Q also has plenty of time to get deeply involved with a co-worker who feeds Q's sweet tooth while pressing her for advice on her illicit affair. Q becomes involved in a legal dispute between some elderly neighbors and their landlord, too. As if that weren't enough to keep her mind occupied, she begins to ponder on her own past family dynamics.
Q is an engaging and charming heroine. She tells her story in diary form, which works perfectly to let the reader get a full glimpse into all that in going on in her mind. BED REST is chick-lit grown up with a heroine who has found a life for herself, but still has questions about its meaning. Her husband,Tom, is loving, but he has pressures of his own. The author has developed an assortment of secondary characters who will keep you laughing.
Even if you have never been pregnant, you will have a whole new empathy for mothers-to-be. Ms. Bliston balances humor and honesty in this captivating debut novel. The author promises a sequel, SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, and I will be first in line to read it.