by Karma Brown
Paperback: 336 pages
Published by: Mira Books (a Division of Harlequin) on July 12, 2016
Available from: Amazon.ca Amazon.com Indigo/Chapters Barnes & Noble
Following her bestselling debut novel Come Away with Me, Karma Brown returns with an unforgettable story that explores the intricate dynamics of friendship and parenthood.
Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created—complete with two perfect little girls.
Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart. Poignant and refreshingly honest, The Choices We Make is a powerful tale of an incredible friendship and the risks we take to make our dreams come true.
About The Author:
KARMA BROWN is a National Magazine award-winning journalist, freelance writer, and the author of the international bestsellers COME AWAY WITH ME (MIRA/HarperCollins)—a Globe & Mail Top 100 Books for 2015—and THE CHOICES WE MAKE (MIRA/HarperCollins).
A former marketing director and copywriter, Karma now spends much time mulling plot lines in coffee shops and lives just outside Toronto with her family. Her third novel, EVERY MOMENT (Park Row Books/HarperCollins), will be published June 2017.
Fantastic story that pulls on your heart-strings so much, that I think I used an entire box of tissues to mop up my tears in the last few chapters. Friendships between women can be a strong fierce bond that even husbands can't break into. These friendships can span your whole lifetime. This story was full of a roller-coaster of emotions as Hannah tries to conceive a child, but can't and Kate, her bestie, tries to come up with several ways to help her and make her feel better about the choices she was making. As Hannah works through all the possibilities of how to become a mother anyway, she finds love and light, but with that comes some sadness and pain... and an unfortunate tragedy that is devastating to everyone involved.
I loved, loved, loved this book (but truthfully, I had to put it down a few times because my heart felt like it was going to burst; I couldn't help comparing it to my own experiences at times).
(because I love reading about real relationships between best friends, couples, parents and children... because I love reading about overcoming struggles that are so big you have no idea how they will ever survive such a huge blow to their mind and their heart... and because, I realized that Women's Fiction is a whole genre I've been ignoring and shouldn't be. It's wonderful.)