Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her women are accidentally getting pregnant—like her star piano student—while Megan remains hopelessly barren.
Megan’s never felt so alone. But she’s not the only one struggling.
Christina has just entered the world of infertility, made worse by the fact her husband isn’t ready to be a father. Their marriage, already hanging in the balance, is being torn apart.
Then there’s Kyra, the mother of a precocious three-year-old. She’s shocked to be struggling with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but sometimes Kyra feels like she’s being forced to choose which commandment to keep: stay out of debt, or multiply and replenish the earth.
When Megan and Christina are assigned as Kyra’s visiting teachers, they all realize that what you see isn’t necessarily what’s beneath the surface. Some secrets aren’t worth the cost of keeping them.
I have to give some warnings about this book before I review.
1. This book is about three religious couples whose faith is an important part of the book. I’m Catholic, so I found it reassuring in their faith to trust in God. Thankfully whatever their religion fertility treatments were not against their beliefs.
2. You will need tissues, lots of tissues. Not everyone will have a happy ending. It’s shocking and unexpected. That’s real life though.
3. The narrator was difficult to follow. Felt as if I was being read to rather than being pulled into the book. Too worried on pauses and sounding out each word, rather than just letting it flow like other narrators. I did nor let that influence my star rating, but almost returned it because it was annoying.
The overall summary truly captured the reality of what it feels like to live with infertility: the emptiness, emotions, pain, treatments, disappointments, and fights. The author didn’t wrap everything up in a neat little bow, which is reality. BUT, if you are going to go into detail for every little argument, discussion, and plan for the the couples, then you need to give closure to the readers. You can’t just stop the book. It’s almost as if she ran out of time or couldn’t think of what to write next.
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Wishing on Baby Dust by Lydia Winters
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?
And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
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