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  • Mass Market Paperback: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373709552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373709557
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,027,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Myshelf.Com Reviewer Jan. 18 2001
By Suzie Housley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Brenda Novak is a writer who writes with gut-wrenching emotion. The characters she creates will quickly become a part of your everyday life. Her latest, Baby Business, is set in Salt Lake City. The hero, Thad Winter, a widower of 18 months, still mourns the death of his beloved spouse and unborn child. His late wife and unborn child were tragically taken out of his life by a drunken driver. Thad decides to have the child he was denied and give him something to live for once again. He offers a hundred thousand dollars for a woman to accept artificial insemination, carry his baby to fruition, and to stay out of their lives after delivery. He is convinced he can never love anyone as much as his late wife.
Thad has many applications trying to collect the hundred thousand dollar prize. Most are very bold and eager to assure their place as the selected candidate. Tactics they use to entice Thad only turns him off until he meets Macy McKinley. Macy is a mystery to Thad. She is neither bold nor aggressive in her pursuit of the hundred thousand dollar check. She refuses to tell him why she is in need of such a large amount of money. However, during a background check, Thad learns that the divorced Macy needs the money so that her beloved five-year-old daughter Haley can receive a life saving bone marrow transplant. Thad and Macy reach an agreement that includes him safeguarding his investment by a temporary marriage. As Macy and Thad remain in close proximity, they fall in love. However, she mistrusts love after her former spouse deserted her, and he feels guilty for betraying his first wife by falling in love again. Love may not be enough to heal the deep wounds of either one of this deserving pair.
Baby Business is an emotional read that will keep the reader turning the pages until the end. Her characters are so well developed you will long remember them long after you finish one of her novels.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Novak displays her unique talent! Jan. 17 2001
By Heart Rate Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Divorced medical student Macy Mckinley needs ninety-eight thousand dollars and change and she needs it now. A friend tells her about Thad Winters, a man offering one hundred thousand dollars for a position he'd like someone to fill immediately - that of a surrogate mother. Although Macy has plenty of qualms about even thinking of accepting a position like this, she knows she has no choice but to accept. Five-year old Haley, Macy's daughter, is dying of cancer and in the hospital at present. She needs a bone marrow transplant and the hospital wants the money in advance. Deserted by her husband who ran off with a younger woman, Macy has little faith in men and has learnt to fight all her battles on her own. Compared to saving her daughter's life, no sacrifice is too great for Macy - even if it means having a stranger's baby just so she can save her own.
Eighteen months have passed since his beloved wife died and Thad Winters still mourns her death. Convinced the only way he can bring back some sort of fulfillment to his personal life is by fathering a child, Thad starts interviewing candidates to find the best woman to give him a baby through the process of artificial insemination. However, not long after he starts meeting the long line of women competing for his money, he finds himself growing tired of their aggressive and persistent attitude to get the `job'. That's when he meets Macy, the first woman who genuinely seems to need his money but won't tell him why. Thad learns of Macy's reasons for wanting his money through a private investigator and even while his practical side insists he not get involved, he can't help but feel drawn to this sweet and courageous woman and her adorable but very sick daughter. He gives Macy the money and soon fins himself wanting a whole lot more from her in return than he'd originally planned. Yet, he fights a battle within his heart for while part of him still feels tied to his deceased wife, another part of Thad desperately wants to let Macy into his heart. The question remains, will he be able to convince Macy to love him in return?
Bravo Ms. Novak for penning a poignantly beautiful category romance full of heart wrenching emotions and plenty of tender moments. My heart went out to Macy for putting up with all that went wrong in her life. Her courage in the face of helpless fear and despair is so exquisitely portrayed by Ms. Novak.
Brenda Novak displays her unique talent for blending serious situations with compelling and lovable characters to create a romance one cannot soon forget.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent read! Sept. 22 2012
By Bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an awesome book! I've read others by this author and her writing is always great! The plot is refreshingly different and the characters are very likable. I couldn't help but sympathize with them. And the secondary characters also added a certain depth to the book which makes it even better!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Loved it! Aug. 19 2012
By Cindy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Brenda Novak is an expert writer and this is one of my favorite novels. Macy and Thad are very well developed characters and I love the way their relationship grows. They are not perfect, they have their flaws and also their strengths, and this makes them and their story very attractive. I loved the setting and descriptions, and the secondary characters add just the right touch and another layer to the dimension of the novel. The dialogue and interactions between Macy and Thad are delicious, full of emotion and an absolute treat to read. Beautiful story!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent! Dec 11 2000
By C. Penn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The intrepid Macy will do anything to save her daughter's life. Her daughter Haley has cancer, and the only chance of saving the five-year-old's life means raising enough money to pay for a bone marrow transplant. Despite her misgivings, Macy agrees to be the surrogate mother to Thad's child. Sadly, if the bone marrow transplant doesn't work, she won't loose one child but two, because she'll be expected to relinquish the baby right on the heels of loosing Haley.
BABY BUSINESS is an entertaining contemporary romance confronting some of life's most tangled issues. Macy is willing to pay the highest form of payment; that is, giving Thad one baby to save another. Having lost my own loved one to leukemia, I'm impressed with Novak's handling of Haley's disease, confronting it realistically and lending the child joy even in the midst of great pain. Novak scores high marks with this extraordinary and poignant reading experience.

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