Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Review ~ "Wishing on Baby Dust" by Lydia Winters

Wishing on Baby Dust: A NovelWishing on Baby Dust: A Novel by Lydia Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: LDS Contemporary Fiction

Book Description:  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.

My thoughts: Three separate women struggling to deal with the reality of infertility.

This book struck a chord with me and brought back many emotions that I haven't thought about in a while. I only lived through 1 1/2 years of infertility.  It was one of the hardest trials I have faced.

This book takes a look at three separate women who each have a different physical problem that makes them infertile. Each of the women face the issue differently. The experience is no less painful for their individual circumstance.

I loved that this book brought three women/couples together. When they all realized that they were facing the same trial, they were able to comfort and help each other through the heartache. The book looks at the issues/social stigma/physical pain/emotional pain, etc realistically.

There are many great moments in the book. I laughed and I cried. My heart broke and I was uplifted. If you are dealing with the issue yourself, or if you have a friend or loved one living with infertility, this is a wonderful book. In fact, if you want to learn about what many women go through this is a book that will make you think.

This book has religious references. The three women belong to the LDS Faith, but the overall message applies to women everywhere.

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