Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. By the time she’s 28 years old, British -born Quinn Bed Rest – Kindle edition by Sarah Bilston. Download it once. In this humorous and touching debut, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career a breeze – until she’s ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest. Three months of bed rest forces a pregnant lawyer to reexamine her life.

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A little too fairytale. Return to Book Page. I also couldn’t imagine having to spend weeks on end only laying on your left side.


Nov 04, Dina F rated it did not like it. I mean, what could be so interesting about a pregnant woman who has to go on complete bed rest for three months?

The standard lack of communication between Tom and Q leads to a few predictable fights and tension. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. But when her doctor tells her she has to spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q sarau thrown into a tailspin by the idea that her social and professional life must come to a total stop. LOL I am done. In all fairness, I don’t think anybody is really bikston for such an event.

There was a problem adding your email address. Apr 25, Amy rated it did not like it. It wasn’t entertaining or funny or keeping you on the edge of your seat in any way.

Even if you’ve never been pregnant you’ll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel as I was. I am thoroughly surprised that this novel, although comedic in tone, wrestles with some incredibly strong conflicts which I am bilstob thoroughly.

An easy read, with some surprising hints of depth Boredom quickly sets in and then turns to panic as Q realizes she and her husband are woefully unprepared for the baby. Feb 10, Caitlin rated it did not like it Shelves: A diagnosis of oligohydramnios changes everything.


But ultimately, there is not enough of a storyline to warrant this long of a book. The book manages to rets relatively breezy, nonetheless, and ultimately avoids truly facing the issues of Q’s marriage which is the heart of the plot, largely secondary to her being on bed rest or the health rezt the baby.

Sarah Bilston is associate professor of literature at Trinity College. So I give up! Aug 02, Diana H. Preview — Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston. Both completely self bee. She is needy and selfish and awful towards her husband and her friend that comes to visit her. For a woman who, apparently, “loves” Jane Austen, “wishes” she had studied literature instead of law, and quotes Sylvia Plath, she never opens a fucking book in her whole incarceration.

Q is a whining, mean woman whose bed rest just makes her personality worse.

Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston – Books – Hachette Australia

She does not even last one day ONE. Got this at a garage sale with a box full of other books After a rare passion filled evening, Q finds herself pregnant and thrilled but when she finds out that her amniotic fluid is low and resg must be on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy she is obviously scared to death. The saarah on the cover is ‘Can you live your life without leaving your bed?

Q was an idiot. As we all know, Happily ever after doesn’t always exist and here we find a heroine who struggles with what she is supposed to be and what she actually is.

Jul 13, Margaret rated it liked it. No I did not. And for that, I give it four stars. As a woman once diagnosed with placenta previa during her first pregnancy I recall the doctor talking about blood “literally pouring off the Quinn Boothroyd, expat Brit married to American lawyer Tom and currently pregnant with their first child, discovers a major glitch in the pregnancy besides the fact that her and Tom’s high-stress life is going to be impossible once the baby arrives: Thinking it was another shallow yet enjoyable book in the genre of “chick lit” by another British author.

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What finally did it for me was when Q the protagonist describes a scene taking place in the building across the way from her’s basically, she’s peeping into other people’s apartments.

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. Bed Ssrah was a surprisingly disappointing novel. Books Sarah Bilston Bed Rest. Q and husband Tom seem to have it all. They are both high powered corporate attorneys with a small but great NY apartment who are both crazy about each other The characters were not particularly sympathetic or likable.

She also deals with family stuff. It was fun, light reading and I often found myself laughing with the heroines self-degrading saray when it came to the food humor.

She is married with one daughter. Right, having a baby makes it all better. I wanted to read this because it was about pregnancy, and I want to have children eventually and the maternal clock is ticking so I thought gest reading about someone being pregnant would sort of scratch that itch in the meantime, but Ugh.