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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As a woman once diagnosed with placenta previa during her warah 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: On the surface it is a witty tale of a woman ordered to be on bed rest for the remaining 15 weeks of her pregnancy.

Bedrest is a very quick read, could probably be finished in an afternoon. It’s a lot of work and more boredom. When the Boothroyd women fly over to assist Q, personalities clash ged the reader is finally given something meaty to feast on.

BED REST by Sarah Bilston | Kirkus Reviews

Crap crap crap chicklit. The book is written in a diary format, which didn’t work for me. Sarah Bilston is British but lives in Connecticut. I had gone to the library to pick up some books I had on hold and decided to buzz through the fiction section while there.

All she has to journal about is what takes place in her home–guests, relationships, etc. Got this at a garage sale with a box full of other books Jul 17, Hilary rated it really liked it Shelves: The demands of being a successful corporate lawyer in New York meant Q her snappy nickname and her husband, Tom, spent most days amassing huge billable hours.

But di I feel a bit bad giving this book only one star. Boredom quickly sets in and then turns to panic as Q realizes she and her husband are woefully unprepared for the baby. It wasn’t entertaining or funny or keeping you on the edge of your seat in any way.



I’m still wondering where the “laugh out loud” humor was in the book. I am thoroughly surprised that this novel, although comedic in tone, wrestles with some incredibly strong conflicts which I am enjoying thoroughly. I was looking for Sophie Kinsella books on my Scribd app and they didn’t have what I wanted, so they suggested Bed Rest. As a woman once diagnosed with placenta previa during her first pregnancy I recall the doctor talking about blood “literally pouring off the Quinn Boothroyd, expat Brit married to American lawyer Tom and currently pregnant with their first child, discovers a major glitch in the pregnancy besides the fact that her and Tom’s high-stress life is going to be impossible once the baby arrives: Besides the fact that as I suspected the author wrapped up all the angst of th The cover says, ‘Even if you’ve never been pregnant you’ll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel as I was.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Well, the author did a good j This book was pretty good.

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. The part of the book that worked for me was when Q dealt with her fears for her baby. But did I stop reading? I found myself more involved and introspective than I had anticipated. They are both high powered corporate attorneys with a small but great NY apartment who are both crazy about each other I had a pretty good sense that I would not finish the book, right from the start, but I try to go at least 50 pages in before I set a novel aside.

Q’s assessment of the situation was that it was highly entertaining? The main character “Q” is put on bed rest for 10 weeks and the entire time is negative and complains about everything. Aug 02, Diana H.


Currently, I am thoroughly enjoying this book which Bwd misjudged. But ultimately, there is not enough of a storyline to warrant this long of a book. But the final straw?

Refresh and try saarh. 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. So I give up! This novel all though dragging at times was overall a fun read and certainly not predictable! Books Sarah Bilston Bed Rest. It had its funny moments as Quinn “Q” Boothroyd, a workaholic lawyer who recently made the move from London to New york with her American-born husband, Tom, was succumbed to bed rest for the last three months of her pregnancy after doctors find her amniotic fluids to be too low.

Bed Rest was a surprisingly disappointing novel.

So, no, I don’t feel bad about awarding one star. Aug 17, Jaclyn Day rated it really liked it. Q the main character performs one act of kindness throughout the whole book, but the truth is, she only did it because she was bored on bedrest and had nothing better to do. She also deals with family stuff. Praise for Bed Rest.

Q is pregnant but there are complications so she has to spend the final 3 months of her pregnancy in bed. This was a good audio book and my first by Sarah Bilston. Dances around some major life stresses, keeping the book from being much more than brain candy.