Monday, September 15, 2014

Expecting Book Review

I have a really unusual book to share with you that would definitely turn anyone's world upside down if it had happened to any of us. What happens when a mistake from the wrong sperm donor gets mixed up? The book is called Expecting written by Ann Lewis Hamilton.

A mom, a dad, a baby...and another dad. 
Laurie and Alan are expecting, again. After two miscarriages, Laurie was afraid they'd never be able to have a child. Now she's cautiously optimistic — the fertility treatment worked, and things seem to be different this time around. But she doesn't yet know how different. 
Jack can't seem to catch a break — his parents are on his case about graduating from college, he's somehow dating two girls at once, and he has to find a way to pay back the money he borrowed from his fraternity's party fund. The only jobs he is qualified for barely pay enough to keep him in beer money, but an ad for the local sperm bank gives Jack an idea. 
Laurie and Alan's joy is shattered when their doctor reveals that Laurie was accidentally impregnated by sperm from a donor rather than her husband. Who is Donor 296. And how will their family change now that Donor 296 is inarguably part of it?
I would say this was something that would be someone's worst nightmare come true, especially for the father of the baby. It's still the wife's baby but with another man when her doctor accidently uses the wrong sperm!

It is quite a shock because it gets worse. The other donor is from another country so there will definitely be tell tale signs that this baby is not from the father, which makes him very depressed, sad and mad.

Laurie actually becomes friends with Jack because she wants to know all about the man who donated the sperm so she could get pregnant and that upsets Alan even more. He decides to move out and considers having an affair.

Will they all be able to come to terms with what happened? After all, it's not the baby's fault that the mistake was made at the doctor's office. Laurie for sure loves the baby because she is the mother after all, no matter whose sperm they used. But, what will happen with Alan and Jack?

Don't miss out on this amazing story that tells of a journey between three adults and one baby and how they overcome great odds and find happiness.

Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
Ann Lewis Hamilton has written for film and television. Her first novel Expecting will be released in July 2014.

Ann Lewis Hamilton's television credits include, among others, Grey's Anatomy, Stephen King's Dead Zone, and thirtysomething. She co-edits a small online literary magazine, Hot Valley Writers, and writes a blog, Book Club for One. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia in a house full of typewriters - her grandfather was the editor of the local newspaper where her father worked as a reporter and her mother wrote for the society page. Ann's goal was to write and draw for MAD magazine, but instead she graduated with a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from UCLA. However, she still has a subscription to MAD.

When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time as a amateur astronaut. (Not really, but she has seen Gravity three times and would consider being an astronaut if she got to meet George Clooney.)

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
I thought this was such a great story that I wanted to share it with one other reader. This is a paperback copy book. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Cheryl R said...

I like Christian Romance, inspirational ones too!