The Gift of Life – a book review

The Gift of LifeI was contacted by Keily J Adey at the end of December last year.  She asked me if I’d like to read and review her book – The Gift of Life.  It’s a very personal account of her sometimes harrowing journey to motherhood.

When the 110 page paperback book arrived, I knew I’d need to be in a good place emotionally before I could read it.  You all know that I had a miscarriage a few years ago, most of the time I’m fine, but I can’t say that it doesn’t still upset me.  But I was lucky, I fell pregnant with Monkey without any outside intervention, I fell very quickly.  As much as I’d have loved to have a brother or sister for him, age was never on my side, neither were the finances to even contemplate IVF.

So when I knew that I’d be able to read The Gift of Life without ending in floods of tears I began.  Keily has written this book as a diary, its frank, but doesn’t go into too many minute details.  The book deals with miscarriage and her subsequent experience of IVF.  It’s interesting to read of her struggles and ultimate joy. I only personally know a few people who have tried IVF, one was lucky, others were not.  I’ve heard that after having IVF babies, people can fall pregnant naturally, this also happens to Keily, but life is never that simple for her, it seems.

There are two bundles of joy in her life, so there is a happy ending to this story.  I’m sure The Gift of Life would provide comfort for others in a similar situation.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments remain our own honest opinions

About over40andamumtoone

I’m a first time, full time Mum in my 40′s. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. We’ve had a busy 3 years so far, but now as Monkey has started pre-school I’ve decided to start a blog about our journey and experiences from here on in. We also have a kitten called Brewster who will be making appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari F1 fan, so am sure that will slip in to the blog too. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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2 Responses to The Gift of Life – a book review

  1. This sounds like it would be a really helpful read for people struggling with infertility.
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