Saturday, May 22, 2010

Three Wishes - Book Review

Three Wishes
A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.

What I thought:
Well, when I first picked it up to read I hadn't read what it was about. All I knew was it was about three women becoming moms. I wasn't prepared for the emotion this book threw at me. I remember what it was like when I wanted a baby and what it felt like to be pregnant. The feeling of contractions (before the whole emergency c-section thing). The overall emotion of becoming a mother but to read the struggles these women had trying to get pregnant. That was rough. All of the women were a little older when they decided to have a baby. So automatically that was against them....then when pregnancy does occur you have the chance of problems. This is where I was made mad. I myself could not ever imagine terminating a pregnancy, even when I knew the child would have defects. This is a scenario that happens in the book and it was the worst part for me. I actually felt ill. I can't really explain it. It's just a book you should read. :)

*Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book for review from the Hatchett Group. The opinion stated above is my own.*

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