This Fragile Life by Kate Hewitt: OMG! Ladies grab a box of Kleenex and get ready for one of the most moving, most poinent books that I have ever read. This Fragile Life by Kate Hewitt is not your typical HEA. This is a story of the true bonds of friendship, love, loss and finding out just how strong you can be when you don’t think that you can carry on. Let me tell you a little about this AMAZING read.
This is the story of Martha and Alex. Good friends since they were children but as different as day and night. Martha is the friend that has the perfect job, the perfect marriage, the perfect life by all apperances, except after 5 rounds of IVF she and her husband Rob still can not get pregnant. Alex is the friend that is a free spirit, she comes and goes as she pleases, lives in a 6 flight walk-up. Her life , her apartment, and her emotions are not set up for a pregnancy. When Martha approaches Alex and asks if she and Rob can adopt the child Alex is carrying, you learn just how far one person will go for the love of a friend.
Ok, what I really loved about this book, was the way that Kate Hewitt wrote the book from both perspectives. The book is a chapter by chapter back and forth between Martha and Alex. You really get an indepth look at what each of these women are thinking, feeling, hoping, fearing throughout the book. There is a HUGE twist to this book and I swear you might not like some of the characters, how they react, what they say and do, but as you read, you begin to understand why things happen the way that they did, how these characters find the stenght and support to keep moving forward, and just how strong the bonds of family and freindship really are.
I love EVERYTHING about This Fragile Life. When I tell you that you will need a box of Kleenex I am not kidding, this book will take you through the gamit of emotions, but keep reading. You will not be able to put this book down and you will truly be changed in ways you never imagined. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to all and as a pick for any book club. I hope that you pick up a copy and enjoy this moving story as much as I did.
Published August 20th 2013 by Carina UK
You love your best friend. You trust her with your life. But could you give her the most precious gift of all? Alex’s life is a mess. She’s barely holding down a job, only just affording her apartment, and can’t remember when she was last in a relationship. An unexpected pregnancy is the last thing she needs. Martha’s life is on track. She’s got the highflying career, the gorgeous home and the loving husband. But one big thing is missing. Five rounds of IVF and still no baby. The solution seems simple. Alex knows that Martha can give her child everything that she can’t provide. But Martha’s world may not be as perfect as it seems, and letting go isn’t as easy as Alex expected it to be. Now they face a decision that could shatter their friendship forever. Provocative. Emotional. Affecting. Share This Fragile Life with your best friend.