Michael And Juliet Evans Long For A Baby But Are Forced To Resort To A World Of Private Clinics And Medical Jargon As They Wait, Juliet S Grasp On Reality Begins To Slide Into The Picture Comes Anna, A Young, Single Mother From Glasgow Whose Child Is Missing. Thank you to netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review I have never read a Jane Asher book so I was intrigued to see that this is a reprint from 1996 and was her debut novel.Juliet and Michael are married with good careers but do want children After 9 years of marriage they decide to try harder to have a baby and start off by going down the ovulation testing route This however doesn t work and performing to order somewhat kills the
I really liked the idea of this storyline and, indeed it was intriguing and heartbreaking when thinking of the real life scenarios couples go through to concieve Michael and Harriet are not really happy together when they embark on IVF treatment and Harriet has a difficult relationship both with her mother and even her best friend It is not, therefore, the best foundation to start with However couples do get lulled into a sense that everything would be okay if only they could have a baby and so I didn t find their going ahead with the procedure unrealistic However as things go from bad to much worse I had the feeling that the reactions of some of the characters, Harriets mother in particular, were not true to themselves This very straightlaced, insistent woman did not demand to see her daughter when the chips were down.The plot was quite intricate but, for me, I think this whole story would have worked
I remember reading this book many years ago and it left a lasting impression I was at the time having similar problems and could relate to some of the feelings of the main character. The longing by Jane Asher All she wanted was a baby Was that so much to ask A baby to nourish in her body, to give birth with pain and pleasure, to adore A baby to suckle and care for, to clean and cudd
Found it a bit boring and drawn out even though the topic should be fascinating Pretty disappointed in this read to be honest, expected better. This is a reprint from 1996 and it shows I found the story old fashioned and dated There are much, much better books to buy. Really hard to get into at first as it keeps changing from past to present, but once I got into, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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- The Longing
- Jane Asher
- 07 September 2017 Jane Asher