Friday, September 24, 2010

Lucky Baby - Book Review



I had the pleasure of being able to review the book, Lucky Baby by Meredith Efren. As an avid reader who tends to base books on how they emotionally move me, I can honestly say that from the first paragraph of the first chapter, I was intrigued.

While Meg lives a happy life with her husband, there's always this cloud looming over her head that she was and still is a disappointment to her mother. She just never could measure up. When she decides to adopt a child from China, she begins to see motherhood from a different perspective.

Mothering her baby girl doesn't come without its many challenges and heartbreaks but she grows from them.

Told from the perspective of two little girls, one who was adopted from China and the other who was left behind and of course, Meg's viewpoint, this book threads a magical tale of how love can conquer the greatest fears and disappointments.

I look forward to reading more books by the author Meredith Efken. For more information and to order a copy, please go to meredithefken.com or find it on amazon.com

17 comments:

Nezzy said...

WoW, a story told from different perspectives, sounds like a very intriguing read. Thanks, I need to start stockpiling for the winter.

God bless ya sweetie and have a terrific weekend!!! :o)

Mari said...

It sounds like a great book!
PS - the book I got from you - The Help, is still making the rounds. Everyone i have loaned it too has really liked it.

Elle Bee said...

This sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the great review!

Buckeroomama said...

Hmmm, I'm intrigued. I might check this out at the library. :)

Sandra said...

That does sound like a very unique story. I'll remember to pick it up when I'm not reading 15 lb. textbooks.
But how fabulous is that to get picked to review a book. That's fabulous! I'm kind of a little jealous...but jealous in a good way!
Thank you for your wonderful comment over at my blog. Yes, we will hold each other's hand on the merry path that is called menopause!

Anita said...

Very good review, Simone. Will have to check out the author's website.

MissKris said...

I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for good books/new authors. I went to the library website and put this one and one about SAHMs by her on hold. Would you like a recommendation for an Oregon author? Lauren is a great writer...one of her books was the "Oregon Reads" book last year. The one I recommend, tho, that is just beautiful...is called "Dancing With Rose". I think you'll like it.

MissKris said...

OOOOOOooooopS! Menopausal brain fart, haha. I forgot to give you Lauren's last name: Kessler.

Heart2Heart said...

Simone,

This sounds like a great read. So many families have been blessed by the love of adopting a child and in return receiving so much more in the process. I love how it's been told from the perspectives of the two girls. Sounds like an amazing and heartwarming read.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Helene said...

It sounds like an amazing story! I'll look for it next time I'm at the bookstore (or even better, I may put it on my library queue!)

Erin said...

Sounds like another one to add to my Amazon queue, LOL!

Have you read Little Bee by Chris Cleave? I just finished it and LOVED IT---and am hosting book club on it this week. Can't wait!

;-)

Anita said...

Hi Simone, me again.
Just read Erin's comment and noticed that she read "Little Bee." I read it too, and really felt a connection to Little Bee. It's a sad book about a beautiful person. I'd also recommend it.

I left Erin a comment, too.

EnJoy the upcoming week and may you accomplish a few things on your plate. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like a read I want to add to my list...Happy Fall

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Oooh, that sounds really good. I love story telling from different points of view. Will see if I can get this one! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Relyn said...

Hey, this sounds wonderful. thanks for telling us about it. I'd never heard of it. Before I rush off to my library's website, I wanted to invite you personally to join in a blog swap I am hosting. I think you would really enjoy it. Of course, I totally understand if that's not something you're interested in doing. Just wanted to let you know that I'd be thrilled if you would consider joining us. Sign up ends tomorrow. I hope the end of your week is marvelous.

Petula said...

That sounds like a very good book. I haven't hear of this one and would love to read it. Great review.

Petula said...

Oh... I have an award for you and it'll be up before the night is over. :-)

 

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