Ali and Cora have been best friends since childhood. Now in their forties, the two women lead very different lives: single Cora is a professor who studies wind trends, while Ali is a wife and mother. When Ali was unable to get pregnant, Cora donated her own eggs so that Ali could have her miracle child, Letty, now 14 and in full-fledged teenage rebellion. Cora has returned to Florida with a terrible secret: she’s suffering from a hereditary kidney disease that she fears she’s passed on to Letty. While Cora works up the courage to tell Ali what her family may be facing, Ali is contemplating the possibility of having another child even as her marriage is showing signs of strain, and Letty is sneaking out to see her troubled boyfriend. (Courtesy of Amazon.com)
My take: This book tugged at my heart strings. I always thought, if I found out later that I can't have children, some of my friends would step in and have the babies for me. I never worried about diseases they could pass on or if I wanted more than one, would asking that same friend to donate more eggs be too much? Then when you think you know how the book is going to go, a twist is thrown in and made me want to reach into the book and hug each of them. I would recommend this book to read, it's not chick lit as I originally thought. It provokes questions that I still don't have the answer to.