The Risk of Us by Rachel Howard

Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
About the Book:
What is the cost of motherhood? When The Risk of Us opens, we meet a forty-something woman who deeply wants to become a mother. The path that opens up to her and her husband takes them through the foster care system, with the goal of adoption. And when seven-year-old Maresa—with inch-deep dimples and a voice that can beam to the moon--comes into their lives, their hearts fill with love. But her rages and troubles threaten to crack open their marriage. Over the course of a year, as Maresa approaches the age at which children become nearly impossible to place, the couple must decide if they can be the parents this child needs, and finalize the adoption—or give her up.

Oh my gosh...All the stars. This is a heartbreaking tearful adventure into the frightful world of fostering to adoption. Yes it is excruciatingly sad but whether or not you enjoyed the characters portrayed in this story or even the story itself; it all pales in reality to the truth and children are the most innocent of beings.

I love that this book is fiction and reality blended. The author has accomplished both beautifully by underlining fine nuances of the psyche and emotions that run through in fostering and adoptions and juxtaposed to which has also informed us of a gory reality of a child who was mistreated.

It is no exaggeration that this story is gripping, shocking and a real page turner. It is such an absorbing read and the characters have become my close friends. Thank you Rachel Howard , you are a talented writer.

Thank you NetGalley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Rachel Howard for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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