Summer Baby

The Summer Series, Book 3

Fiction - Chick Lit
107 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2017
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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Summer Baby is the third installment of The Summer Series, written by Beth Labonte. Against all odds, Summer Hartwell and Graham Blenderman have finally tied the knot, but are having trouble conceiving a child. When Summer’s mother embarrassingly stumbles onto their little secret, Summer’s life becomes one hilarious nightmare after the next, as all four desperate grandparents-in-waiting patiently await an heir to their bloodlines. After thirteen months of trying, Summer and Graham are ecstatic to find they are about to become parents, until the grandparents step in and try to take over everything, from buying baby clothes right through to who will be walking the baby down the aisle when the next generation prepares to wed.

I had to apologize to my husband on several occasions, as I was unable to stop reading Summer Baby once I’d started – and ending my fabulous literary journey at a lively 4.30 a.m. Summer’s mother didn’t fail to get a standing ovation in hysterical laughter in the first two books of the Summer Series, and Summer Baby was no exception to the rule. I chuckled, snorted and, at times, cried from laughing so hard at the brilliantly written tale which Beth Labonte has presented, showing the difficulties which are sometimes experienced when trying to becoming a mother. It is difficult to enjoy pending motherhood when your own parents refuse to let you be an adult, regardless of your age. The harrowing journey just to make it down the aisle was hard enough, but when your mother chastises your choice of new unladylike underwear at the cashier, or your choice in potential baby names (What about Dick?), the hilarity leads right up to the big event, with fears that Graham’s father will want to record the birth. I wholeheartedly enjoyed this new chapter in Summer Blenderman’s crazy life, and recommend it to all fans of well-written humor, who are not afraid to laugh out loud in public places.