Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Review: The Offering

From bestselling author Angela Hunt, the heart-wrenching story of a young mother who unknowingly gave away her own child after serving as a surrogate for a childless couple.

The OfferingAfter growing up as an only child, Amanda Lisandra wants a big family. But since she and her soldier husband can’t afford to have more children right away, Mandy decides to earn money as a gestational carrier for a childless couple. She loves being pregnant, and while carrying the child she dreams of having her own son and maybe another daughter…

Just when the nearly perfect pregnancy is about to conclude, unexpected tragedy enters Mandy’s world and leaves her reeling. Devastated by grief, she surrenders the child she was carrying and struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium.

Two years later she studies a photograph of the baby she bore and wonders if the unthinkable has happened—could she have inadvertently given away her own biological child? Over the next few months Mandy struggles to decide between the desires of her grief-stricken heart and what’s best for the little boy she has never known.

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Before you open this book....grab yourself a box of kleenex, you very well may need them.

Mandy and her husband are a couple in love, and the gladly share their love with their daughter, and would love to share it with even more children, but just don't have the money to do so.  When Mandy decided to become a surrogate I couldn't imagine being able to do such a thing.  Mandy did it well, even when the surrogate parents made outlandish requests, she willingly did as they asked.  Ok, maybe she grumbled a bit, but the money was well worth the effort.

Tragedy throws everything into an uproar, and this is where your heart will truly break.  Mandy is a character who is extremely strong, and has a lot of family support.  I truly enjoyed the outcome of this book, the healing involved, and the process.

This story could have gone several ways, and the path that author Angela Hunt chose, was one that may make you think, and wonder what you would do if you were Mandy.

A great read.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity.


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