Title: Waiting For You
Author: Catherine Miller
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: March 10, 2016
Waiting for You is an emotional and gripping debut novel you won’t be able to put down.
You’d never guess that Fliss Chapron doesn’t have it all…
All Fliss wants is to see two blue lines telling her she is pregnant with her much longed for second baby. But as the negative tests stack up, dreams of completing her perfect family feel more hopeless every day.
After years of disappointment, Fliss’s husband Ben is spending more time at the office than in their marital bed, and Fliss finds herself wondering who could be responsible for their inability to conceive another child. Yet, where do you lay the blame when it comes to having a child – and can anyone really be at fault…
As Ben becomes increasingly distant, Fliss begins to question whether her desire for a baby is just a sticking plaster to save her marriage. Because in the end, how well can you ever know another person…even the man you’re married to?
Before starting the book, I was a little skeptical about it. I started the book with a certain apprehension, but lo and behold! I was in for a surprise.
Having never given any thought to child-bearing in my future, initially, I had trouble connecting with the lead (well, she was desperate to get pregnant with her second child while her husband kept telling her to concentrate on the one she already had). But before I covered 1/10th of the book, I started seeing things from her perspective and started understanding her. I think that says a lot about the writer. Once you start getting to know the lead, the lovely Fliss, you can see that she is so much more than her desperation for the second child. You can see her character mature throughout the story.
The story is well-written and relatable. The plot changes are very smooth. The characters are believable, expect maybe one or two. But, hey, you do need some such characters to gloss up the story! Overall it’s a good heart-warming story of a woman’s struggle to get pregnant and the changes she goes through in the process.
“Fliss marvelled at how amazingly resilient and accepting children were. Where the adults agonised over how they would both take the news,…”
“Because most of the decisions we make relate to whether they’ll make us happy. I knew moving here would do that for us, so it was the right thing to do.”
“Whatever choices you’re thinking about, be entirely selfish, and do whatever will make you
My Rating: 3/5
Women’s fiction lovers, mothers, would-be-mothers, trying-to-be-mothers or planning-to-be-mothers.
Thanks for reading!