Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Litfuse Review:The Offering by:Angela Hunt

 The Offering: A Novel
About the Book:
One innocent mistake . . . a lifetime of consequences.

After growing up an only child, Amanda Lisandra wants a big family. But since she and her soldier husband can’t afford to have more children right away, Mandy decides to earn money as a gestational carrier for a childless couple. She loves being pregnant, and while carrying the child, she dreams of having her own son and maybe another daughter. . . .

Just when the nearly perfect pregnancy is about to conclude, unexpected tragedy enters Mandy’s world and leaves her reeling. Devastated by grief, she surrenders the child she was carrying and struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium.

Two years later she studies a photograph of the baby she bore and wonders if the unthinkable has happened—could she have inadvertently given away her own biological child? Over the next few months Mandy struggles to decide between the desires of her grief-stricken heart and what’s best for the little boy she has never known.

About the Author:
With more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than one hundred titles, including The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and The Nativity Story. Her nonfiction book Don’t Bet Against Me, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Angela frequently teaches writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences, and she served as the keynote speaker at an American Christian Fiction Writers’ national conference. She and her husband make their home in Florida.

My Review:
 After having my first child and realizing that I would love to add to our family. And then realizing that we also didn't have the money just like the family in the book, it is really hard to calm that feeling of longing for another little one.

 Mandy is just like that. She wants to have a big family. But like the rest of us these days she and her soldier boy husband are racing to keep up in life. And the thought of adding to their family has to be a well thought out plan not something you go about on a whim. This book is amazing! I love how the characters were together but separate. Mandy is almost through with a pregnancy that is not meant to be her own when the unthinkable takes her for a joy ride and it wasn't one she wanted to take either. 

 I don't think I could ever do what Mandy did. It is so unselfish and loving. She is stronger than I ever could be. This is an awesome read. Angela Hunt's best yet!

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free through Litfuse for my honest review.