Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wishing On Baby Dust by Lydia Winters

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Synopsis: 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.

Thoughts: This is a very emotional, well-written book. Three women, dealing with a variety of infertility issues, at first afraid to share their secrets, and then bound together by them, are the heart of the story. 

Reading the struggles of Kyra, Christina and Megan was eye-opening and heart-breaking at the same time. And realistically, not all three stories had happy "we're pregnant!" endings. 

The characters are also LDS women, which means there are religious references throughout, along with all the medical procedures, which are described fully enough to give the reader a true idea of what women in this situation experience.

**I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

My rating: Five stars

1 comment:

Sylvia Ney said...

Interesting. New follower here - stopping by from the "A to Z Challenge". I look forward to visiting again!