Saturday, April 24, 2010

Book review: Three Wishes

I'm generally reading at least 4 books at any given time, and I tend to read a bit of each book, then move on to the next one.  This week I started reading a new book, Three Wishes, and barely put it down until I was finished! No taking a break from this book to read another one- I had to get to the end and see what happened!

If this book was found in the fiction section of my library, I think I would have rolled my eyes a bit at the idea. Here's the blurb about Three Wishes, from Hachette Book Group:
Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.

But here's the thing- this isn't a fiction book, it's a true story, written by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones and Pamela Ferdinand, the three women whose story the book tells. And it's amazing!  The book switches between the three women as they each tell about their road to love and motherhood.  Each woman is extremely honest with the challenges they faced, but all of the stories are told in a wonderfully descriptive, beautiful way. These women are very talented writers, and I loved following them along their journeys.

This book is full of a lot of truth and it's also full of a lot of hope.  These women went through tough breakups and divorces and job changes and major life transitions, but they also never gave up, and all ended up with what they dreamed of most in the end.

I highly recommend this book- especially if you're wondering if your dreams might be a little too far out of reach- it'll encourage you to keep hoping!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review, but did receive a copy of this book to read and review for myself. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.