plans corporation, hasn't ever been impetuous. At thirty-seven, she's by no means had a one-night stand, filled for an examination, or made an extravagant buy. Now she's engaged and getting ready for an social gathering of her personal. yet one other occasion simply may possibly trump her marriage ceremony, person who she and her destiny husband were not anticipating: Anna is pregnant.

From her costume becoming to the timing of the honeymoon, for Anna, one query speedy ends up in another--about paintings, the future--and why she unearths herself considering a lot approximately her colleague, Jack, a knotted up, gifted artist who's the polar contrary of her comfortingly traditional fiancé.

As Anna searches for solutions between her associates, she might finally become aware of there is just one position she'll locate the reality: in her personal heart--and that it doesn't matter what she comes to a decision, she'll by no means be the same…

Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin

"A dramatic and relocating portrait of a number of generations of a kin and every person's position inside of it." --Booklist on The family members seashore House

"Nostalgia over real-life friendships misplaced and regained pulls readers into the story."

--USA at the present time on Summer Friends

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Throw out yore guns,” I ordered. ” they hollered wrathfully. “We’re pinned down by a ton of rocks and boards and we’re bein’ squoze to death. ” “Aw, shut up,” I said. ” Well, they moaned and complained, and I sot to work dragging the ruins off them, which wasn’t no great task. Purty soon I seen a booted leg and I laid hold of it and dragged out the critter it was fastened to, and he looked more done up than what my brother Bill did that time he rassled a mountain lion for a bet. I took his pistol out of his belt, and laid him down on the ground and got the others out.

He was as full of pizen and rambunctiousness as a drunk Apache on the warpath. I thought at first I’d rope him and tie the other end of the rope to a big tree, but I was a-feared he’d chawed the lariat apart. Then I seen something that changed my mind. We was close to the rocky cliffs which jutted up above the trees, and Cap’n Kidd was passing a canyon mouth that looked like a big knife cut. He looked in and snorted, like he hoped they was a mountain lion hiding in there, but they warn’t, so he went on.

I sot up in irritation and prepared to bust him in the snoot, when I heard what had scairt him. I never heard such a noise. My hair stood straight up. It was a stallion neighing, but I never heard no hoss critter neigh like that. I bet you could of heard it for fifteen miles. It sounded like a combination of a wild hoss neighing, a rip saw going through a oak log full of knots, and a hungry cougar screeching. I thought it come from somewhere within a mile of the camp, but I warn’t sure. 0pt ——— Normal PgEnds: [19], (5 Meet Cap’n Kidd my shoulder.

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