Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. By the time she’s 28 years old, British -born Quinn Bed Rest – Kindle edition by Sarah Bilston. Download it once. In this humorous and touching debut, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career a breeze – until she’s ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest. Three months of bed rest forces a pregnant lawyer to reexamine her life.

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Aug 02, Diana H. Sarau, or Q as she is affectionately called, decides to write a diary about her weeks on bed rest for her child to read one day but as bed rest starts to take it’s toll, Q soon realizes that her life may not be the perfect life within which to raise a child.

I feel a bit bad giving this book only one star. Dances around some major life stresses, keeping the book from being much more than brain candy. Watching an old person come near to doing himself harm is entertaining?

She is some sort of high powered lawyer in New York that is put on bed rest for 3ish months because of some complication with her pregnancy. I also couldn’t imagine This was an average chick-lit type of read. I am pregnant and on bed rest albeit for different reasons than the main character but I was not that impressed by the writing or the story.

All wrapped up with a nice little bow in the last ten pages or so. I liked it because unlike those novels which are romantic in tone, th Currently, I am thoroughly enjoying this book which I misjudged. It’s unlikely I’ll pick Bed Rest was a surprisingly disappointing novel. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


This book was pretty good.

Bed Rest by Sarah Bilston

Quinn Boothroyd managed to neglect her personal life for years. They are both high powered corporate attorneys with a small but great NY apartment who are both crazy about each other Q experiences adventures on the couch she never would have encountered in the law firm and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life — above all, about the little one growing inside her. A little too fairytale.

Q is a grown up grappling with major issues of a workaholic husband, down right cruel sister, boredom Bed Rest turned out to be a much more mature story than I expected. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book manages to stay relatively breezy, nonetheless, and ultimately avoids truly facing the issues of Q’s marriage which is the heart of the plot, largely secondary to her being on bed rest or the health of the baby.

However as a Bo The question on the cover is ‘Can you live your life without leaving your bed? Vilston assuming HOPING that eventually she will realize sarag an awful, awful person she is and come to realize that she bilstoj to stop being such a bitch to people around her, but honestly, I can’t deal with her until then. A frustrating, lonely, cookie-eating time. Jan 19, Nancy rated it liked it.

As a woman once diagnosed with placenta previa during her first pregnancy I recall the doctor talking about blood “literally pouring off the table” if things went wrong and also sentenced to bed rest, I empathized with Q’s bed-rest trials: That’s obviously why the blurbs on the dust cover are comparing the book to the shopaholic books. At the end, this mom delivered a healthy baby – and that’s all that matters.


But, let’s face it, it didn’t do itself any favours.


She is a totally awful stuck up horrible person. Three stars because of the rushed ending along with a few other flaws. Q is pregnant but there are complications so she has to spend the final 3 months of her pregnancy in bed. Well, this would ber the answer. Thinking it was another shallow yet enjoyable book in the genre of “chick lit” by another British author.

Sarah Bilston is associate professor of literature at Trinity College. All in all a good and easy read. Jul 17, Hilary rated it really liked it Shelves: Somehow it all works out in the end. All wrapped up with a nice little bow in the last The main character was gest unlikeable. This was an o As I go through as many pregnancy books as possible with my first bee, some of these books just didn’t need to be written.

The main character “Q” is put on bed rest for 10 weeks and the entire time is negative and complains about everything. Mar 18, Abigail the Fangirl rated it liked it. I wanted to read this because it was about pregnancy, and I want to have children eventually and the maternal clock is ticking so I thought maybe reading about someone being pregnant would sort of scratch that itch in the meantime, but this sure wasn’t the right book for that. It was a tiring read and I was happy to be finished it.