Wishing Baby Dust
Publisher: Snowflake Press
Published: January 2015
ebook: 322 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF copy in exchange for an honest
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 absolutely loved this book. Although I never struggled with infertility, my heart broke for these women and what they endured. Having pregnancies of my own, I related to their feelings of wanting a baby. The author did a fantastic job of capturing each woman's individual character, personality, and unique situation. I cheered for them, laughed with them, and cried with them. This book reads really fast, and I instantly was taken into the story. I could tell the author did her homework when it came to the knowledge of procedures of infertility, having gone through it herself. This book is perfect reminder for us all to kind and loving to each other, not truly knowing what the other may be going through.
5 out of 5 stars. This is Lydia's debut novel. Find out more about her with the links below. I can't wait to read more from her.