Source: via NetGalley
Published: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Carina UK
SynopsisYou love your best friend. You trust her with your life. But could you give her the most precious gift of all? Alex’s life is a mess. She’s barely holding down a job, only just affording her apartment, and can’t remember when she was last in a relationship. An unexpected pregnancy is the last thing she needs. Martha’s life is on track. She’s got the high-flying career, the gorgeous home and the loving husband. But one big thing is missing. Five rounds of IVF and still no baby. The solution seems simple. Alex knows that Martha can give her child everything that she can’t provide. But Martha’s world may not be as perfect as it seems, and letting go isn’t as easy as Alex expected it to be. Now they face a decision that could shatter their friendship forever. Provocative. Emotional. Affecting.
My ThoughtsTalk about heart-wrenching! This is a beautifully written story of love, hope and faith. It tests the true meaning of friendship, a story that will truly break your heart.
A story of two lifelong friends who couldn’t be any different yet they are more alike that either one could imagine. Alex’s life isn’t ready for children when she finds herself pregnant after a one night stand with her recently married ex. While having lunch with her friend Martha she finds out her last chance at IVF didn’t take. Martha later asks Alex if she could adopt her baby when she finds out Alex isn’t sure she can afford to have the baby. All the while Alex is struggling with the agreement she made. While the days past she finds herself growing more and more attached to the baby yet she knows she can’t break her friend’s heart and back out. Later it is determined that the baby has a genetic disorder and will not make it past a few months after birth. Martha decides she can’t take care of a sick baby and backs out of the adoption. Alex decides against abortion and realizes that she loves this baby too much to not have it no matter the grim outlook.
The aftermath of Martha and Alex’s decisions are ones that rocks their respective worlds to their cores. Martha’s marriage is tested like never before and Alex realizes that life is too precious no matter how short lived it may turn out to be.
This book is one of those that stays with you way beyond the last page. It shows you that life is indeed fragile and that if you’re lucky enough to experience love of any kind consider yourself truly blessed. This is a story that will bring you to tears but one that you will be happy you read.