Book Review: On Maggie's Watch by: Ann Wertz Garvin

On Maggie's Watch
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publish Date: 2 November 2010
Origins: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback

Maggie Finley has returned with her husband from the big city to her Wisconsin hometown, where she reunites with her best friend and awaits the any-minute-now birth of her baby. She's determined to create a safe haven on Hemlock Road, a neighborhood that has always meant security, community, and love. One way to do that: resurrect the defunct Neighborhood Watch program. 

The Watch folks are mostly concerned with dog poop and litterbugs. But Maggie's done some digging and discovered a potential threat living just around the corner-a threat that must be eradicated. And the more Maggie tries to take control, the more out of control she gets...

I can't even pretend that I understand Maggie's brain functions in this book. I am not a mother (well besides my furry babies) and I have never been pregnant so I have no idea about the so called "baby brain" but I have seen some of my pregnant friends try to rationalize completely irrational things, so I can understand this book from that perspective. I think mothers or pregnant women would find this book excellent and validating.

I enjoyed reading this book as a whole though. Ms. Garvin has a writing style that sweeps you along the pages quickly and efficiently. I found I had finished the book long before I wanted it to end. I enjoyed Maggie's character and I enjoyed the light and fun way that Ms. Garvin wrote her story. I think that Maggie is a character that can appeal to many women, not just the pregnant ones or the mothers, she carried many characteristics of a strong women and I can totally get behind that. I look forward to more of Ms. Garvin's work.

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