author: Jennifer Ann Holt
publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
release date: February 8, 2012
summary: Infertility. If it doesn't affect us, it affects someone near us. An unexpected pregnancy. We all know someone who has been a surprise baby or had one.
Jennifer Ann Holt has written a novel about these two issues. Olivia wants to be a mom and Allison is shocked to have a positive pregnancy test.
My perspective: At first I had difficulties enjoying the first few chapters because I'm not familiar with the LDS terms. I was reminded of the Biblical stories of Hannah who had to deal with watching Peninnah and of Sarah and Hagar. The novel picked up when Olivia read her great-aunt's journal. The best part of the whole book is the Author's Note telling about her own struggle with infertility and joys of adoption. When I finished the book, I found myself wishing she had told more about herself rather than writing a fictional novel.
Giveaway: Jennifer is giving away two signed copies of Delivering Hope as well as magnets and bookmarks. There are three ways you can enter:
1. Follow Jennifer's blog and leave a comment there to let her know.
2. Like the Delivering Hope facebook page.
3. Watch the trailer and leave a comment about the book trailer on her facebook page.
An adoption attorney and adoptive father, Wesley D. Hutchins, says it perfectly: "Somewhere in the world a pregnancy test is negative...and a woman weeps. Somewhere else in the world a pregnancy test is positive...and another woman weeps. In Delivering Hope, the miracle of adoption brings them together"
Other stops on the Delivering Hope Blog Tour are here.