Bye Baby Bunting

Tannis Laidlaw

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Bye Baby Bunting

Bye Baby Bunting Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereAn unwanted pregnancy A kidnapping Escape University student Jemma Howell s life has turned upside down she s pregnant and her boyfri

  • Title: Bye Baby Bunting
  • Author: Tannis Laidlaw
  • ISBN: 9781477487372
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereAn unwanted pregnancy A kidnapping Escape University student Jemma Howell s life has turned upside down she s pregnant and her boyfriend has just died A lawyer has Jemma sign away the child to her dead boyfriend s parents, the wealthy Winchesters Some six months after giving birth, Jemma is stillLibrarian s Note An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereAn unwanted pregnancy A kidnapping Escape University student Jemma Howell s life has turned upside down she s pregnant and her boyfriend has just died A lawyer has Jemma sign away the child to her dead boyfriend s parents, the wealthy Winchesters Some six months after giving birth, Jemma is still obsessed with her baby s welfare A chance opportunity occurs She makes a split second decision She is now a kidnapper and on the run Detective Constable Tim Findlay is assigned to the Winchester kidnapping, his first big case In the course of the investigation, he and his partner uncover deeply hidden secrets of the Winchester family For Tim, the difference between right and wrong becomes blurred BYE BABY BUNTING is a page turning psychological thriller that explores society s attitudes to single parenting and adoption and the laws that apply to birth mother, child and adoptive parents The story takes place in Auckland, New Zealand, Hawaii and Winnipeg, Canada between 1963 and the present.

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    1. Jenna Brooks on said:

      I just finished reading - savoring, actually - Tannis Laidlaw's BYE BABY BUNTING.I have to tell you, I'm plenty annoyed.Not with the novel, not at all - it's absolutely fabulous. I'm annoyed with myself. As one who sees the world and all its moral issues in black-and-white, I was firmly caught in the gray areas of law vs. justice, justice vs. morality, and morality vs. love. This story had me rooting for kidnappers. I crossed my fingers and hoped that fugitives made a clean break, and that a ban [...]

    2. Alexis on said:

      Sigh. It's over. This was a morally complex story made interesting by its varying perspectives. A young unwed mother signs over her baby daughter to be adopted by the child's paternal grandparents. Said young, unwed mother snatches the baby back. A young detective and his partner uncover shameful family secrets while working the case. So begins this grand international amusement park ride in print. The characters are believable and I didn't want to part with them. Well worth the read!

    3. Myrna on said:

      I came across this in the giveaway section. Glad I gave it a try! Very original plot. Nothing like I've read before. It starts in New Zealand during the 60s when Jenna finds herself pregnant. She gives up her baby for adoption and then kidnaps her. Had to read to find out what happened. Lots to think about in this book: parenthood, love, secrets, happiness vs. misery, and right vs. wrong.

    4. Cindi Butcher on said:

      I received this book from the Giveaway. The book was able to grab my attention right away. It was hard for me to put down once I started reading. The story touches on real emotions of an unwed mother and the dilemma she faces when looking to raise her child alone. She makes choices she regrets and doesn't know how to correct. This leads to a number of actions that are motivated by love and fear.I felt Jemma's despair, fear, confusion and love throughout the book. I could see her maturing right [...]

    5. Christoph Fischer on said:

      "Bye Baby Bunting" by Tannis Laidlaw is a fascinating story about a complex moral dilemma: What if a woman is persuaded to give up her child and then changes her mind?The story starts in 1964 and ends in present day. It is told in separate narratives, one about the hunt for and the actual kidnapping of the baby by its biological mother; the other narrative is about the hunt for the baby kidnapper by the Tim from the police.This is a great story with plot surprises, some clever exploration of the [...]

    6. Bronwyn on said:

      A very well thought out story, well told. The Author has put in a lot of background work to create a story that spans several decades and two countries.The moral dilemma that underlies the story intrigued me, and it is that depth that makes it remain in my memory, whereas so often the plots of other novels are soon forgotten.I found myself caring about the characters, and that too created some tension because being able to see two sides of the dilemma put me right in the centre of the action. It [...]

    7. Catherine Mayo on said:

      Tannis Laidlaw’s novel Bye Baby Bunting is a sensitive and vivid exploration of the emotional and legal minefields of illegitimacy and adoption in the early 1960’s. Jemma Howell becomes pregnant halfway through her university degree; shortly afterwards her boyfriend Barry, father of her unborn child, dies suddenly of a heart problem. Her only close family member - her widowed mother – lives on the other side of the world and cannot be told. Distressed and confused by her double misfortune, [...]

    8. Susan Tarr on said:

      Another wonderfully complex work. Laidlaw knows exactly how to construct her plots so no one can presume the outcome. She took my mind, and played with it; one page I was fully on the side of the law, and the next batting for justice, then for love and family. I tend to be a black and white person so when I find I am swayed first one way and then the other, I’m compelled to sit back and ask myself which stand I am for and which I am not. I surprised myself by finding I had no concrete stand as [...]

    9. Reeca Elliott on said:

      I enjoyed many parts of this book. The story is unique and creative. It does sort of get bogged down In the middle. Almost as if the author was making it longer. However, the story line keeps you reading because of its originality.

    10. Indiebrag on said:

      We are proud to announce that BYE BABY BUNTING by Tannis Laidlaw is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

    11. Toni L. on said:

      What can I say about this book, but really good.Kept you reading to see how everyone madeout. Will recommend.

    12. John Dolan on said:

      Having read one of Ms. Laidlaw's 'Iron Writer' collections, I was interested to see how she tackled a full-length novel.'Bye Baby Bunting' is a slow-burn thriller which handles parental matters sensitively, as well as presenting a social commentary on the issues raised. At the heart of the novel are ethical dilemmas for the characters - but also for the reader to resolve for themselves. The story arc is carefully constructed, weaving its events skilfully. Ms. Laidlaw knows how to write about hea [...]

    13. Mrs. Schonour on said:

      The plot definitely kept me interested and rooting for the kidnappers! This idea is very unique, but seemed a little predictable. The characters are sometimes not believable, but it is set in the 1960s in New Zealand. I really like the use of Kiwi slang and the research clearly done by the author of the country and of the other setting locations.

    14. chelepissbcglobal.net on said:

      Excellent book.A beautiful and heartwarming story that kept me interested from the very first page until the book ended. I was sorry it was over because I was hoping for more and more.

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