Sep 10, 2013
Posted by Shauna Wheelwright at 9/10/2013
Author: Maria Hoagland
Release Date: February 2013
Publisher: Sisters Ink Publishing
Genre: LDS Women's Fiction
This book is AMAZING at bringing out the fact that we never truly know what someone else is going through...therefore....we need to be careful how we judge.
It is easy to say things that can be taken wrong...
And it is easy to misunderstand things that are said...
We need to have unconditional love and try to see the best in others....as these three women finally do.
Jessica is struggling with having a baby so close after her last one especially after finding out that the growing fetus has some complications...people question her decision to be pregnant again so soon.
Maya is struggling with a husband who is gone all the time while she is trying to deal with abdominal pain...pain so strong she is has to take pain killers to even function. And on top of that people keep asking her if she is ever going to have another baby.
Sloane has prayed for years and gone through many medical procedures just to have a baby...and all find out it didn't work yet again. Now she is going through the trial of adopting...and being turned down at the last minute. Will her righteous desires ever be fulfilled?
What is the right family size?
Can anyone make that decision for you?
What if your decision isn't the decision the Lord has planned for you?
Read as these women find friendship and faith through their fertility trials.
A really tender read!
Worth every word!
This book would be PERFECT for a book club!
About the Author
When Maria Hoagland is not working at her computer, she can be found walking barefoot in soft grass, remodeling houses with her husband, or enjoying campfires with their three children. She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals on her iPod. Maria earned her degree at Brigham Young University, and although she adores mountain resorts near her Idaho home, she is no longer a fan of ice skating.
Maria has two published novels: Nourish & Strengthen and Family Size. Her poems have been published in small magazines, and her short story "Diagnosis & Treatment" won first place in the Linda Hunter Adams writing contest at Brigham Young University.