LEAVING HAVEN by Kathleen McCleary will take you on an emotional ride. Georgia, who has a daughter, longs for a second child as she suffers miscarriage after miscarriage. Then her best friend, Alice, who has a teenage daughter, offers to be her egg donor, and her dream of having a baby become real. But then she discovers something that changes her mind about how much she really wants baby Haven, and what love is. I knew the “reveal” before I read the book, but it did not take away from the story. If anything, it made me wonder how it would unfold. It still took me through all kinds of wonderful twists and turns. I was not sure what was going to happen to Haven until the last page.
With so many couples going through infertility, a story like this will bring up all kinds of issues, and it would make for a great book group discussion. Our Sneak Peek readers weighed in on this book as well, and you can read their comments here. I loved seeing what they had to say.