Josie Brown’s new release The Baby Planner is a must-have for your Summer reading list. Katie Johnson’s story is relatable without being predictable. Any woman who has ever envied a pregnant friend, or admired an infant from afar—even if she wasn’t ready for a baby herself—will empathize with Katie.
With a (baby) boomin’ business, Katie seems to have it all together. But keeping up appearances in front of clients, friends, family, and even her husband, soon proves difficult. While some closing doors direct her down hallways that ultimately dead end in more disappointment, others lead to open windows and new beginnings…
As her story unfolds (or rather coils and twists!), Katie learns that best laid plans are rarely successful, and that spontaneity—a trait all too unfamiliar to this serial “planner”—is sometimes the only remaining option.
This book is split into trimesters (what an adorable, clever idea!), and features a celebrity parenthood quote at the start of each chapter. The Readers Guide is perfect for a book club, or for your own consideration.
Whether you’re spending your summers lounging and reading by the pool, or sneaking a chapter in as the kids nap, you’ll want The Baby Planner in your To-Read pile.
The Baby Planner was published by Gallery Books (a Simon and Schuster imprint) April 2011. Find it as an ebook also! A listing of Brown’s other novels can be found on her site.