Three Girls and a Baby (Three Girls #1) By: Rachel Schurig
Ginny McKensie’s life is spiraling out of control. Finished with college, she should have been planning her wedding. After all, Ginny and Josh were made for each other—everyone said so. Except the love of her life didn’t agree. Now Ginny is back in her hometown, unwillingly single, and stuck in a dead-end job. When she discovers she’s pregnant, Ginny is convinced her life is ending. Instead of planning a future with Josh, she’s learning the truth about morning sickness, juggling bills, and seeing just how far designer jeans can stretch. Her life-plan never included dating again (not even with her too-hot new boss), or being a single mother at 23. Now, with the help of her best friends, Annie and Jen, Ginny must try to re-imagine—and rebuild—a life she never wanted.
I thought this was going to be a romance but it wasn’t. It had romantic elements but it was more of a story about a girl who started to finally grow up. There were parts, especially at the beginning, where I just wanted to scream at her. I had a hard time relating to her, mainly because when I got pregnant I was so desperately happy but her pregnancy was a mistake. So I didn’t have much in common with the main character.
Her character developed though and by the end she wasn’t that same self absorbed little girl that didn’t know what she wanted in life. She had a purpose and it wasn’t just being a mom, she hadn’t jumped from burying herself from one person to her baby. She had a job that she really enjoyed and was moving up in it.
I did have a hard time taking someone seriously that thought being a bookstore clerk was a good career decision but whatever, it worked out for her. It’s a book.