Monday, August 1, 2011

Nobody's Child... A Review

For Laura Ann McGehee, her body represents the one remaining financial resource that can save the family farm. For Sophia McQuistion, Laura Ann’s unusual sacrifice fulfills her own dream of having a child. Weaving together bioethics and faith in a heart-rending tale of love lost and loves found, Nobody’s Child dramatizes the ethical question we can no longer ignore in medicine: Just because we can do something … should we?

My thoughts...

Laura Ann's father dies right before Christmas. Her Uncle Jack, a vicious man, will do anything to get a share of the farm. While fighting to keep her farm from the bank and Uncle Jack, a woman arrives and shocks Laura Ann with the news of why she is there. Due to a flash flood the two spend time getting to know each other. Before the woman can go home a severe medical issue arises and just as a new life begins an old one passes away.

This was a nice, though very predictable, read. The beginning is slow and throughout the book there are places where the story gets a little boring. Overall, I give it 3 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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