Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

The Choices We Make
by Karma Brown

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: MIRA (July 12, 2016)
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
ISBN-10: 0778318931
ISBN-13: 978-0778318934
Genre: Women's Fiction
Number of Pages: 336
Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created—complete with two perfect little girls.

She and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby, so when they receive the news that she will likely never get pregnant, Hannah's heartbreak is overwhelming. But just as they begin to tentatively explore the other options, it's Kate's turn to do the rescuing. Not only does she offer to be Hannah's surrogate, but Kate is willing to use her own eggs to do so.

Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart. Poignant and refreshingly honest, The Choices We Make is a powerful tale of two mothers, one incredible friendship and the risks we take to make our dreams come true.

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

The Choices We MakeHow much are your friendships worth to you? How much are you willing to give to your best friend to stop her agony and pain? Two lifelong best friends share the greatest gift anyone could give to another in Karma Brown’s emotionally charged The Choices We Make.

Kate has been blessed with children, a loving husband and her best friend, Hannah. Hannah craves the joy of parenthood with Ben, but having exhausted every avenue, she is left devastated and broken. Kate took her love and friendship to the limits and beyond when she made the decision to be a surrogate mother for Hannah. This is their story, a story of grief, loss, determination and the ultimate gift of love.

There was no way for me to prepare for the effect Karma Brown’s writing would have on me. I went from emotionally drained to elated to fearful to unpleasantly numb, not sure what was appropriate to feel until I took an honest look at the message behind this tale. I ended up grateful for the opportunity to read something as powerful and heartfelt as The Choices We Make.

Ms. Brown has brought a contemporary issue to life and colored it beautiful, real and one of the most amazing books I have read lately. The entertainment value is in the message, the depths of the relationships between the characters and the pure love that they all shared. I’m not sure how many tissues I went through, but Ms. Brown’s writing was worth every tear. This is a diamond just waiting to sparkle on your bookshelf. This is the book you give as a gift to a best friend, it will say all you cannot express.

I received this copy from Harlequin Mira in exchange for my honest review.


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