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Getting what you want doesn’t always go according to plan. Thirty-five year old kindergarten teacher Casey Samms has always dreamed about having her own baby. Her copy of A Young Woman’s Guide to the Joy of Impending Motherhood is telling her time is running out, and so Casey has been steadily wading through the pool of eligible bachelors for years – with absolutely no lucGetting what you want doesn’t always go according to plan. Thirty-five year old kindergarten teacher Casey Samms has always dreamed about having her own baby. Her copy of A Young Woman’s Guide to the Joy of Impending Motherhood is telling her time is running out, and so Casey has been steadily wading through the pool of eligible bachelors for years – with absolutely no luck. Bidding farewell to a cheating boyfriend and to dating in general, Casey decides to jump on board of having a baby the artificial way, even though everyone tries to talk her out of it. Casey is stubbornly determined to see her dream come true and checks out every man she comes in contact with as a potential donor. Just when she’s beginning to give the word desperate a new meaning, an old boyfriend jumps back into her life. Now all Casey has to do is try to convince him that he is the one to help her become a mother. Or is he? As Casey prepares to realize her lifelong dream, she is about to get the surprise of her life. And finds out that what is unexpected can often turn out better than anything you can dream about. ...

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  • Kathleen
    2019-05-10 14:00

    Thirty-five year old Kindergarten teacher Casey Samms' biological clock is ticking ... for years she has dreamed about having a baby ... but the problem is finding the right man to be the father. She is romantically challenged, but that little problem isn't going to stop her, she is determined to do whatever it takes to have a baby of her own!Baby! Baby? Baby!? is a humorous story about one woman's journey of desperately getting what she's yearned for a long time ... a baby. In her debut novel, author Holly Kerr weaves a fun tale written in the first person narrative, told by sassy Casey Samms, who is a tad bit quirky, confused, desperate and obsessed ... awww hell who am I kidding, she's a hot mess! Casey takes the reader along for the ride as she embarks on a journey to make her dream of having a baby come true, albeit with a few mishaps, twists and turns, and unexpected surprises along the way.Romantically challenged, forever the bridesmaid, and faithfully following the chapters in the 1941 book, A Young Woman's Guide to the Joy of Impending Motherhood by Dr. Francine Pascal Reid, what's a girl to do when she's in her mid-thirties and doesn't have the right man in her life to be the baby daddy? Why of course to do whatever it takes!There is so many laugh-out-loud moments throughout the story, I couldn't help but feel for Casey and cheer her on even when she pulls some crazy antics. This sassy lady reminded me of myself when I was in my late thirties and found my biological clock ticking ... sigh ... There was so much that I could relate to in this story: from desire, anxiety, obsession, sorrow and acceptance. I suffered a miscarriage in my first marriage and desperately tried to get pregnant in my current marriage, but alas we weren't blessed to have children, unless you count my three four legged babies. I think at some point in a woman's life from her mid/late twenties to early forties, the biological clock ticking and the desire to have babies is a natural part of our makeup, and any woman can relate to and sympathize with how Casey felt in the story. Like the old saying goes ... life works in mysterious ways!I really enjoyed the author's style of allowing Casey's sassy voice tell a humorous and endearing story. It felt like I was sitting in a chair next to Casey as her story unfolded. I loved how each chapter began with a quote from the 1941 book, A Young Woman's Guide to the Joy of Impending Motherhood by Dr. Francine Pascal Reid. The antiquated quotes made me chuckle, I'm thinking Casey needed a revised edition of the book with more modern suggestions on pregnancy and motherhood to follow. lolWith a quirky cast of characters; engaging dialogue and zany interactions; and a lighthearted storyline that has a mixture of humor and real-to-life issues; Baby! Baby? Baby!? is a fun story of life, love, friendship, and following one's dreams that will captivate you and leave you with a smile.Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.http://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot...

  • Lisa
    2019-05-02 14:19

    * Originally posted on Lost in Literature.4.5 stars!Okay... so let me begin by saying I may have a small obsession with pregnancy... and books about pregnancy... and babies... etc. So when I saw this blog tour, I just had to sign up for it. I can't say my obsession with pregnancy and babies is anywhere near Casey's obsession in this story, but I just really enjoy reading about it. :)Casey is obsessed - totally, over-the-top obsessed - with the idea of having a baby. She hears her biological clock ticking loudly in her ears, and it scares the bejezus out of her. She thought for sure at the age of 35 she would have already been married with a family... but to her dismay, that's just not the way life fell into place. She begins to consider alternate ways of having a baby, such as artificial insemination from an anonymous doner, or finding someone who might be willing to "take one for the team" and help her make a baby.Baby! Baby? Baby!? is an adorable story. I loved it! Casey, so clumsy and silly, really touched me. I related to her completely. Though I wouldn't act the way she did, and I didn't understand fully why she did some of the things she did, I did relate quickly to her strive to get what she wanted... no matter what the cost. The cast of characters were wonderful and immediately likable. Except for Casey's supposed BFF Brit... I really just wanted to punch her through my Kindle. Talk about a Bridezilla!! Holy cow!! She definitely got on my last nerve, and I really wish Casey would have stood up to her right away. Casey's other BFF Morgan was great, and a classic good friend if you ask me. She was there when Casey needed her, yet she wasn't perfect and had her own faults. Then Casey's roommates Coop, Emma and B.J... LOVED them!! I was finding myself wishing I could go live in their house too. A gourmet meal daily by chef roommates... yes, please! :)I loved the way each chapter started with a caption from a book Casey received from her mother. This book was written in the 40's, and some of the things are just hilarious!! And a bit scary, if you really think about them. I really liked that added touch to the story.I would definitely recommend Baby! Baby? Baby!? It was delightful, funny and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what Holly has in store for us next! I would love to see a story about Casey's roommates, Cooper & Emma. (Hint hint, Holly... :D)

  • Samantha March
    2019-05-07 08:12

    Holly Kerr is now on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Baby! Baby? Baby!? Casey Samms is a thirty-five year old kindergarten teacher who has become obsessed with having a baby of her own. She’s been searching for the right man to settle down with, but he continues to escape her. She decides that having a baby on her own has to be the way to go – but her friends and family members are less than supportive on that idea. When an ex appears back in her life, Casey thinks she might have stumbled upon the right guy. But as Casey’s dream comes true, a lot of unexpected surprises come with it. What a fun read! I might not be baby-obsessed, but I thought Casey was extremely relatable. I also thought the book she is reading, A Young Woman’s Guide to the Joy of Impending Motherhood (written in the 1940’s) was hysterical. I loved the tidbits to start off each chapter, and plenty of those had me rolling. Casey’s journey was really fun to follow, through all the crazy ups and downs that her story takes us on. At times I thought Casey was bit too...slow to catch on to what was happening, but regardless, I really had a blast reading about her. The supporting cast each have their little moment as well and really added a lot to the overall story. One I would recommend!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-06 11:06

    I adored this book. At first I was unsure of how I felt, being that the main character, Casey Samms, wanted a baby so badly that she was willing to do almost anything. But then I fell in love with her quirky personality, her slightly clumsy ways, and her boy problems. I mean, it's not every day you find bump into an ex, thinking there's a chance to rekindle the flame and make him the baby-daddy, only to get the shock of your life.Then we add Casey's flames, from the roommate that was in love to her to the roommate she "falls" into bed with every few months ... and then there's the soon to be ex she caught doing what with a girl in a church?! There were so many twists and turns, and the quirky characters were so loveable! Well, with the exception of Casey's "friend" Brit. I really wanted to reach into the book and shake her ... but at least she got what was coming to her.Holly Kerr really brings you into the book and makes the characters come alive. This was a very well written, and edited, chick lit book. Perfect for a bath and wine, or a read on the beach. Be warned, though, that I picked it up and finished it the next day. I was hooked.

  • Josie Ann
    2019-05-04 12:58

    Casey Samms, the 35-year-old main character, desperately wants a baby, and it seems like she'll go through whatever lengths it takes to have one. Casey is a Kindergarten teacher who also manages a wine boutique in the afternoons. She has an older sister named Libby, two best friends, Brit (such a brat) and Morgan. Casey also stays with her two guy friends, J.B. and Cooper. I don't want to give too much of the story away, but I absolutely LOVED this novel! It's a must read for any woman. Although I'm nowhere near the stage in my life that Casey is in, I found her character to be completely relatable and downright entertaining. There were definitely some traits in Casey that I noticed that I have, which made me love her even more. Overall, I loved this novel and the characters (even Brit--a little) because they were so down to earth. This is by far the best book I've read in 2013! I highly recommend this novel!!

  • Madonna
    2019-05-08 12:13

    I really enjoyed reading Baby! Baby? Baby? by Holly Kerr. If this is a sample of her work, I want more! The story was entertaining with all the different characters...so like real life. All of them were different with different ideas about what would make them happy. Glad the way the problems were solved and that you didn't throw in any tragedies. Loved the surprise and just thoroughly enjoyed the read. I have Good Reads to thank for the book. Now, I am just wanting more!

  • Debbie
    2019-04-26 14:18

    I was expecting a quick and fun chick lit book. Instead I got a book I was unable to put down. Holly Kerr made me fall in love with Casey, the main character. Her funny, quick witted personality makes you root for her almost instantaneously. Casey dreams of being pregnant and having kids. She won't let her man troubles stand in her way either. Funny, endearing and highly relate-able to women everywhere. A must read from a talented new author.

  • Lana
    2019-05-25 08:27

    I loved this book. It was the perfect book for keeping my mind occupied without requiring too much thought. The characters are likable, and the plot moved along pretty quickly. I don't care much if it's a bit predictable. I worry about how the story is told instead of looking for a surprise around every corner.I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lizzy Baldwin
    2019-05-16 11:02

    I absolutely adored this book, firstly because the characters are so wonderful. Although the story revolves mainly around the characters introduced above, the story introduces a number of other characters. There is Brit, Casey’s maddeningly self-obsessed friend who will let nobody ruin her wedding, contrasted with Morgan the sweet but ruthlessly devoted lady who together make-up Casey’s best-friends. The syrupy sweet Cooper who is loveable and charming, matched with the equally delightful and adorable Emma who are also Casey’s roommates, and then Casey’s sister and mother Libby and Terri (with an I) who are chalk and cheese, constantly rubbing each other up the wrong way. Although it seems like a lot of characters for the plot to deal with each of them is individually built up so you have a real understanding of their traits individually. Most of my enjoyment of a book revolves more around learning about the characters and a strong understanding of each of the different stories is pivotal to this.The plot moves with pace and the writing style is smoothly written which is really needed. At times the plot does become a little haphazard because so much is going on, but because the pace moves with speed it really just moves you along with it. I normally would find concluding a book was unbelievable a problem but here because of the strong characters and the pace it works and instead just makes the whole thing a little more wonderful. I liked the way the author places the four, (Casey, J.B, Cooper and Emma) in the same house living together, it allowed for many intimate moments between the characters and allowed each of them to shine in their own special way. I wish I could have seen more into Cooper and Emma’s relationship because I would love to have both of them as my friends but this is a small personal complaint. I want to take a second to really compliment the author on her ability to weave and mix characters stories so well, I thought that it was going to become muddled but it was all handled and planned out very well.I really enjoyed the little snippets from Casey’s old fashioned pregnancy book; contrasting the current events with the beliefs of the time of this olde-worlde book just showed how times have changed and the irony of the comments made me giggle and was a lovely little addition to the story as a whole. The book manages the difference between dialogue and description very well, there is never too much or too little of the other and writing it all from one perspective means the book stays coherent and there is no room for mistake as to who it talking which is always a bonus for me.Two minor issues, I haven’t given away too much above because if I say one thing it will all come spilling out but I thought the plot-line with David could have been explained a little more because it’s quite quickly done despite the length of the book (trying not to give too much away!) I also thought the mother-daughter war that was waging throughout the book could have been looked into more because it felt more prevalent than it was given due. Overall I thought this book was sparky and interesting with a great subject matter, it moved with pace and with a serious understanding and attention to character detail which I loved. A little more attention to certain plot-lines and little less heavy handedness in terms of making the events believable but overall I seriously enjoyed this book!*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

  • Lizzy Baldwin
    2019-04-30 09:28

    I absolutely adored this book, firstly because the characters are so wonderful. Although the story revolves mainly around the characters introduced above, the story introduces a number of other characters. There is Brit, Casey’s maddeningly self-obsessed friend who will let nobody ruin her wedding, contrasted with Morgan the sweet but ruthlessly devoted lady who together make-up Casey’s best-friends. The syrupy sweet Cooper who is loveable and charming, matched with the equally delightful and adorable Emma who are also Casey’s roommates, and then Casey’s sister and mother Libby and Terri (with an I) who are chalk and cheese, constantly rubbing each other up the wrong way. Although it seems like a lot of characters for the plot to deal with each of them is individually built up so you have a real understanding of their traits individually. Most of my enjoyment of a book revolves more around learning about the characters and a strong understanding of each of the different stories is pivotal to this.The plot moves with pace and the writing style is smoothly written which is really needed. At times the plot does become a little haphazard because so much is going on, but because the pace moves with speed it really just moves you along with it. I normally would find concluding a book was unbelievable a problem but here because of the strong characters and the pace it works and instead just makes the whole thing a little more wonderful. I liked the way the author places the four, (Casey, J.B, Cooper and Emma) in the same house living together, it allowed for many intimate moments between the characters and allowed each of them to shine in their own special way. I wish I could have seen more into Cooper and Emma’s relationship because I would love to have both of them as my friends but this is a small personal complaint. I want to take a second to really compliment the author on her ability to weave and mix characters stories so well, I thought that it was going to become muddled but it was all handled and planned out very well.I really enjoyed the little snippets from Casey’s old fashioned pregnancy book; contrasting the current events with the beliefs of the time of this olde-worlde book just showed how times have changed and the irony of the comments made me giggle and was a lovely little addition to the story as a whole. The book manages the difference between dialogue and description very well, there is never too much or too little of the other and writing it all from one perspective means the book stays coherent and there is no room for mistake as to who it talking which is always a bonus for me.Two minor issues, I haven’t given away too much above because if I say one thing it will all come spilling out but I thought the plot-line with David could have been explained a little more because it’s quite quickly done despite the length of the book (trying not to give too much away!) I also thought the mother-daughter war that was waging throughout the book could have been looked into more because it felt more prevalent than it was given due. Overall I thought this book was sparky and interesting with a great subject matter, it moved with pace and with a serious understanding and attention to character detail which I loved. A little more attention to certain plot-lines and little less heavy handedness in terms of making the events believable but overall I seriously enjoyed this book!*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-26 10:28

    Casey Samms is a single, 35 year old kindergarten teacher who has had terrible luck with men. Desperate to have a baby, she’s decided to give up dating to pursue insemination by an anonymous donor. While none of her family or friends seems to support this idea, she’s determined to go through with it… until David, a former boyfriend Casey has always regretted dumping, walks back into her life. She’s determined to make it work with him this time around, to have both love and a baby, until life surprises her in a very unexpected way.I thought this story was very interesting, and I like that it broached the subject of artificial insemination, not something you often read about in novels. It was very interesting to read about how Casey came to that decision, and the reactions she received from her loved ones. I also really liked the setting of where Casey lived. She lived in a large house with three of her friends, and it sounded like quite a fun set up to me! The characters were strong, with very distinct personalities. I felt strong reactions to several of them, particularly her self-centered, soon to be married friend, Brit (she was so rude!). All of this said, there were a lot of things I really enjoyed about this novel! One downside was that it was somewhat slow moving for me. I think it felt that way because I had a hard time relating to Casey and this story. While I plan on having babies of my own someday, I’m not yet at the stage where Casey is, who is quite desperate to get pregnant and right now. I think if I had been at that stage in my life, I would have enjoyed this novel better. I’m definitely going to pass this on to my pregnant sister-in-law next – I think she’ll love it because she will totally be able to relate to Casey! Holly Kerr is definitely a talented writer, and even though I didn’t click 100% with this particular story, I will definitely read whatever else she writes!Note: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-06 09:14

    I adored this book. At first I was unsure of how I felt, being that the main character, Casey Samms, wanted a baby so badly that she was willing to do almost anything. But then I fell in love with her quirky personality, her slightly clumsy ways, and her boy problems. I mean, it's not every day you find bump into an ex, thinking there's a chance to rekindle the flame and make him the baby-daddy, only to get the shock of your life.Then we add Casey's flames, from the roommate that was in love to her to the roommate she "falls" into bed with every few months ... and then there's the soon to be ex she caught doing what with a girl in a church?! There were so many twists and turns, and the quirky characters were so loveable! Well, with the exception of Casey's "friend" Brit. I really wanted to reach into the book and shake her ... but at least she got what was coming to her. Holly Kerr really brings you into the book and makes the characters come alive. This was a very well written, and edited, chick lit book. Perfect for a bath and wine, or a read on the beach. Be warned, though, that I picked it up and finished it the next day. I was hooked.

  • Mary Lou Hoffman
    2019-05-17 14:27

    Category /Genre: Contemporary RomanceReceived from: Holly Kerr (in exchange for an honest review)Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual contentGrammar/editing: A – near perfectBaby! It’s all Casey has thought about for years. She wants a baby. She obsesses over each man she meets, comparing him to her criteria for a father to her child.Baby? In her single-mindedness, Casey makes a decision to try it alone.Baby!? Then she gets a surprise, or two, or…This was a fun story to read. I could not put it down. I didn’t want to put it down. It was a quick, easy, quirky read. I can’t decide who I liked best in this book. All of the characters are people I would want as my friends, except maybe for Terri (with an i).I will definitely read any book created by Ms. Kerr.

  • Leslie Huggans
    2019-04-27 12:17

    This book was pleasantly surprising for me. The first sentence made me laugh out loud. I’m in an age group in which all we talk about is pregnancy and I thought….seriously, do I need to read about it too? I’m glad I did. The main character is lovable and I could easily identify with her – even though I don’t want kids, I could identify with wanting something that was just out of your grasp. I think this is a must read for all the ladies who want to be or have been pregnant. What I liked about this story is that the characters were real with flaws, and not the superficial trite flaws that you get a lot in chick lit. I look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Senona Macias
    2019-05-04 14:16

    I received this from a First Reads Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion.This was a fantastic read!! I could not put it down because I had to know what was happening in Casey's life. Casey is a 35 year old and her biological is ticking, actually it has been ticking a while since becoming a mother has been her life long dream. She is coming off a break up with a bad guy and does not know how to accomplish her dream. Between a fling with her room mate, and an old boyfriend showing up again she may make that happen. Was nice to read this because so many women are in this stage in thier lives.

  • Shadow
    2019-04-30 07:13

    A lovely story about a woman desiring for a baby. A little slow to start with but does have you urging on and wanting to know more. Perhaps, because as a woman it is very relatable- the talk about babies and pregnancy and the very judgmental approach of relatives and family when a single woman wants a baby without the burden of a partner. If you liked movies like "The Back-up Plan" and "The Switch", you'd probably know what I'm talking about. A nice light-hearted story with deeper themes entwined in its tale.

  • Drew Constance
    2019-05-14 12:04

    3.5 StarsQuick thoughts: A frustrating, but heartwarming story about pregnancy in modern times.You can find my review over on the blog on January 19thhttp://bittenbybooklust.blogspot.com.au

  • Paige
    2019-05-23 13:24

    I just won this book in the goodreads giveaway and can't wait to read it!! I'll update my review once I have received and read it :D

  • Elissa Mahler
    2019-05-19 10:04

    I was blessed with a free copy of this book, and have chosen of my own volition to share this review.A tale of one woman who goes through a tumultuous journey of discovering that she is pregnant. Starting with a sad scene at a friend's wedding, which follows the main character home. She makes some poor choices, and low and behold she winds up pregnant. Pregnant with triplets with her upstairs neighbor. This story chronicles their journey from friends to a family of five. A bit predictable, but overall a lighthearted fun read. There is a low amount of sexual content, but none of it is graphic.