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Review: The Choices We Make

August 11, 2016

The Choices We Make

Hannah and Kate have been best friends since elementary school.  Both are happily married.  Kate and her husband have two adorable girls while Hannah and her husband struggle with infertility.  In the ultimate act of friendship, Kate offers to be a surrogate for Hannah and Ben.  None of them can imagine how accepting Kate’s generous offer will change all of their lives forever.

I can’t say too much more about the plot of The Choices We Make by Karma Brown without spoiling things but I can say I was hooked on this book from the very start.  The point of view alternates between the two friends and Brown writes so well I could feel Hannah and Ben’s pain and I hurt along with them, even though I’ve never struggled with the same issues.  I also felt Kate’s love when she offered to help her friends achieve their goal.

Hannah and Kate and their struggles felt very real to me so I know this book will resonate with so many readers.  It made me cry several times and made me smile as well.  It gave me a lot to think about so I think it would make an excellent book club selection.

The audio version of The Choices We Make is narrated by Cassandra Campbell and Jorjeana Marie and they both did an outstanding job.  Having the two narrators made it easy to keep track of the characters and enhanced the story.  I’ve already recommended the audio version of this book to several friends.  You don’t want to miss The Choices We Make!

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:59 am

    Can’t go wrong with Cassanda Campbell. Sounds good

  2. August 11, 2016 8:25 am

    I love the type of book on audio… and Cassandra Campbell is always a plus!

  3. August 11, 2016 10:00 am

    I don’t usually like audio books, but it seems like this one might be worth checking out!

  4. August 11, 2016 10:21 am

    I’ve never read this author, but she sounds like a “new favorite” for me. Thanks for sharing.

  5. August 11, 2016 12:18 pm

    Sounds like a winner. I love stories that center around childhood friends.

  6. August 11, 2016 1:05 pm

    This does sound good, Kathy. I read another book about surrogacy not too long ago in which I felt the author did a good job of presenting both sides of the issue. I will have to look for this one.

  7. August 11, 2016 1:15 pm

    I love books about friendships, so this appeals to me.

  8. August 11, 2016 3:13 pm

    Wow, that is definitely one powerful subject to write about. I know I will get emotional reading about it too.

  9. August 11, 2016 11:48 pm

    You are the 2nd person to rave about this one. Since I liked her 1st book, Come Away with Me, a lot. And since I already have this one in my TBR pile. I guess I’ll get to this one sooner rather than later.

  10. August 12, 2016 10:34 am

    Oh good! Adding to my Audible wish list 🙂

  11. Jackie permalink
    August 14, 2016 12:12 pm

    Thanks for this, adding to my TBR.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:24 am

    This one is on my must-read list. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  13. August 15, 2016 1:26 pm

    I like the way you wrote this – you didn’t want to give away the plot, but you made me curious about the story. Now I have to read/listen to the book. Sounds good.

  14. August 16, 2016 3:14 pm

    Sounds like these issues could stir up conflict between the friends. I love that you listened on audio and found it easy to follow. That’s important with two story lines.

  15. August 18, 2016 3:43 pm

    I’m reading this book now, but since I’m a fan of Jorjeana Marie and may need to track down the audio instead. I love what I’ve read so far and your review makes me want to continue even more! This author is a new favorite.

  16. August 19, 2016 9:01 pm

    Oh, I’ll have to consider this when it’s my turn to choose for book club.

  17. August 26, 2016 8:42 am

    I believe I have this on hold at the library. Glad to see you enjoyed it.

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