Babies At Coconuts

Romance - Comedy
326 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2019
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Author Biography

Formerly a bank VP, Beth Carter donned her suits and heels to write at Starbucks at a certain *cough* mid-life age. She doesn't miss the 8 o'clock meetings whatsoever and is slightly addicted to skinny vanilla lattes!

Author of the popular Coconuts series, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS, CHAOS AT COCONUTS (#2) and newly released, BABIES AT COCONUTS (#3), Carter also wrote SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, a novel, and MIRACLE ON AISLE TWO, a holiday novelette.

Awards include a 2017 and 2018 Raven Award for Favorite Contemporary Runner-up, a 2015 RONE award for Best Women's Fiction/Chick Lit, and she was named Best Debut Author in 2015 by BTS Books.

Carter also pens children's picture books including: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?, SOUR POWER, THE MISSING KEY, and SANTA'S SECRET.

Splitting her time between Missouri and Florida, Beth Carter loves boating, planting flowers, shopping, reading, and of course, writing. Connect on social media or join her reader group on Facebook, Beth's Book Babes.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristy Vee for Readers' Favorite

Babies At Coconuts (Coconuts Series Book 3) by Beth Carter is a heartwarming story about a lively bunch of women dealing with the ups and downs of life's little surprises. Suzy loves planning weddings but this particular wedding has her sweating bullets. It has to be perfect…it's her son Jon's special day with his equally special fiancé, Fernando. But getting through this occasion won't be easy with Fernando's over-the-top mother, Mama Gia, bossing everyone around and testing everyone's patience with her outspoken opinions on everything. If that weren't bad enough, this crew of characters seems to be dodging one blindside after another and the question is…will they get through it all stronger than ever or come apart at the seams?

Babies At Coconuts by Beth Carter is the type of story that will have you rooting for all the characters at once. You'll laugh, cry, laugh some more, and most likely relate to every single one of these very different personalities on some level. I was thoroughly entertained and invested right from the first paragraphs and couldn't put it down from there. Modern and edgy, I could picture every moment as if I were watching it on screen. I loved that there was one bombshell after another and the story will most certainly keep the reader on their toes. I seriously had no idea what was around the corner. Great dialogue, plot, writing, and the ending was the best. I'd recommend this fun book to anyone who loves romance, friendship, family, and the element of surprise.

Gail Kamer

“My son’s wedding will be perfect. It has to be perfect. I’m his wedding planner. Oh, God. What was I thinking?” I was hooked from this first line in Babies at Coconuts by Beth Carter. The story of a wedding interrupted by a baby. Whose wedding and whose baby are great surprises. Coconuts is the chosen venue for the wedding for Suzie’s son and also the setting for much more. It is the gathering place for her friends to share events of their lives and help each other out. Which they do, through many unexpected events. I’m not giving any of those away!

Babies at Coconuts by Beth Carter is just the kind of book that connects with its reader and provides a laugh and an emotional response. I was kept turning pages to find out what was going to happen next. Surprises greeted me throughout the book. I still can’t get over the piano surprise. It tugged at my heart and made me wish I had one too… so I could do what Suzy did with hers. But even before that happened the unexpected wedding activities for Suzy’s family hooked me. The events of her friends as they lived them and shared them displayed the great bond between friends too. This is a heartwarming story of family love and love of close friends. I recommend Babies at Coconuts to anyone seeking a story that will leave you with a sigh of joy in your heart when you’ve finished the last line.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Babies At Coconuts by Beth Carter is Book 3 of the Coconuts series. A wedding planner by trade, Suzy should be enjoying planning her son’s wedding. But she didn’t count on the mother-in-law. The two butt heads over the wedding and bedlam ensues. A rehearsal dinner and wedding food that Mama Gia isn’t happy with, a beach wedding and a baby – can the day possibly go according to plan? Hope is a student counselor with an adopted father who doesn’t seem to realize she exists. Her life is about to come tumbling down with a crash. Alex the banker is always in full control but constantly ends up in disastrous relationships. An intern at the bank could spell serious trouble for Alex. Cheri Van Buren, socialite and celebrity event planner, struggles with an ever-growing business and her parents’ ever-widening distance from one another. A cake competition leaves her utterly speechless. Four women, four very different lives and one happy place – Coconuts Bar. Can the friends get their lives on track? Things aren’t looking too hopeful at the moment.

Babies at Coconuts by Beth Carter was a fantastic read. I haven’t read the first two in the series but I did find it an easy read as a standalone. It has just about everything you could want – romance, tears, laughter, ups and downs, hilarity, everything. The book is written in a way that every emotion plays out in your head, you feel it all. I was hooked, from the first page to the last. Be aware, there’s no standing still here; it's action all the way as the four very different lives come together and entwine in the best way possible. Character development was second to none and each one of them is likable, if not loveable, and you can identify very easily with them. Loved the story, loved the plot, a great, easy read. Highly recommended but, although it can be read on it own, it's probably best if the whole series is read together.

Amanda Rofe

Babies At Coconuts (Coconuts Series - Book 3) by Beth Carter is a romantic comedy. Set in Crystal City, Missouri, three friends use a local bar called Coconuts to cement their friendship and as a safety valve for their hopes and tears. Suzy, a wedding planner, turns Coconuts into a beach for her son's wedding. He marries into a volatile Italian family and his partner's mother clashes with Suzy over the arrangements. Alex has a challenging job in a bank but suffers problems with a new intern who just happens to be her boss's daughter. Hope has unique parental problems and has a less than glamorous life but she is good at counseling her students. Even with all that going on, they still have time to embrace a new friend in Cheri, a wealthy socialite and famous chef.

Babies At Coconuts is a lively contemporary novel providing a glimpse into the lives of three very good friends. A multitude of different personalities is woven expertly together to make a thoroughly absorbing novel dealing with a wide variety of modern-day issues. Easy to read but with a strong cast and solid storylines, I quickly became attached to each of the friends. Beth Carter is adept at writing a novel which is jam-packed with a wide range of human experiences. There was so much crowded into this book that I really felt readers would be getting great value for money. This is a super novel for taking away on holiday for a relaxing read. However, do begin with the first book in the series. Even though they are all stand-alone reads, you won't want to miss out on anything!