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The Baby Trail: Emma and James, Novel 1 [Kindle Edition]

Sinead Moriarty
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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"Mix Bridget Jones with Charlotte from Sex and the City and you've got Emma, the charming heroine of The Baby Trail...a funny, feisty guide through the realities and hilarities of twenty-first-century baby-making." -- Jennifer Weiner, author of "In Her Shoes" and "Goodnight Nobody"

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Sinad Moriarty poured all her experiences in trying to get pregnant for the first time into her debut novel The Baby Trail. Her heroine Emma Hamilton discovers that the road to conception is far from straightforward and her story is a moving and funny exploration of an experience so central to so many women's lives. The novel established Sinad as a major talent in the tradition of Marian Keyes.



TicktockticktockTICKTOCK ... That's Emma Hamilton's biological clock you can hear. She wants a baby and she wants one NOW. But when Mother Nature refuses to play ball, Emma decides to give her a prod - or two.



Soon her life is a roller-coaster of post-sex handstands (you can't argue with gravity), hormone-inducing (sanity-reducing) drugs and a veritable army of probing specialists (torturers, more like). It's out with the booze and spontaneous sex, in with green tea and ovulation tests.



Emma couldn't have conceived that the road to pregnancy would turn into the mother of all journeys. But she's finding out that once you're on the baby trail, nothing is sacred - and one way or another, life will never be the same again ...



Sinad Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK and she is a four times nominee for the popular fiction Irish Book Award. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. The Baby Trail was Sinad's first novel and her distinctive voice, and trademark mix of light and shade, announced that a fabulous new talent had arrived.



Sinad Moriarty lives with her family in Dublin. Her other titles are: A Perfect Match; From Here to Maternity; In My Sister's Shoes; Keeping It In the Family (also titled Whose Life Is It Anyway?); Pieces of My Heart; Me and My Sisters and This Child of Mine.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1010 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B000H2MTJQ
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Jun 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI92QQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 23 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
An emotionally charged book about the ups and downs of trying for a baby and infertility. This book had me laughing and crying all at once.
All Emma wants is a baby but she has 'unexplained infertility'. She goes to great lengths to get a baby..her life is turned upside down.
A great read, especially when faced with trying for a baby and infertility. You find yourself having a great empathy with Emma and James. The more you read the more you hope the treatments work for Emma.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 8 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is a great read for all women (and men) who have decided to try to have a baby. I would equally recommend it to all friends & relatives of people having trouble conceiving as it really helps to understand in a realistic way what infertile couple go through each month.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a book!! 18 Oct 2004
By cheryl
Format:Paperback
I recommend this book to anyone who has gone down the road of Fertility Treatment, as I have. The book serves to add a great humour to an extremely difficult situation. The heroine of the book is extremely warm and real and I was rooting for her even when she was having the worse possible mood swing. Parts of the book are laugh out loud hysterical, and other times you want to give the heroine a big hug!!
This book should be available in the waiting room of every fertility clinic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB 28 July 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A fab read, and one that makes you realise, if in the same boat, that you aren't alone or mad - but this is the normal route for anyone in this abnormal situation. Couldn't put it down and felt like it was being written about me - so very re-assuring to know others feel the same.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must! 9 Mar 2006
By Sarah09
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book that I could not put down. I have passed it around friends and family who also love it. A fantastic read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The baby trail isn't always paved in gold... 19 April 2007
Format:Paperback
'THE BABY TRAIL'is about a woman who drives herself, husband, friends and family crazy when her plan to conceive isn't as easy as she'd originally imagined. In an impressive debut Sinead Moriarty deilvers a serious subject matter that many women today face and handels it with dignity, wit and compassion.

I was lucky enough to have been lent this book by a friend who also raved about it and I cannot recommend it enough whether you are in the same boat as Emma or not. I certianly have never had any problems with fertility, however, I could completely relate to what Emma was going through and I am sure that in her shoes I would feel exactly the same way. Granted a some of her behavior may have been over the top (but this is supposed to be a bit funny) however, I thought most was pretty spot on and for those who found Emma annoying have probably never been a hormonal wreck before! 5 Stars for 'THE BABY TRAIL' and Sinead Moriarty and I cannot wait for my copy of the sequel to arive in the mail!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 22 Jun 2006
Format:Paperback
This book was brilliant! It was funny yet really hit home! I was gutted at the ending as i just wanted it know what happened next... until i found out she had done a sequal! A must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 14 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
First I would like to shoot down one of the other people who reviews this book and gives it 2 stars - She claims the story is unrealistic as there is no possible way to go through what Emma Hamilton does but, sorry to disagree, it is very possible to have a 30day30 day cycle period, ovulate and then suddently not ovulate, even on clomid. How do I know? Because I did. I have PCOS, a regular 30day period and sometimes no ovulation. I have 2 children, a 4 year old daughter and an 11 month old son. It took 9 months to conceive my daughter, regular periods all the way. Now with my son, it took 3 years. I suddently stopped ovulating although I still had my period. I started on clomid but still didnt ovulate. Just as we had given up and decided to go for adoption, after 2 years of hard fighting, tears, tests and 8 months of no periods, I found out I had become pregnant new years eve 2007. I gave birth to my son on his duedate the 7th october 2008.

I loved this book. I first read it as I was pregnant with my eldest and I loved it. It made me laugh and I couldnt put it down. Likewise I couldnt wait to read the sequels which I find equally good. It shows it isnt always as easy as many people think to conceive a child and to behonest, it certainly depicted me very well in the naïvety and craziness that consumed me during our initial babymaking. I felt Emmas pains and joys as you follow her through her journey of family planning.

I absolutely loved it and I know exactly how Emma feels. Its a great read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Was the spell check broken?
Laugh out loud funny but infuriating spelling mistskes. I am amazed this is a penguin publication,the editing is so poor. Such a shame, as the story is so good.
Published 19 days ago by Mr. Roy A. Vine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great read would recommend
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. J. A. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars ... have now read all three in the series and enjoyed them all
I have now read all three in the series and enjoyed them all. After I finished them I was still thinking about Emma and James as they felt so real to me!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jane Kendrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
It was an easy read you felt you were part of the family.Real life examples of every day family life.You felt there pain of not being able to get pregnant and her obsession. Read more
Published 2 months ago by pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent easy fun read. Another Sophie Kinsella type author.
Published 2 months ago by sally ann ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good story great follow on from the previous book was ...
Another good story great follow on from the previous book was totally engrossed from beginning to end more please from this author.
Published 3 months ago by claire annette
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book to read.
Published 3 months ago by jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny sad had everything
A sensitive subject dealt with in a way which lightened it. Funny sad had everything. Beautifully written
Published 3 months ago by fiona white
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
enjoyed it
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The first in a fantastic trilogy about a couple striving to have a...
The first in a fantastic trilogy about a couple striving to have a family. Very heart wrenching but humorous. A real page turner, very well written
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Williams
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