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The Two Week Wait

The Two Week Wait

A Novel

Sarah Rayner

St. Martin's Griffin




A memorable and moving page-turner about two very different women, each yearning to create a family of her own

What if the thing you most longed for was resting on a two week wait? From the author of the international bestselling One Moment, One Morning, comes a moving portrait about what it truly means to be a family.

After a health scare, Brighton-based Lou is forced to confront the fact that her time to have a baby is running out. She can't imagine a future without children, but her partner doesn't seem to feel the same way, and she's not sure whether she could go it alone.

Meanwhile, in Yorkshire, Cath is longing to start a family with her husband, Rich. No one would be happier to have children than Rich, but Cath is infertile.

Could these strangers help one another?

With her deft exploration of raw emotions and her celebration of the joy and resilience of friendship, The Two Week Wait is Sarah Rayner at her best.


Chapter 1
The water is getting cold; Lou has been in the bath a while. Whilst usually she prefers the swiftness of showers, very occasionally she likes to bathe, to linger and relax, surrounded by bubbles. She is shaping them into miniature mountain...


Praise for The Two Week Wait

"This novel is both poignant and authentic."—Kirkus Reviews

" Rayner’s delicate, compassionate exploration of the struggles women face with fertility will resonate loud and clear with anyone struggling to have a family."—Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Sarah Rayner

SARAH RAYNER was born in London and now lives in Brighton with her partner. She worked for many years as an advertising copywriter, and now writes fiction full time.

Sarah Rayner

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St. Martin's Griffin

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