Of This Much I'm Sure

At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become. 

 Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors of IVF when a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately, Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.  

My Review

Instantly, I connected with author, Nadine and her husband, Jamie. Nadine takes readers on her person journey into motherhood. What I really loved the most about this book is how Nadine did not shy away from anything...the struggles, pain, fear, joy, love, and happiness.

Every moment of the way I felt as if I was there with Nadine and her husband. I kind of am familiar with the process of IVF but reading about all of the different time lines and needles of medications that Nadine had to inject in herself was very overwhelming. Than there were the scary moments when Nadine had to have emergency surgery and when she found out that she might not have a healthy pregnancy.

I think it is important to point out that as Nadine learned that struggling through infertility can take a huge toll on couples. Communication is the key as well as love and strong spousal support. Through this all, Nadine and Jamie were able to find this balance. I am so happy that they found their happy ending with a son. There may be nothing else you can be sure of but I can guarantee you that you can be sure that this book is a winner. Nadine grips you by your heart strings and has you cheering for her all the way. A five star read!


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