Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chasing Hope Review & Giveaway

"When I'd finally pulled myself together enough to hobble back to the hospital bed, I felt my emotions evaporate. I was empty and alone. I had no baby to worry about and nothing to live for. There was nothing to survive for. I was ripped and bloodied and didn't give a crap anymore." Chasing Hope, Chapter 10


When James and I decided to start a family, we "got to know each other" three days in a row (which an online website told me were our best to days to conceive) and BAM! We made a baby. I had the most simple, easy pregnancy. 9 months later, we welcome our son into the world, never once thinking something would have ever interfered in us meeting Connor in October of 2012.

But the reality is, I'm the exception in many ways. My best friend Kari suffered two miscarriages before having her daughter in 2010. Other families have suffered loss after loss, while many are left to turn to their doctor and medical procedures to help them make a baby. I can't imagine the roller coaster of emotions these families experience. Simply put, becoming parents isn't always an easy as just doing it.

Chasing Hope is Amy and Kevin Daws' story of heartbreak, loss and the miracle of never ending hope. At 33 weeks pregnant, Amy is certain something bad will soon happen, it had too many times before. Deep down she fears it’s only a matter of time before the baby she’s carrying will die. Despite the fact that Amy had been repeatedly slapped in the face with multiple miscarriages, she still can’t seem to quiet that tiny voice in the back of her head that’s screaming at her to not give up hope.  

Amy stumbles through her journey with humor and warmth, all while dealing with the neuroses that came along with getting her hopes shattered time and time again. All she has to do is close her eyes and she’s lurched back to the memories of her losses; on the floor in her bathroom, in the hospital, and even at her place of work. No one knows what the internal mind of a woman who’d lost five babies and suffered so many let downs goes through. 

Maybe you are like me in regards to getting pregnant. Maybe you know all too well what Amy has gone through. Maybe you are some where in the middle. No matter what your journey to motherhood was/is like, Chasing Hope will make you see pregnancy in a whole new light. Amy's story will have you appreciating every day with your little one a bit more. For those of who blinked and got pregnant, you'll appreciate that luck so much more after reading this book. More than anything, if you are in the midst of your own journey to motherhood, Amy's novel will have you chasing hope as well.

One blog reader will win an eBook of Chasing Hope simply by following the easy prompts below!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for blogging about my true story! It's getting great reviews on amazon! Be sure to check them out! http://www.amazon.com/dp/0990325202/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_cSRQtb117TZXC

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    1. Thank you for allowing me to share your story.

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  2. I've seen so many blogger friends talking about this book - I must read it soon!

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    1. Yeah you should Jennifer! :) I have it available in ebook too! For Kindle or Nook devices! (shameless book plug!!!)

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    2. It's such an amazing story. All Mommas or Moms to be or Moms in the making should read it.

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  3. Wow, I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to Amy. Michael and I conceived so easily that I forget it's not so easy for all women. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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    1. Thanks Courtney! It will definitely make you want to go and hug your babies really tight!!!

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    2. Amy is right. After reading Chasing Hope, I cuddle Connor a little longer after his nap and before bed time. It really made me think to myself... I'm truly far more lucky than I even knew...

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  4. Wow this books like it would be a great read. Very emotional.

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    1. Thank you! It's getting great reviews, so it looks like readers agree! :)

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    2. It take you on a roller-coaster of emotions really. But the outcome... worth the read!

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