Sunday Book Review – The Longest Nine Months by Carol Balawyder

Sunday Book Review


Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

I recently finished reading Carol Balawyder’sThe Longest Nine Months, and thoroughly enjoyed it as much as I have all of Carol’s books. This book is the last of the books in the Getting to Mr. Right series. As in all Carol’s books, she brings believable characters to her stories with issues that women can relate to. Also, this book is a wonderful standalone read. You don’t have to have read previous books to get into the story. I highly recommend Carol’s books if you enjoy Women’s Fiction.


The Longest Nine Months by Carol Balawyder

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In Getting to Mr. Right, Campbell debunked the Prince Charming myth, only to meet a special man who turned all her assumptions upside down.
Now she’s married to Chand..
But Happily-Ever-After turns out to be another illusion.
Campbell deals with job burnout and struggles to find her place in the world. An unexpected pregnancy and its complications undermine her relationship with Chand and take her to a difficult crossroad. No matter which way she decides to go, nothing will ever be the same!


My 5 Star Review:

A wonderful last book to the – Getting to Mr. Right series. This book takes us into the marriage between Campbell and her husband Chand and gives us reasons to pause and reflect on how we would handle the news if we found out our unborn child may be born with a birth defect.

We don’t often take into consideration what’s involved with the choices parents must make when faced with consequential decisions. In this story, a mother’s love for her unborn child champions any challenges she’ll have to face, but we’ll learn about the father’s indecision as well, and why. We’re taken through the rollercoaster of emotions Cam must face about the future of her unborn child and her marriage.

Balawyder has a knack for developing rich characters, in this series friendships were formed by four women who each have a story about her life and love to share. I love how she brought the end together with a most satisfying conclusion – almost unexpected after the dilemmas presented in the story. A beautiful series of books I’ve enjoyed each book and am very much looking forward to Carol’s next book!


Merry Xmas



41 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – The Longest Nine Months by Carol Balawyder

  1. Lovely review, Debby! Carol’s book sounds wonderful. I will have to check out her books and begin at the beginning. Oh my poor TBR list is already groaning and almost splitting at its seams! Best of luck with your book, Carol. I will check out all your books soon. Thanks, Debby, for sharing Carol’s book. Happy New Year, my friend! 🎉 🤗 😘 Blessings to you both! ❤️


    1. Lol Janice you’re so funny. Thanks so much for visiting, and I’m happy to learn you’re interested in Carol’s wonderful books. Actually, all 4 books are standalone reads, but ‘Getting to Mr. Right” is the first which introduces all the characters. I believe if you go to Carol’s Amazon author page, you will see all the books listed. Just check the publishing date to double check which books came first. Also check out her moving memoir – Mourning Has Broken, which was the book that first hooked me on Carol’s writing. ❤ Happy New Year my friend. I hope you has a beautiful Christmas. ❤ xoxo 🙂


  2. Carol, I just checked out your books on Amazon. Which book should a read first in this series? Can you list them in order so I can put them on my wish list? Thank you so much!! It may be a little while before I get to them. I am working my way through a ton of books on my Kindle and Nook lists!! Yikes!! I look foward to reading them. Blessings & hugs! ❤️


  3. Sounds like an interesting book with an apt title about a dilemma most of us would rather not face. Thanks for introducing me to Carol and her books, Debby.


  4. Debby, a terrific review of Carol’s book which I also read and reviewed on Amazon. Like you I wondered what the conclusion would be…just perfect in the end and it worked brilliantly. A memorable book and yes, I’m also eager to read her next book.


  5. I have both this book and Not By Design on my kindle but haven’t gotten to them yet. Your wonderful review makes me want to move this up further on my TBR. Thanks for the great review, Debby. Love and hugs.


    1. Oh yay Michelle! I think you’ll enjoy both books so close your eyes and pick one to start with! Glad I could inspire you to read Carol’s book with my review.:) Happy New Year my friend. Hugs back! ❤


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