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.