I received this book for free an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Wish There Were Baby Factories by Julie Weinberg
Published by Booklocker.com on 15th June 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: an ARC
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It’s Washington, D.C. in 1990 and yuppies Lauren and Mack Weiss seem to have it all – great jobs, nice cars, and each other. All they desperately want is a baby to complete the picture. Laugh and cry your way through their five-year quest with infertility, genetic testing, adoption and more. Lauren’s behind-the-scenes details of the legislative process will captivate you on their roller coaster ride toward parenthood. Feel hope, despair and jubilation in this true and inspiring story.
Firstly I would like to thank Mickey and Natalie at Julia Drake PR for sending me this book to review.
Wow what a story. It was literally heartbreaking.
Lauren was such a good person, all she wanted was a baby. I know so many people that have babies that didn’t want them or didn’t really try for them. They just happened and reading page after page of Lauren’s story was awful. I was crying on the tube!
I thought Mack was a great husband. He did so well to hold it all together for the both of them. there were times when I thought he might leave but he never did he stayed throughout the bad times. For better or worse.
I thought Bart was a fantastic work husband. I admit half the time I didn’t understand some of the legislations when people throw legal jargon at me I tend to skip over it, but I don’t think it was essential to the story to understand it. They had a great working relationship loved the Chairman. She was fantastic. she really cared about Lauren and I couldn’t have been happier that she wanted to pass a law to help people like Lauren.
This was a really heart wrenching tale but Julie showed us that even in the most desperate and despairing of times there’s always hope and a reason to smile just around the corner.