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Monday, December 9, 2013

"The Baby Chase" Review + Giveaway


Happy Monday y'all. 
I love to read books. A good book is like a good friend....priceless. 

So when I was given an advance copy of The Baby Chase and asked to do a book review and giveaway, my answer was...heck yeah. Especially because the author, Leslie Morgan Steiner, is an esteemed writer (I'm talking the NY Times bestselling kind). She is also a speaker and domestic abuse survivor. 

I couldn't put this book down. It hit really close to home considering our struggles with infertility and the fact that we are nearing the end of the road. We may be forced to consider some other alternatives or give up our dream to have a baby if this next cycle doesn't work. 

The book follows a couple's journey through international surrogacy. The husband in the book is a firefighter....same as my husband and the wife is a nurse. The characters are very relatable and you'll become quickly engrossed and invested in their story.

Steiner debunks the myth that international surrogacy is exploiting women in third world countries. The characters just want to become parents and find an unconventional way to make their hope of a family become a reality.

The Baby Chase is a great book about a very brave couple and their determination to become parents. It also includes some background on the history of IVF and surrogacy around the world. It shows you what we are fighting for, who we are fighting for, and why. It's definitely a must-read.

The book was released a few weeks ago (I'm a little late on my post). You can purchase a copy of the book a local Barnes and Noble bookstore or online here. Or for a free copy, just leave a comment telling me a great book you've read recently to be entered to win.

Good luck! 


***Congrats to the giveaway winner Stephanie at Icing on Our Cupcake.


22 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh so fun! Always love a good book I can't put down. That for me is god's plan for pregnancy!!

Amie said...

This book sounds great for sure! Let's see the latest book I read was Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Talk about open your eyes!

Laura Rahel said...

The last good book I read was These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen. It was really, really good. The same as the book you are describing now, with the characters being SO relatable!

Charity said...

Wow!! Sounds like a great read! A books I currently can put down is Redeeming love! I finally made my way around to reading and it's really good!

Emily said...

Looks very interesting. I've been wanting to watch the documentary Google Baby as well, which also discusses surrogacy in India I think? Gotta check this read out!

wherethebleepisourstork said...

Fun! I have the same book I need to read and giveaway!

Ashley said...

I love to read, too... wish I had more time for it! The most recent book I read was Mary Kay Ash's biography, which was surprisingly good! She was an amazing woman and built an incredible company based on the Golden Rule. So inspiring!

Pam said...

Our son was born using the same clinic as the couple in this book. The last book I read was Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling. I love her show and I laughed through this book.

Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

Sounds like a great book! I am currently reading "Pregnant with Hope" and it is awesome for anyone going through infertility.

Jennifer T said...

This book sounds very interesting. I also may need to consider surrogacy if this cycle isn't the one, so I will have to check this book out!
Um... how lame I haven't read anything lately that I can think of that's worth mentioning?

Katie @ The Campbell's said...

Oh can't wait to read this especially as we are entering into our last IVF cycle before we consider surrogacy. The last book I read was a Karen Kingsbury book...love all of her books! Praying for you

Kasey A said...

The last wonderful book I read was Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I can't wait till this one is released!

Stacey said...

My favorite book is "Every drunken Cheerleader, why not me?" . All of my emotions are in that book and it makes me feel good to know that I am not the only one feeling this way.

vande133 said...

My favorite book is "Every Drunken Cheerleader, Why Not Me?". I love that I am not the only one that thinks that too!

Ashley {Life on the Parsons Farm} said...

This book seems like it's right up my alley. Since I also struggle with infertility. I love Marian Keyes and recently finished "this charming man" It was so good I couldn't put it down and cried when it was over.

Suzanne said...

I just downloaded it to my Kindle. Thank you for the recommend. xoxo

Kacy said...

I haven't even thought about reading books relating to fertility. It may be helpful. I usually read the most fictional fiction there ever was so I can escape reality. I loved the Hunger Games trilogy. I read them all in 3 days, I couldn't put them down!

Kacy said...

So I just realized I typed the wrong URL for my OWN blog. I am ridiculous. Could I edit it or could you change it for me? It's 1stcomesloveblog.wordpress.com

Amber said...

Sounds like a good read. I always love a good Nicolas Sparks book. My favorite was his biography, Three Weeks with My Brother. Reading that book is when I fell in love with Nicolas Sparks, the person, not just the author.

Stephanie said...

This book seems like something that I would enjoy.

I recently read a fictional book about a couple dealing with infertility. It is called The Color of Tea written by Hannah Tunnicliffe. It was really good.

Marcy said...

I've found much comfort in reading books about unconventional journeys to starting a family. I've read Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein and inconceivable by Carolyn and Sean Savage. For a good fiction read I really enjoyed the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

An Airman and a Doctor said...

Medical breakthroughs are exactly what makes fertility, and really all, treatments and surgeries possible. Stem cell research with all of it's incredible bells and whistles is often at the foundation of these awesome advances. This rich history is breathtakingly told in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I thank and bless her and her family for the sacrifice and blessings they give.

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