Other People's Children by R.J. Hoffmann

.ePUB, 286 pages
Expected Publication: April 6th 2021 by Simon & Schuster

About the Book:
What makes a family? Gail and Jon Durbin moved to the Chicago suburbs to set up house as soon as Gail got pregnant. But then she miscarried—once, twice, three times. Determined to expand their family, the Durbins turn to adoption. When several adoptions fall through, Gail’s desire for a child overwhelms her. Carli is a pregnant teenager from a blue-collar town nearby, with dreams of going to college and getting out of her mother’s home. When she makes the gut-wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption, she chooses the Durbins. But Carli’s mother, Marla, has other plans for her grandbaby. In Other People’s Children, three mothers make excruciating choices to protect their families and their dreams—choices that put them at decided odds against one another.

My Review:
Oh this book...crushingly sad throughout. Yet, I loved this novel from start to end. It is authentic and a true treasure for those who are looking for more than just a good story. It is maybe one of the most no-nonsense novels I've ever read. And every woman who's ever had a miscarriage will identify and sympathise with Gail, yet I ended up being very angry with her....then learned to forgive her with all my heart. I mean the ride of emotions from this book and the tense situation towards the end nearly gave me a heart attack. 

The characters emotions were penned beautifully, I really felt for all of them, what heartbreakingly sad decisions all around. I would call this book a couples journey...with so many ups and downs and it was described in a way that one can relate to with all the feels. Simply unbelievably dense, yet fantastically well written with a lovely, natural flow to it. All. The. Stars.

Thank you NetGalley, R.J. Hoffmann, Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.



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