I love Ms. Armstrong's writing. I'm a longtime fan. I adore her romances.
This book is different, but as beautiful, if not more so, for the subject matter it covers - Infertility.
While I haven't personally dealt with this challenge, my heart ached and broke for the characters in this story, who represented women who deal with this everyday, who long for a child to hold in their arms and call theirs, whether it comes to them through modern day miracle medicine or adoption.
The story follows Megan, Christina, and Kyra, who all suffer from IF for various reasons and to different degrees. They eventually become friends and strengths to one another as they cry, laugh, and rage at the unfairness of it all. A story of love and friendship, of heartache and joy, of faith and doubt.
You'll need a box of tissues handy. It's an emotional roller coaster of a ride, and worth every word.
An excellent selection for book clubs as it comes with discussion questions. I've already recommended it for my book club to review.
Baby dust for all the women out there who deal with this challenge. You are truly remakable in the face of adversity.
Megan doesn’t want to be bitter. But it’s hard not to be when her star teenage piano student accidentally gets pregnant. Megan’s done everything right—married the man she loves and read the parenting books. Yet after six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet.
Christina has been off birth control for more than a year—she just hasn’t told her husband. Now infertility threatens to rip their already strained marriage apart. He’s uncertain about fatherhood, but Christina will do anything to be a mother.
Kyra, the poverty-stricken mother of a precocious three-year-old, is shocked to struggle with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but try telling that to those demanding payment for the chance at motherhood.
When a school book drive brings the three women together, their uncomfortable secrets soon come to light. Can they overcome their heartache together, or will they allow their struggles to tear them apart?
Explore this emotionally charged tale of friendship and hope today!
Just in time for Valentines and for your favorite lady, a new clean, young adult, medieval fantasy romance hit the market today. "A Golden Princess," book three in A Royal Romance Series of Anna del C. Dye is a stand-alone story. You will find an array of characters, fears, love, endurance and heroes, between its pages. Enjoy!
Anna Del C.'s previous book "Kingdom by the Sea" will be on sale at $0.99 from Feb. 10 to the 16
About the book:
Small for her age, Princess Nyala is determined to be noticed and someday rule with fairness and valor in Kaloma. All changes when she looks upon the stars and they predict her accident. After she awakens to a broken body, her father takes to his goblet and she steps into power in her kingdom at sixteen.
Her father said that no man would choose a half-broken princess. Is that how Prince Nicolao sees her after the accident? Her heart is unsure and out of fear she keeps him away to avoid a broken heart.
As soon the other kingdoms in the land determine the predicament of the Royal House of Kaloma, they too will prey on her vulnerability to steal her kingdom. She will have to confront new foes or lose it all.
About the Author:
Anna del C. Dye was born in Valparaiso, Chile amongst some of the world's most famous beaches. She grew up the middle, after her twin, Elena. Her mother died when she was six, but Anna was lucky enough to find a new mother in her husband's mother whom she loves dearly. Anna accredits her mother-in-law with teaching her many things in life.
After meeting Rodney, a native of Idaho, in her hometown, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. An article about their love story, Why Me? was published in spring 2010 by Covenant in the book Angels Round About. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah and are the parents of three princes and a princess.
Early on in her life, Anna showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, and a movie, which she enjoyed immensely. She is in charge of the costumes for the Elf Court in Utah's own Fantasy Con. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Anna is an accomplished, multi-award winning author. She received the Editor's Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry. Second place for the first page of A Kingdom by the Sea. Bronze medal for Elfs in a Conquered Realm. Her short story entitled Amerine—Fairy Princess won an award in the Oquirrh Writers contest and was published by Kalkion Magazine. Her article, A New American Mother, was published by Desert Saints Magazine. Other articles about family and relationships have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West.
She is the author of The Silent Warrior Trilogy and four other books in her Elf Series. Anna has also published an electronic book for sixth-graders name Emerine's Nightmare. From her new A Royal Romance Series, A Golden Princess is the stand alone book three of this series.
Anna holds a yearly Book Drive in her community and has given more that 250 books to 6 different Elementary Schools and another 1000 to 3 different Senior Centers in Utah.
This was my first read by Youngblood and Poole. It won't be my last.
I liked the premise of angels having to earn their "wings" so to speak. There are no wings actually involved. Maybe later? Instead there is hand waving without a magic wand. The afterlife rules are well thought out.
Gracie is a likable character and nicley contrasted by her stern mentor. Gracie makes mistakes in the afterlife which shows that she takes with her what she had in mortality.
I really liked the introduction of the "other" angels. A nice plot twist and good comparison of dark and light.
The relationship between Alex and Dawson is well developed. As always, I love a happy ending. I definitely want to read more about Gracie's assignments.
Gracie Louise Andrews led an ordinary, humdrum life—right up until the day she died and became an angel ... err ... almost an angel. In order to become a real angel, she must prove herself. She's given the assignment to help couples find lasting love--an overwhelming task, considering her own love life was a complete disaster. Begrudgingly, Gracie accepts her new role and is assigned her first couple: Alex Swanson and Dawson Allen.
Alex, a self-made business owner who has her nose constantly to the grind, regrets losing Dawson, the love of her life. Formerly the Marketing Director of Alex’s company, Dawson has moved out of state and is no longer a part of her life.
Gracie uses her newfound angel powers to orchestrate a wacky plan to bring the couple back together. Things go awry when a handsome, mysterious stranger sweeps Gracie off her feet and threatens to distract her from her mission. Will her zany antics save the day, proving that love never fails, or will she bumble the whole thing up and forgo any chance of ever becoming an angel?
Includes bonus chapters from bestselling authors Taylor Hart and Lucy McConnell