“Jennifer Coburn’s Tales From the Crib is a deliciously fun, laugh-out-loud read about one woman’s journey toward motherhood. You won’t be able to put this book down until you arrive at the final, satisfying page.”
– Emily Giffin, author of Something Blue
“I absolutely loved this book. Jennifer Coburn has written a smart, modern day tale that will have you laughing out loud through every delicious page.”
– Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles
Reading about Lucy Klein is like rooting for your funny best friend. An uplifting, highly amusing tale that will have readers laughing, crying, but most of all staying with this heroine because they want her to find her happily ever after.”
– Adele Parks, author of Playing Away
Talk about bad timing!
When Lucy Klein gets her positive pregnancy results, she’s overjoyed. She and her husband Jack have been trying to get pregnant for years throughout their rocky marriage. But before she can tell him the big news, Jack has something he needs to announce – he wants a divorce!
Rather than split up, Lucy and Jack decide to live together as friends. This way, they can share expenses and parenting responsibilities. Co-parenting is a fine deal for Jack who is back in the dating scene by Lucy’s third trimester of pregnancy, but is a frustrating one for Lucy who has unfulfilled sexual fantasies about every man from restaurant delivery boys to puppeteers.
Meanwhile, Lucy’s mother is taking over her life. The grand dame of Planet Earth, Anjoli frequently visits her daughter to share her own brand of maternal wisdom.
As Anjoli leaves her Drama Queen bookstore to “help” Lucy with baby Adam, the new grandmother has an affair with baby’s pediatrician, hosts two weddings (including cousin Kimmy’s wedding to herself), and constantly frets about which kind of pie to serve guests. With a cast of family and friends from Lucy’s Jewish aunts to Junior League neighbor, Candace, Tales From the Crib is the story of how one baby can bring people together – so they can drive each other nuts!