Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review: What You Wish For by Kerry Reichs

My Review: 
Well, where do I start?  I actually started this book once before and stopped on page 42.  I was just not feeling it.  When I came back the second time I ended up LOVING it and devoured it in about 24 hours time.  I fell in love with all the characters and their individual stories.  The way that Reichs bring the stories together to create a tight, well written story is masterful.  I related to the love, hurt, anger and joys that jumped off the pages and right into my heart.  I laughed and I balled my eyes out.  I am a mother and have had the joy of bringing two wonderful sons into this world.  I can understand why couples would go to the ends of the earth to have a child and why some couples never desire to have children.  This story will touch many people.  Not all families are created the same way, but love is always at the center.  I know if you pick up this 4.5 star book you will not be disappointed.  I cannot wait to read other novels by this very talented author.          
Book Description:  July 3, 2012

What You Wish For: A NovelHaving a baby is . . . complicated.

Dimple knows. She's a successful actress who is turning forty—though her agent and her resume insist she's only thirty-six—and she figures it's now or never. Certainly it's not a good time for an intriguing director to show up at her door with a great script.

Eva, fabulous agent to the stars, doesn't want kids—and never wanted kids. Why is her decision so damned hard for everyone else to accept?

When Maryn was undergoing treatment for cancer, she and her husband both agreed to have embryos frozen. But that was way before their divorce and her remission—and now she's single and childless, and caught in the middle of a controversy she never saw coming.

The traditional and nontraditional couples desperate for a baby . . . the adoptive parents . . . the single mom . . . the two who want nothing to do with parenthood. . . . This is a thoroughly modern story of the pursuit of family in all its forms—and of five very different ways of getting there.


Author Info: Kerry Reichs is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she learned the importance of “the lovely thank you note” and white meat only chicken salad. She is a graduate of Oberlin College, and Duke University School of Law and Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Kerry practiced law in Washington, D.C. for over six years prior to taking a sabbatical to write a novel. After discovering that sabbaticals agree with her, Kerry focused on writing full time.
Mother to an active two-year old, Kerry has become adept at typing with one hand, or working so intently she will jump a mile if you sneak up behind her. Kerry lives in Washington, D.C., though she spends as much time as possible burying her toes in the sand near Charleston, South Carolina, and revisiting her old haunts of Los Angeles and London. Her books include The Best Day of Someone Else’s LifeLeaving Unknown, and What You Wish For, just released in 2012. She is currently working on her fourth book.

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