- Title: Choosing Charity
- Author: Terri Ferran
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Bonneville Books (July 10, 2012)
- Genre: Womans Fiction
- ISBN-10: 1462110657
- ISBN-13: 978-1462110650
- FTC FYI: I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
“We should begin, Arthur,” Alicia said. I detected no emotion in her smooth voice and I wondered what she was thinking. Can she see a resemblance? Can she tell I am her daughter?
With a new job, a husband she adores, and a life full of friends, Kit’s life seems pretty much perfect—well, aside from the fact that her husband is in school and way too busy for Kit’s liking. And of course she’s still dealing with the fall-out from her adoptive parents’ divorce.
But when Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, she’s not sure how to react. What good could possibly come from getting to know someone who left you in a dumpster to die?
Exquisitely written and full of heart, Choosing Charity is a can’t-miss read that’s sure to remind you why Christlike love is the greatest virtue of all.
I loved the characters in this book. I haven't read the other books in this series, but I will be going back and reading them. Now, with that said, this book worked very well as a stand alone read. I loved the main character's fun and quirky personality. You come to figure out that her past experiences contribute a lot to how she reacts to things. Another thing I wanted you to know, this was yet again a book that was a quick read. I didn't want to go to sleep, and I stayed up late...ON a school night...to finish this book. This has been happening a lot this summer. I chalk it up to reading many great books by awesome writers!!
This book has a lot of heart. It will pull at your heart strings. It will make you think "what if...". Some of the subjects in this book are adoption, abandonment, infertility, organ donation and emotional healing. Some things are quite controversial. Terri Ferran does a great job in the way she covers all of these tough subjects. My favorite characters have to be Kit and Charity. The interaction between these characters made me LOL and cry. I truly felt empty after finishing this book because I missed them and their conversations. This novel is about what could happen to real people, in very real situations, who turn to family and God to make it through their tough times.
Overall I loved this book. I truly like Terri's writing style and want to read more of her books. Add this book to your summer reading list. I know that it is probably full already, but you won't want to miss this very moving story.
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She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life.
Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).