Monday, December 13, 2010

Three Wishes

Three Wishes
By Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match.

What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.

My Thoughts:  In some respects I didn't get this story's message. These women were too blessed in many ways to agonize as they did. The choices made seem in the realm of self-contentedness at any cost or course of action and therefore made the story as a whole very unsympathetic to me. I'm sure others will disagree with me so, to say the least, this is a very interesting journey for the three women involved. It's painfully honest and at time emotionally hard to read. I give it Two STARS.

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