Friday, January 9, 2015
Wishing on Baby Dust by Lydia Winters
Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her women are accidentally getting pregnant—like her star piano student—while Megan remains hopelessly barren. Megan’s never felt so alone.
But she’s not the only one struggling.
Christina has just entered the world of infertility, made worse by the fact her husband isn’t ready to be a father. Their marriage, already hanging in the balance, is being torn apart. Then there’s Kyra, the mother of a precocious three-year-old. She’s shocked to be struggling with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but sometimes Kyra feels like she’s being forced to choose which commandment to keep: stay out of debt, or multiply and replenish the earth.
When Megan and Christina are assigned as Kyra’s visiting teachers, they all realize that what you see isn’t necessarily what’s beneath the surface. Some secrets aren’t worth the cost of keeping them.
I loved this book. It's so well written and deals with a tough topic. I've known a a lot of couples over the years who have struggled with infertility, and it can be heartbreaking. Winters handles the three different yet similar situations deftly and manages to educate about the problems couples must handle without coming overly scientific. All I could think, especially relating to the mechanics of trying to become pregnant when your body's not cooperating, was, "Who knew?" My heart went out to all three women especially as the inability to have a baby took its toll on their marriage.
While set in the LDS culture, the topic is universal. A must read, whether you've dealt with infertility yourself or not--you know people who have. This book puts you right in their shoes. At the very least, it should make you more understanding.
Author Bio Lydia Winters decided in first grade that she’d grow up to be three things—a mom, a teacher, and a writer. She’s lucky enough to have accomplished all three tasks. Lydia received her bachelor’s in history education from Utah Valley University. Soon after leaving her teaching career behind, she became a mother to adorable twin boys, who guarantee her life is never dull. Lydia is married to the most supportive man in the world. He regularly takes care of the twins and cooks dinner so she can escape with her laptop to chase her dream of being a writer. When she has time for hobbies, Lydia is a reality TV junkie, loves to cross-stitch, and sometimes even finds time to play the piano. She eats way too much chocolate and wishes she liked things like running or yoga. website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads Author Page | Amazon Author Page a Rafflecopter giveaway