Baby.com is a sweet book that's a fun, fast, enjoyable read. Those
people who aren't ‘net knowledgeable' might not see the humor in a baby
with its own web page. Those of us who spend a great deal of time here will
likely appreciate it more.
Computer genius Sam Evans is in the final stages of completing a project
that will make him and Ellen, his cousin/partner, rich, Rich, RICH! Sam
just has to work a few glitches out of Diva, a voice-activated daytimer that will revolutionize the industry. Ellen is in Seattle, getting ready to sell Diva, knowing that Sam is almost finished.
Sam can spend hours and days in front of his computer, oblivious to his
surroundings. When a noise finally breaks his concentration, he discovers
that it's coming from a darling baby...on his doorstep. Sam spots a note : For Sam Evans. From www.baby.com. There's no way that he can
concentrate now. Luckily for Sam, help arrives the next morning, from two
fronts: a nanny and the ‘net.
Nanny Anne Logan has been hired to watch after Sam's baby. Anne and Sam
learn that his Aunt Gwen is the reason for the baby on his doorstep. Using
the Internet as her means of communication, Aunt Gwen tells Sam that the
baby's mother has disappeared, and Gwen's got to find her. A wonderful
family has been found to adopt Juliet, as Sam now calls the baby, but the
mother's got to give her permission.
Anne and Sam have both been burned by past relationships and are gun-shy to
begin a new one. Sam found out that his fiancée didn't love him, but just
wanted the home, security and family that he could give. Anne's former boss
got a bit too amorous, so she's trying to squelch any feelings for Sam.
A mystery that's not really mysterious concerns someone trying to steal
Sam's plans for Diva. This thread is so weak that the thief is obvious as
soon as he appears for the first time.
There's a two-fold reason for this less than recommended rating. First, I
had a hard time believing that a baby can be placed willy-nilly to act as a
catalyst to bring two people together. I was enjoying the story, so I
placed that fact on my mental back burner. However, when Anne becomes a
star of her own television show, ala Martha Stewart, that was the final
straw. Yes, I can suspend disbelief, but not for things that big, that
There's no doubt that this title is catchy. I've been looking forward to
reading it ever since I heard about it. I think you'll enjoy it. Books with
the Internet and computers may replace cowboy daddy stories. I'd rather
have computer daddy stories for a while. This is a good start.