The Offering - by Angela Hunt

Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Blurb:

One innocent mistake . . . a lifetime of consequences.

After growing up an only child, Amanda Lisandra wants a big family. But since she and her soldier husband can’t afford to have more children right away, Mandy decides to earn money as a gestational carrier for a childless couple. She loves being pregnant, and while carrying the child, she dreams of having her own son and maybe another daughter. . . .

Just when the nearly perfect pregnancy is about to conclude, unexpected tragedy enters Mandy’s world and leaves her reeling. Devastated by grief, she surrenders the child she was carrying and struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium.

Two years later she studies a photograph of the baby she bore and wonders if the unthinkable has happened—could she have inadvertently given away her own biological child? Over the next few months Mandy struggles to decide between the desires of her grief-stricken heart and what’s best for the little boy she has never known.

My Thoughts:

Roller coaster of emotions! What if you couldn't have a baby? What if you decided that you out of the kindness of your heart you would carry a child for someone else so that they would know the joy of parenthood?  Could you do this for someone? I actually thought about this just because I enjoyed being 
pregnant, and because I was adopted. However, I am not sure I could.

In Angela Hunt's new book, The Offering she explores this very idea. Mandy is a military wife who is looking for a way to make some extra money and when she runs into another military wife at her husband, Gideon's family store she thinks she has found a way to bring in some extra money. After much discussion her husband gets on board. 

The depth of emotion is hard to describe, other than to say a very riveting book!


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