I have to confess that I’m pleasantly surprised! The book “A Pound of Hope” was recommended to me so I contacted the author for a copy, have had it sitting on my shelf for a few weeks now (imagining that it was going to be a slow and difficult read like many preemie baby books), and finally started pouring over it yesterday.
Before reading the book I read the review on the back and was surprised to see that it had been labeled as “A riveting story of despair and tragedy, joy and laughter. I couldn’t put it down…”. What? Really? Couldn’t put it down? I was sure that the critic was being over-generous in her review.
Wow. It was all true. I can’t put the book down! It’s not a reference book full of medical and scientific explanations (although it does include footnotes to further explain medical information that enhances the experience and understanding of the reader), it’s just the author’s story. It’s dramatic, true, devastating, hopeful, unbelievable, relevant, and tear-jerking. I think it’s brought me to tears five times already and I’m about halfway through the book.
Anyway, of course I plan to publish a full review of the book when I’ve finished (which will be very soon because I don’t want to put it down), but I couldn’t wait to let all of you know how good it is!
Keep it in mind, but be patient. After I publish my full review I will be giving away a copy to one of you – so stay tuned! This extra copy of the book was generously donated to me by the authors themselves, for your benefit.