The Two Week Wait by Lucy J Lewis

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.ePUB 235 pages
Expected Publication: January 28th 2021 by The Book Guild

About the Book:
For the last two decades, Jane has been trying for a baby. She knows all about surviving the agonising two-week wait between ovulation and test. Increasingly desperate, Jane opens her laptop, clicks, ‘TWW Forum: New Thread’, and types. ‘Anyone else starting their two-week wait? Shall we wait it out together?’ Four women respond to Jane’s message online; all strangers, all embarking on the same emotional two-week journey. All wanting just one thing. A baby. This fast-paced, light-hearted read explores the heartache of infertility through the bittersweet stories of five women;

- Mandi is young and eager. She needs all the help she can get.
- Becks already has one child and is stuck in the hellish limbo of secondary infertility.
- Instagram sensation, Star, is living and selling a false dream, online and off.
- Finally, feisty Fern is scheduling a pregnancy in between film shoots.

Five women, five stories, waiting to find out if it’s their turn for a baby. Love, heartache, shattered dreams and broken relationships. The two-week wait pushes them all to their limits.

My Review:
Having never had fertility issues this book was an eye-opener to me. How agonizingly sad to have to go through this. I am one-hundred percent feminist and believe a woman doesn't have to have children, or a man, to be complete...BUT if it is something you truly desire it must be devastatingly painful to have your heart broken month after month.

This was an easy read, with simplified dialogue and multiple narrators. It is sort of an epistolary style book as a lot of it is simple chat-room dialogue and there are some journal entries as well. I don't usually go for that but it worked here for some reason.

While the overly-simple writing style drove me nuts at times, I did like the intent of the story. The somewhat contrived parts were too convenient but the overall theme was interesting and, in the end, hopeful.

I rounded up because the book has such a low rating and I don't think it deserves it simply because the author didn't have the same struggle as some readers. It does say in the blurb I read that Lucy J Lewis based the story on her own experiences.

Thank you NetGalley, Lucy J Lewis and The Book Guild for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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