From Here to Maternity

  • Title: From Here to Maternity
  • Author: Sinéad Moriarty
  • ISBN: 9781844880683
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Here to Maternity From Here to Maternity Sin ad Moriarty s third novel is the story tells the story of Emma Hamilton who embarks on the path to adopting a baby when she and her husband can t conceive It manages to be
    From Here to Maternity, Sin ad Moriarty s third novel, is the story tells the story of Emma Hamilton who embarks on the path to adopting a baby when she and her husband can t conceive It manages to be both hilarious and incredibly moving and is comparable to the writing of Marian Keyes in its ability to balance light and shade in a heart warming, thoughtful and satisfyingFrom Here to Maternity, Sin ad Moriarty s third novel, is the story tells the story of Emma Hamilton who embarks on the path to adopting a baby when she and her husband can t conceive It manages to be both hilarious and incredibly moving and is comparable to the writing of Marian Keyes in its ability to balance light and shade in a heart warming, thoughtful and satisfying story.Just as Emma Hamilton and her husband James become parents of an eight month old Russian baby, Yuri, they find out that Emma is pregnant Which is a bit of a shock since they had come to terms with not being able to have children.Emma discovers that having her dreams come true brings a whole new set of problems as she is faced with well meaning friends and family and not so well meaning maternity Nazis telling her how to be a mother.Only her wonderful calm long suffering husband, a mad family that makes her look like the down to earth sensible one, and fantastic friends whose lives are even crazier than her own, keep Emma from losing it, and in the end she comes through with her usual mix of humour, good natured hysteria and real heart.

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    About Sinéad Moriarty


    1. Sin ad was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books Her mother is an author of children s books Growing up, Sinead says she was inspired by watching her mother writing at the kitchen table and then being published From that moment on, her childhood dream was to write a novel.After university, she went to live in Paris and then London It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London that she began to write creatively in her spare time after work, at lunch times and, truth be told, during work hours.After a couple of years toying with ideas, she joined a creative writing group and began to write The Baby Trail The bitter sweet comedy of a couple struggling to conceive hit a nerve in publishing circles It was snapped up by Penguin Publishing in the UK and Ireland and has, to date, been translated into twenty languages.Since writing The Baby Trail, Sinead has moved back to Dublin where she lives with her husband, two sons and baby girl.Her second book A Perfect Match has been published worldwide The US version of A Perfect Match is called The Right Fit Her third novel From Here to Maternity is the third installment of the Emma Hamilton series Her fourth book In My Sister s Shoes is about two sisters who help save each other Her fifth book has been published under two different titles Whose Life Is It Anyway in Ireland and Keeping it in the Family in the UK.Her sixth book, Pieces of my Heart, about a family dealing with a terrible crisis, went straight in at number 1 in the Irish charts and was nominated for an Irish Book Award.Her seventh book Me and My Sisters went straight in at number 1 in the Irish charts and was nominated for an Irish Book Award.Her most recent novel Mad About You is the fourth novel in the Emma Hamilton Series.


    766 Comments


    1. Not quite as satisfying a read as the other two books in the series because the author tried to elevate two supporting characters into much more major ones with a story of their own to tell. Other than that, standard chicklit - a good, quick read that's a bit like a nice big bar of chocolate, delicious at the time but you've forgotten about it before suppertime.

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    2. Emma is married to James they have been trying for a baby for some time, they have had fertility treatments and still no joy, they decide to adopt a Russian boy called Yuri (10 months old), Emma finds out she is pregnant, they are over the moon.However Emma finds things hard as Yuri won’t settle she is tired and has Morning sickness. Her mum is fussing and poking her nose in where it’s not wanted her brother is getting married to an unsuitable wife, and her best friend’s husband is getting [...]

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    3. I usually don't like British humor - the terminology is foreign - Yet, this book was just lovely. The humor is spot on and it stems from being so true. Come on, you've seen people running to get their luggages at airports, right? And also seen how some people are standing right at the mouth of the conveyer belt? How is that not funny!?!?! They attack their suitcases like bees attacking someone who's poked their hive!Loved this book!Song for the story: here

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    4. LOVED IT!Enjoyed it very very much,disliked Babs a lot wanted to smack her till she turns black blue other then that loved all characters and their back stories.Do not want to give any spoilers so will end my review here itself:)Wonderful Fun readRecommend it

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    5. Great book. Love a happy ending!

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    6. This is the first Sinead Moriarty book that I have read. A fun and quick read. There's a lot of warmth emanating from the pages. I didn't realise this book was a sequel. It works well as a standalone book. I would definitely read more books by this author.

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    7. Another great book. I highly recommend this author.

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    8. Delicious, funny and touching final installment of Emma Hamilton's struggles to become a mother. Just as Emma and her husband James become parents of eight-month-old Russian baby, Yuri, they also find out that Emma is pregnant. Emma discovers that having her dreams come true brings a whole new set of problems as she is faced with well-meaning friends and family – and not-so-well-meaning maternity nazis – telling her how to be a mother. Only her wonderful calm long-suffering husband, a mad fa [...]

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    9. babies r like buses emma and james have been trying for a family for years but everything has failed. so they look at adoption and find a 10 month boy called yuri in russia. the emma finds she is pregnant . they r overwhelmed with what looking after a baby entails especially with emma in her condition. plus they have her interfering mother, a brother marrying a persian girl, 2 friends - one married and other a new bride and an outrageous sister who will do anything for fame and fortune great ch [...]

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    10. This was surprisingly good! Again in my attempt to actually read the hordes of books I have stuffed in every nook and cranny in my house I found this the other day and said I'd give it a go. So its Irish and I may be a tad biased but I do love some Irish references in a book! I would have preferred one of the characters to have been the coach of Munster not Leinster though!! Anyway its a really funny read with the main characters mother being possibly the truest and therefore funniest character [...]

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    11. 10/10Love itI laughed and cried throughout this book. Found myself nodding to most things said about motherhood in this book.This is the third in a series about Emma and James Hamilton. Having gone through Trying for a baby and fertility treatment in book one, than adoption in book two, this third book takes them on a journey of parenthood. As they finalize the adoption of their Russian son Yuri, Emma finds out she is pregnant. So on top of having a one year old to deal with Emma and James have [...]

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    12. OMG. I loved this book. It reminded me of all kind of things Dublin, pregnancy, parents, motherhood, friendship, sibling, etc. It is what you call a perfect story which you can relate to. All the character are so real. I actually can understand the frustration which Emma felt about everything, trying to get pregnant and when stop trying, you get pregnant :D and of course, lets not forget the advices from mom and your experianced friends :roll: when you are pregnant. Motherhood with baby crying, [...]

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    13. Na jó, itt már tényleg abba kell hagyni a történetet. Az elején kicsit sokat vette el az előzmények ismertetése azok kedvéért, akik esetleg nem olvasták, vagy régebben volt szerencséjük a könyvhöz. Aztán meg túl sok lett a történetszál, Emma testvérei, barátnője és férjének problémái stb s elég hamar elhagyták a számomra érdekesebb gyerekneveléssel való foglalkozást. De legalábbis az előzményekhez képest e szál kifejtésének alapossága alulmaradt a vá [...]

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    14. i've always wanted to read sinead moriarty as my next chic-lit author, and this was surprisingly easy to read. she likes to write in a straightforward manner and in simple short sentences, like how i would advise my pupils to write (but of course they don't.) this book is funny with a typical irish humour (you'll know what i mean if you read it) and has issues like motherhood vs career, which i think speaks to girls in our day and age. this was an surprisingly enjoyable read, was able to read it [...]

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    15. I have read this book-- actually the entire series-- several times-- and each time I do I laugh out loud with tears in my eyes! Emma and James are one of my favorite fictional couples!!! This story-line follows Emma and James as first time parents to their 10 month old son they recently adopted and all the hilarious things that parents experience in their first few months of parenting. Emma is also pregnant in this book-- which adds to it all!!

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    16. This is the third installation of Emma and James and their adventure of becoming parents. Just as they adopt Yuri, an 8 month old from Russia, Emma discovers she is 7 weeks pregnant. From Here to Maternity is just as enjoyable as the first two novels, and can be read as a stand alone as the back story is explained. The characters are witty and refreshing, I really enjoyed this one. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author!

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    17. Emma and James have gone through fertility treatments and have just adopted their son, Yuri, from Russia. Now they find out Emma is pregnant and the two embark on the pregnancy journey while navigating new parenthood.I thought this book was very sweet and I found Emma and James just as enjoyable as in the other books. The ending did feel a bit rushed, but it also moved me. Overall, I liked it.

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    18. To be honest, the reason I picked this book was to quickly make space on my bookshelf, but it was actually more of a slog to read than the Zadie Smith (at half the number of pages). Every single character is a thinly drawn caricature - the xenophobic mother, slutty sister, Breastfeeding Mafia, etc . And there's far too much blethering on about rugby. Rubbish.

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    19. I couldn't get this book in ebook format. I ended up buying it. I wanted to know the end to the trilogy, and now I do, but . eh. It was not my favorite. I liked the middle book the best. I'm not sure why but this book kind of gave me a head ache. I guess that should give it two stars, but I am a sucker for a happy ending.

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    20. I bought this in a charity shop and when i got it home i realised i had read the first part of this story and really liked it,so I was delighted before i even started it!I really enjoyed the character of James,he had me laughing out loud!

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    21. Entertaining enough, but a very annoying amount of recap. The story isn't complex enough to really need much background info for someone who didn't read the previous books. Super annoying for someone who did just read the other book and wants the story to continue, instead of rewind.

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    22. A quick pre-holiday read for me! Enjoyed the similarities between my situation and that of the main character. Just as their adoption is going through, Emma finds out she is pregnant.A comical look at a family dealing with adoption, birth, affairs, marriage, and work.

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    23. Loved the book and the humour throughout as always. But would have liked a little more of the aftermath of the birth and the birth of Donal and Lucy's child. Felt the epilogue was too short. Looking forward to catching up with the crowd in Mad About You.

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    24. Not my favourite of the series but a lovely ending to the story.

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    25. Brill, You must read all 3.

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    26. loved this book.even made me cry at the end

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    27. A beautiful way to end this excellent series. Book 3 is even better than the previous ones.

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    28. I loved this series so much I ordered this book from a retailer in Ireland. Such a wonderful read and such a happy ending for all of the characters. I strongly recommend this entire series.

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    29. I'm glad i'm on the last book now, Emma, her mum and Babs are very annoying! I like James, Donal and Lucy though

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    30. This trilogy have officially become my go-to reference for motherhood joys and woes. Amazing how Moriarty managed to make me laugh and then cry and then laugh again.

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