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Book Reviews

"A couple's struggle with infertility leads readers through hopeful trials, disappointments, and despair. The story ends in a tender and happy conclusion, but it is a hard-earned one; the emotional turbulence experienced by the author along the way, is riveting." (Score: 8/10)

"Becky beautifully and viscerally conveys the heartache experienced by a couple longing for—and struggling to have—a child." (Score: 9/10)

"The parallel between Becky and Dave's story and that of Job in the Bible is apt. Their journey from infertile couple questioning God's plan to blessed parents is raw and original." (Score: 10/10)


"Readers will come to know Becky and Dave as they would their neighbors or church family—this is thanks to the author's beautiful, revealing, and inspirational prose." (Score: 9/10)


BookLife Prize Critic's Review Report Submitted: August 24, 2018 (Click to read)

“Becky writes with gut-wrenching (and humorous!) honesty which makes this book hard to put down! I was able to reap the benefits of all the lessons Becky learned, apply them to my own struggles, and receive the comfort with which she was comforted. I believe this story has the potential to reach out and bless all who read it. “  Erica

“Becky does a great job at welcoming the reader into her world, giving us an easy-to-read inside look at her journey to motherhood. It's a touching and inspiring memoir.” Lisa

“Having never experienced the prospect of never being a mother, the book opened my eyes to the spiritual and emotional battles a woman may face. So honest and often with delightful humor to bring a smile to the reader.”  Reta

“Becky captured my interest in the very first chapter. At moments I was laughing which turned to serious contemplation and then many tears.. Becky has a beautiful way of inviting her audience into her life. I found I couldn’t put the book down as I read each and every chapter” Donna

“Thank you, Becky, for sharing your story in all its gritty details. For being brave enough to talk about the toll that infertility can take on your marriage, your emotions and your mind.” Mary

“What a joy to read! It left me wanting the rest of the story! Becky shares the painful journey of unmet expectations and the broken dreams of infertility. I appreciate Becky's honesty and vulnerability at the debilitating side of clinical depression and the commitment to personal health despite grief and loss. I especially love her journey with God through her story, reminding the reader that His plan is good in His time. This book is a must read for anyone needing hope in the land of broken dreams.”   Brenda

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