Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Pretty Baby

Photo Credit: Harlequin July 28th

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Pretty Baby

Heidi Wood- some might call her a tree-hugger. She recycles, she takes in stray cats, she works for a non-profit and cares deeply about providing resources to people who are leaving other countries to come to America. In other words… Heidi personifies the phrase “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

One day, a cold and rainy day- Heidi sees a teenager with a baby. Something about this teenager keeps Heidi looking- maybe it’s because she can tell the girl is homeless. Maybe it’s because Heidi has such a soft spot for babies- and in general wants to help all the people in the world.

The more Heidi sees this girl and the baby- she knows she has to help. She’s compelled to help.

When Heidi brings Willow and Ruby to her house- Chris and Zoe (Heidi’s husband and daughter) are appalled. How can Heidi bring a homeless girl to the house? But Heidi is adamant- they are staying. She will help them get back on their feet.

As events unfold- Chris wondering more and more about Willow’s real story, Heidi enjoying having a baby in the house again- especially since her daughter is now a teenager and acting like teenagers act- the act of kindness that Heidi felt compelled to give Willow and Ruby begins to spin out of control.

When the dust settles and all the pieces begin to make sense- readers will be in for a shocking treat.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

So, Heidi- good grief. Heidi is the type of person that wants the world to be better. She believes in the good of people. She wants to hug Planet Earth. Heidi could be exhausting to be around. It’s not that her intentions aren’t good- it’s just that living that way can be exhausting.

But when she brings a homeless girl and baby to the house- well, that is when you start to see the type of marriage Heidi and Chris have.

I really liked the way that Mary paced the story- hearing from Willow, Heidi and Chris gave the storyline something that I really liked- and how Willow began revealing her story really worked.

Mary does not disappoint in her follow-up to THE GOOD GIRL, because while you think you know how this story will play out- you don’t. Call it a twist, call it a zig-zag- but by the time Mary is finished with the characters in PRETTY BABY- you will be on the edge of your seat- wondering “What next?”

Bottom line: Get it.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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12 thoughts on “Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

  1. Ha – I like your comment about how people like Heidi can be a bit exhausting! When I saw the premise for this book, that’s one reason I didn’t get that excited. But, I’m glad the story worked well for you and sometimes I love suspense that’s in the form of how you get there!

    • YES! Heidi is the ultimate do-gooder- but it all plays so well in how the book unfolds! I can see how Heidi could be a turn-off if you were on the fence about this book, tho!

  2. Nice review. You always have such enthusiastic reviews. THANKS. I think I have this book. So I better “get it” and read it. πŸ™‚

    So disappointed we never did get to meet at the BEA.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful posts on your blog all the time.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you!!

      I’m bummed that we didn’t get to meet at BEA- I just knew I would run smack dab into you!!!! Oh well 😦 I wish a group of bloggers could get together in a nice city- with a good indie and some great bookish things for a weekend or so! If you are ever in the mood for good Southern cooking and great indies- MS has 3 and lots of fun things! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. I haven’t read The Good Girl but your review of this one Pretty Girl draws me in a lot more. Sounds like we can’t even guess the twists and turns. I think you have persuaded me!

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