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.
WOW.... The Offering is one of those books that you think you know just how it will play out, but in this story and scenario, it leaves you thinking about it for a VERY long time! Surrogacy has sooo many layers to it on both sides and can open doors that you never even imagined were possible. I had an incredibly hard time with Amanda. Her pity party throughout the book made me want to just jump in there and straighten her out (haha)
This story, at times is heart wrenching and as I said, will leave you thinking... not just about the story, but about family and what a gift it truly is! Some of the subject matter may be controversial to some, but as in life, Gods knows the heart of each of us, and for that I am so thankful!
BEWARE...Read with Kleenex !
Thank you LitFuse for providing the Offering in exchange for my honest review!