Release Day Review: Pregnant in Pennsylvania by Jasinda Wilder

Pregnant in Pennsylvania by Jasinda Wilder

Published by Jasinda Wilder on April 12th 2019

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Rating :★★★★★

When you’re from a place like Clayton, PA, you either leave as soon as you can, or you never leave. We can’t even say we’re a one-stoplight town, because we don’t have a stoplight, just a traffic circle on a minor local highway. Here in Clayton, everyone knows everyone, and gossip and rumors are a way of life.

So, when my high school sweetheart leaves our son and me for a woman in another state, it’s the talk of the town for months, if not years. Even my motor-mouthed, wild child of a best friend, Cora, can’t rustle up enough trouble to keep my name off their lips for more than a week or two.

So, when I meet a handsome, single man not from Clayton, I assume he’s just passing through.

It was just supposed to be a night of fun with my BFF before school starts—one last hurrah before lesson plans and homework and packing lunches and school pickup lines take over everything. It wasn’t supposed to lead to an intense, sizzling connection—an attraction which despite my most vehement denials goes far beyond the physical.

The real question now is…will it end in another heartbreak for me and my son, or could it become a Happily Ever After?


It’s been a hot minute since I have read a Jasinda Wilder book but this book reminds me why I love this author and her brand of writing.  It’s sweet and charming with a good old small town romance that breaks all the rules in the name of love.

We all know those small towns and Wilder pegs this small town with all its charms perfectly. It’s got a community feel and it’s no surprise that Elyse is a born and bred Clayton girl. She had perfect family that embodied the family values this small town holds up in high regards. However things went pear shaped and now she is a single mum doing her bit for the town raising her boy the way she know best.

There isn’t anything shocking about her, her former husband  couldn’t deal with things. It’s obvious when get to know Elyse that she something special. .  It takes that kind of women to  rise  above it and  she lives happily  according to way she wants it .  Until her world sent spinning when  Jamie  enters and this where the story takes shapes and leaves you swooning and devouring this book. Their relationship is complicated to say the least and that the charm of the story .  Elyse makes it hard then has to be for all the good reasons, she not afraid to admit that she has doubts about things.  She puts herself second and  Aiden her son first.  It’s the way of the land and it’s beautiful to see a strong bond between these two and Elyse makes a wonderful mother and counsellor. She isn’t afraid to include him either despite only being in third grade and shows a maturity beyond both of their years.

It’s sweet and makes the second chance trope even stronger as Jamie got his own baggage to deal with that not as powerful as Elyse but has affected in him some ways. It allows for a bond to form between reader and characters as you get into the soul of this characters. You learn about the people around Elyse what her  little world means to her and how she actually thinks  and just not act on lust and attraction.

It makes Jamie even sweeter for the way he goes about handling this situations as Elyse does come with some heavy issues that get forgotten in literature sometimes. Her best friend Cora and Jamie are both great dealing with the tough aspects of these and makes Jamie even more perfect in my eyes.  They couldn’t be more perfect for each other so you can’t help want to cheer for this couple by it’s conclusion because of the honesty and the fact Wilder is keeping it real.

Small town romance have the charm and this book didn’t miss a beat. There something about America and travelling through the states and falling in love with  a couple in every state.  It allows you to pick and choose your favourite and experience the beauty of each of state.

If you are looking to fall in love in every state and experience the beautiful highs and lows of falling in love. Wilder’s latest offering might be just the perfect next series to fall in love with. Pregnant in Pennsylvania is what you want in a modern romance. It’s smart, sweet and a lot of fun.

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