Book synopsis(via Goodreads):
Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created—complete with two perfect little girls.
She and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby, so when they receive the news that she will likely never get pregnant, Hannah's heartbreak is overwhelming. But just as they begin to tentatively explore the other options, it's Kate's turn to do the rescuing. Not only does she offer to be Hannah's surrogate, but Kate is willing to use her own eggs to do so.
Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart. Poignant and refreshingly honest, The Choices We Make is a powerful tale of two mothers, one incredible friendship and the risks we take to make our dreams come true.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Harlequin for the Advanced Reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***
This insomniac's opinion:
I am not much of a 'chick lit' reader but this one caught my eye because the I am fascinated by surrogacy.
This novel was slow-moving but interesting and I did feel that it was kind about how cruel infertility can be. However, it just never quite struck me as real and the characters could have been fleshed out more.
Worth staying up all night to read?
If you like chick lit, it may be.