3 Hour Dad by Adam T Hourlution

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3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T. Hourlution


Stars: ***

Self Published Kindle Book (2018)
30 pages (short story)

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review.


What would you do if you were suddenly told you were going to be a mum or dad without any notice? How would you react? What thoughts would go through your head? You haven’t prepared to be a parent, you’ve not made any arrangements and nobody in your family is aware.
Now imagine that not even the mum-to-be knew that she had been hiding a little person inside her tummy the entire time.
One day Adam, just your average, typical guy receives a call from his mother-in-law (to be !) summoning him to the hospital following his girlfriend being rushed in with suspected appendicitis only to discover that she is in fact having contractions and has been admitted to the labour ward.
This heart-warming and true story invites readers to step into Adam’s shoes and experience what it is like to be a 3 Hour Dad.

3 Hour Dad

I don’t normally read very many e-books, especially short stories but when the author contacted me about the book I just had to read it because WOW! I’ve seen the TV shows, “I didn’t know I was pregnant” and they are so shocking. Now we get to see it from the dad’s point of view. It was a nice change to read about pregnancy and birth from a dad, especially in these circumstances.

The author brings you through his thought pattern as he learns his wife is not just pregnant but GIVING BIRTH through to after the baby is born and they are telling family. (The story of them telling the now Grandpa that is IS already a Grandpa is funny.)

The situation is crazy and the story is captivating. I would have liked a longer book but that’s probably because I’m not normally a short story reader. I also love when memoirs include photos however I understand the author is probably just protecting his family’s privacy. I also had a little trouble understanding a few words which might be because it was written in the UK but most of them seem to be food items from another culture I don’t recognize. (Spag bol, Kopperberg)

It was a good read and what a story it will be to share with the child when the child is grown up. When I say one of my children was a surprise I just mean she wasn’t a planned pregnancy but this child REALLY was a surprise, right to the birth.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.