About the book: 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.
My review: This book really touched me. I had no idea the amount of work that some of these mothers have to go through to get their sweet little babies into the world. I really loved each of the three characters. Megan is so open about the challenges that she's had to go through and can't really imagine anyone else not wanting to be that way. Christina is trying to be brave by saying she's been focusing on her career as a teacher, but she knows deep down that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Kyra has just had a miscarriage after scraping up the money for an infertility treatment and is concerned that she'll never have a sibling for her sweet daughter Sophie. Megan and Christina have just been made Kyra's visiting teachers, and the three women form a friendship before they really realize that all three of them have had infertility problems. When they finally realize this detail, it makes their friendship even sweeter. This book is a story about infertility, yes, but it's also about the way that we all need to be there as much as we can for those around us. We may never know just how much we have helped someone we know by simply being caring. I didn't want to put this book down until I had finished every last word.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: LDS fiction, Lydia Winters