It is obvious that the author has had a positive experience with home birth and is passionate about sharing this with her audience. I must admit, however, that I did not think it was an entirely balanced view of the topic. I do agree that there are doctors out there who are not nurturing and that some aspects of pregnancy can seem like an industry, rather than a special, personal experience. However as somebody who has had a very positive experience with hospital births and a wonderfully supportive obstetrician, I feel that Peace, Love and Khaki Socks does make some generalisations.
All in all this was an interesting and enjoyable book with well developed, likeable characters and a realistic plot. I also enjoyed the Darwin setting - I don't think I've ever read a novel set there before and I enjoyed the novelty of it. I liked the writing style too - it was simple but engaging and I had no problem staying connected with the story.
Well worth a read.