The Inconvenient Unborn - Book Reviews

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The Inconvenient Unborn - Book Reviews


I haven't put up any reviews on this book for a while if at all, so today I thought 1'd put that right and reprint some of the reviews, so here they are.



I was greatly surprised with this novel, only because I normally do not like political type books at all. However, because of the surrounding story with the Cazenoves and the Wilson's it made for a very interesting story.

Both families were very easy to relate too and the relationships between the children of both families was realistic and entertaining. It touches on the topic of teenage pregnancy and how it can greatly affect all members of both families involved.

The political aspect of the story was easy to follow and I found myself enjoying the whole book as the two aspects entwined to give us a fantastic end result. David Carter's writing is fantastic and his character development is thorough and believable.

The dialogue was enjoyable as well since I am from Canada, with the way he writes I was easily able to hear the English accents of all the characters and I found myself chuckling at many parts visualizing the characters conversations. I highly recommend this novel especially if political dramas are the type of novels you enjoy.


Very different from what I expected


In The Inconvenient Unborn, author David Carter sketches a gritty world in the near future. The Cazenoves and Wilsons don’t get along, at least their parents don’t, but the children get along well enough. Kind of like Romeo and Juliet but set in the future, and not as grim, this is a pleasant read with some unexpected surprises.

There’s also a hint of mystery and political drama as the Russian President, Yuri Premakov, visits Lymington, bearing gifts but they come at a steep price. The focus on politics works surprisingly well. It’s hard to match the book under one genre, as it’s a bit of a mix of genres, but nonetheless very entertaining. It was different from what I expected, and if you enjoy political thrillers, I think you’ll enjoy this one too. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

The above two reviews I found on

And this one is from Margaret Henderson Smith who is an established writer of chicklit type books. 


5.0 out of 5 stars

Yet another great read from this highly talented author


By Margaret Hendesron Smith


Format: Paperback


A cross generational novel with David Carter capturing the painful emotions of growing up and the impact this has on the lives of parents, two sets, two families from different ends of the social strata. Their young see no barriers and we are given an insight into the longings and desires of growing adolescents anxious to live the excitement of first love to the full but where will the opportunities lie? School life isn’t exactly conducive to the fulfilment of desire and David Carter sets an entertaining and amusing trail as the search for suitable accommodation for Tracey Wilson and Oliver Cazenove takes more than a little improvisation.

The Cazenove lads have great aspirations, their upbringing playing no small part, whilst the Wilson girls aspire, just now it’s only to these well-heeled lads. Their household, though no financial match, is not without the courtesy of good manners. The girls are not lacking a sound upbringing and being sharp as knives the three of them, they prove more than a match for the Cazenove boys whose father Donald Cazenove CEO is boss at Bestdas Stores, Lymington which happens to be where their father works. He may be subject to the whims and fancies of Donald Cazenove but Fred Wilson’s power lies elsewhere. There’s no power like that of a senior shop steward and Fred Wilson knows exactly how to wield it, not with Sally Youngs though. Desperate for promotion he keeps a close eye, given she’s driving hard to get there first.

Carter injects delightful humour into this clever scenario all bound in with the politics of the day. Bobby Wilson the Prime Minister, with far left leanings, is the Wilson’s hero, on course to turn the country into a republic to the disgust of the Cazenoves. Furthermore to the Wilson’s delight he’s engaging with the Russian president, brokering deals to keep the nation’s gas on tap, and much else. Of course there’s a price to pay, but at what cost? Can Bobby Wilson pay the price? Yuri Premakov is certainly no fool.

The story unfolds with intrigue as the political action develops and tightens into a very tense page-turning scenario, the denouement taking me completely by surprise.

Carter is a highly astute observer bringing credibility to his work. The reading of this book proved sheer entertainment. He delivers an easy style which is very clever and the comfortable occasional narration truly brings the characters to life. It’s not difficult to enjoy David Carter’s books whatever the genre as long as you can deal with the shocking for he will never leave the reader lacking in anticipation or excitement.

An excellent book which deserves to be read, I can but highly recommend it.

Thank you for that, Margaret.


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David C.

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