THE CHOICES WE MAKE
Brown’s second novel is as emotionally charged as her first. The author has an amazing ability to inject humanity into her characters so that they feel like real people struggling and rejoicing. Be prepared to shed a few tears when you travel this road alongside these people.
Hannah and her husband Ben have been trying for years to have a baby. They have experienced miscarriages, failed IVF and many other losses. Hannah and Kate have been best friends since childhood, and Kate and her husband David have two beautiful children. As Hannah and Ben look into other avenues toward parenthood, Kate offers a beautiful gift: she will provide an egg and carry a child for Hannah and Ben. None of them realize the high price they will have to pay for this decision. (MIRA, Jul., 496 pp., $15.99)