Holding the Baby by Rosie Milne Pan $108 In Holding the Baby, Hong Kong author Rosie Milne gives us four sisters and four different takes on the love-marriage-children equation. Stay-at-home mum Caroline dreams of having a steamy affair. Arty Annie is about to marry a man she doesn't love, although she does adore his six-storey London house. Liz is desperate for children, but can't conceive. Slick, cynical Jo has a high-powered job in New York, but resents her sisters' seemingly happy marriages. Milne's mix of charmingly flawed characters and irreverent humour is irresistible. Her Hong Kong influence peeks through here and there. When one couple wants to adopt a Chinese baby, they're faced with a barrage of questions about how they'll cope with an inter-racial family. The pace never sags, the dialogue is sharp, and each storyline moves quickly to a satisfying conclusion.