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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Bilston Narrator: Elizabeth Sastr Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a charming and witty novel, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career woman who finds her pregnancy a breeze -- until she's ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest.

Quinn "Q" Boothroyd is a young British lawyer married to an American and living in New York City. She's checked off most of the boxes on her "Modern Woman's List of Things to Do Before Hitting 30," and her busy working life has been relatively painless. But when her doctor tells her she must spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin. Initially bored and frustrated, Q's days soon fill up as she tries to reconnect with her workaholic husband, provide legal advice for her sweet Greek neighbor, find romance for a loyal co-worker, forge new emotional bonds with her mother and sisters, and figure out who will keep her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches.

Q experiences adventures on the couch she never would have encountered in the law firm, and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life -- above all about the little one growing inside of her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Honest and irreverent yet humorous…I laughed out loud and couldn’t put it down.” 

    Marian Keyes, New York Times bestselling author of Anybody Out There?

  • “Even if you’ve never been pregnant you’ll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel as I was.” 

    Plum Sykes, New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes

  • Bed Rest is funny, sweet, heart-aching, suspenseful, and full of insight. Pure entertainment.” 

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of Natural Born Charmer

  • “She succeeds in making the hundrum hilarious.” 

    Washington Post Book World

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lthelibrarylover | 1/10/2014

    " I liked this book. Often books make pregnancy look glamorous and easy. This book reminds us that many people have difficult pregnancies. I can't imagine months of bed rest, it would drive me crazy. The book also looks the effect of pregnancy on partners, something often overlooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tawna Hamalainen | 12/28/2013

    " An easy read! Ordered the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicky | 12/6/2013

    " So far so good, not as cheesy as some chick lit "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rachel | 11/23/2013

    " This was read in the library whilst killing time. It wasn't bad enough to put down, but it was rather silly. Still, a bit more challenging than Skippyjon. :) "

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About the Author

Sarah Bilston was born and raised in Suffolk, England. She attended University College London from 1991 to 1995, receiving a BA in English literature and an MA in Anglo-American literary relations. She attended Somerville College (Oxford University) from 1995 to 2000, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2000. Her thesis on representations of girlhood in Victorian womens fiction became a book entitled The Awkward Age in Womens Popular Fiction, 1850–1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood. In 2001 Bilston married and moved to Connecticut, where she now lives with her family.