Friday, April 20, 2018

Guest Book Review: Baby Girl

By Shana Javery

When young Cheryl Ann leaves home, she thinks her path is straight…until she’s forced to make a choice she could never have imagined. The man in her life makes it clear: either pick your baby or pick me, he says. Suddenly, Cheryl finds herself at a crossroads. She makes a decision that will change her life forever, and that decision causes a chain of events that will lead Cheryl to a completely unexpected place.

Baby Girl is a mother’s story. It’s about the greatest sacrifice a mother can make when she wants only the best for her child. It’s about falling in and out of love, of losing and finding one’s self. It’s about the perilous journey from passionate young love to happy true love and understanding the differences between the two.

Baby Girl is a book that readers won’t want to miss because it’s a story they won’t forget. (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.)

Note from the Author:
This book is based on a true story…a story that is heartbreaking at times but will leave readers with a better understanding of what a woman will do to protect her child. When I first heard this birth mother’s story I was touched by it, so much so that I needed to know more. When I knew more, I knew I needed to write my novel. The result is Baby Girl.

Normally, I don’t like to include book descriptions with my review. In this case, however, I love the Goodreads description. And I also love the note from the author. If only I’d known this book was based on a true story! (Yes, I didn’t read any of the above before starting the book.) The only thing I can add to everything above is that I really enjoyed this book. Before I started this book I learned that it was the fourth book in a series. I was told that the book could stand alone, and It most certainly did! (Now I also look forward to reading the first three books in the series.)

I’m so glad that I read this novel because I loved every page. The author’s writing style was so effortless. I felt like she was sitting by my side and telling me a story. I fell in love with the main character Cheryl Ann. Knowing that her story is true just blows my mind. What a resilient woman. I felt every heartache that she experienced and I didn’t want to put the book down. You will be swept up in Cheryl Ann’s journey as you cheer for her to triumph. I encourage you to grab a cup of tea (you’ll see why when you read the book) or a glass of wine (my personal favorite) and treat yourself to a few hours reading this very special book.

Thanks to Bette Lee Crosby for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Shana Javery is an attorney mediator with a background in employment law. She is thrilled to have renewed her lifelong love of reading over the past few years. Shana & her husband reside in Plano, Texas. She is grateful to all the fabulous authors out there who unknowingly have eased her heartache from becoming a recent empty nester. 

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1 comment:

Dianna said...

Normally I don't like to read book summaries because they give away so much information! However, knowing that this was inspired by a true story makes me want to read it.