Monday, August 31, 2009

Bundle of Trouble

This giveaway is closed.
Kellie from Training Up a Child is the lucky winner.
Thanks to all who entered!

Our fourth Birthday Party sponsor is Diana Orgain.

Diana Orgain is a writer, teacher, actor, and now a published author. Her first book,Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery), is about a first time mom named Kate Connelly. After having her first child, Kate decides that she does not want to return to work outside of her home. However, she knows that she needs to be able to contribute to her household income. After Kate finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation, she launches her new career as a private investigator.

Bundle of Trouble is the first of a new series called The Maternal Instincts Mystery Series. In this series child development information will be intertwined with Kate's development as a private investigator. When her baby first starts seeing ~ Kate finds clue. When baby can hold her head ~ Kate has a moment of pride in her investigation. Thus, Book One is all about the first six weeks of a baby's development; Book Two is month two; Book Three is month three, and so on.

I recently finished Bundle of Trouble and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I could immediately identify with Kate. Her thoughts, fears, frustrations, and hopes were all things I had experienced as a new mother. Like Kate, the thought of going back to work after my maternity leave haunted me. I was so in love with my new little one that I could not imagine being away from her for 8 hours a day. I found it inspirational that Kate positively uses her feelings of dread as motivation. This motivation, of being able to spend more time with her new little one, enables her to muster up the courage to begin a new career. How brave!

In addition to wanting to befriend Kate, I also enjoyed the suspense of this book. It made me wish that I could stay awake a little bit longer, so that I could read more. I will eagerly await the release of the next book in the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series.

As much as I enjoyed this book, I know a first time mommy would really appreciate it. If you know someone who is expecting you have to purchase it for her. Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery)would be an adorable shower gift!

Click here to read an excerpt.

For this giveaway one winner will receive Bundle of Trouble.

To enter the giveaway ~ Leave us a comment about your favorite "New Mom" or pregnancy-related book.

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Giveaway ends Sept. 8.

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Gidget Girl Reading said...

oh i love these type of books! I read another stay at home mommy mystery series!

I hope i get a chance to read this! :)

Goat Gal said...

Wow this sound like a totally fun series. I can't really say that I have read any new mom or favorite pregnancy books. So this would be my first.

windycindy said...

What an intriguing idea for a book!
One new mom book that I enjoyed is
The New Mom's Survival Guide!
Please enter me in your book drawing.
Many thanks.....Cindi

windycindy said...

I am following Diana Orgain on Twitter. Thanks, Cindi

Anonymous said...

What a great concept for a book; I'm intrigued. I must admit I didn't read many pregnancy books, with the exception of WHAT TO EXPECT & it's first year partner. I think I read and reread these.

Great party :-)

Unknown said...

This series sounds so good!

My fave baby book is the baby whisperer - I couldn't have survived without her scheduling technique!

KR said...

I always give the book Someday to new Moms.


KR said...

I'm following Diana on Twitter - sumrthyme


Kellie said...

My favorite new mom book I got was a gift book called the The Gift of Motherhood...each page had adorable pictures of mother animals with their was the sweetest book.

Nadia said...

i really enjoyed dr sears baby book

Mama Jenn said...

I had hear about mommy mystery books and wanted to try reading one!!! This one sounds great! The one book that I referenced with all five of my kiddos was the "What to Expect When you are Expecting" books.

Carson's Mom said...

i need a book like this...i hope I get a chance to read it.

Lady Mama said...

Looks like a great book! I found the Baby Whisperer book helpful for both my children.


Lady Mama said...

I'm also following Diana on Twitter. :)

Keri said...

sounds really intriguing- mom turned detective... just another task on mom's never ending checklist!

the only parenting book that i have used that i like are the "what to expect" books- i love the toddler one!