Thursday, 9 May 2013

Review of Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

This is another cracker of a reader from page one I was hooked.  This novel just left me spinning with the twists and revelations.  A story of love, loss and betrayal.

Music therapist Zoe finally has a prayers answered when her and husband Max fall pregnant after numerous attempts of IVF.  The euphoria is short lived when her life comes crashing down and she loses not only her longed for baby and husband but goes on to be diagnosed with cancer resulting in a hysterectomy.

Whilst Max goes on a rampage and reverts back to his alcoholic ways he ends in crashing his car and ends up in a ditch.  It's then he finds God and resolves to put his life back together with the help of Pastor Clive Preston and other members of the Eternal Glory Evangelical Church.

Zoe finds friendship in work colleague Vanessa.  What starts out as friends soon develops into more and ultimately they fall deeply in love and are married.  With plans to start a family they try to use the three frozen embryos from Zoe and Max's failed IVF attempts.

The war begins between Max and Zoe.  Max and his church are set against same sex relationships and it's seen as one of the biggest sins.  A court battle ensues as to who should raise these unborn embryos.  Zoe and Vanessa or Max's brother and his wife, a traditional god serving family who are also fertility troubles.  A contract then comes to light that was signed prior to the divorce that if at any time the couple divorced the frozen embryos would be destroyed.

Just what with the judge decide...

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