My Heart from Inside by Aviva Gat


A big thank you to Aviva Gat for providing me an advanced copy of this book to review honestly and openly!

What I Thought:

What I Loved: The way this book made me think I knew what I would do, then change my mind, and re-think, and re-think again. I was torn between two perspectives of these families and I agreed with both of them.


How I Felt: I felt such sadness for each of the families. Their situations were unthinkable, yet understandable, keeping me up at night trying to find out what happened. Finishing the last page of this book, I felt such a love for this book. The author was able to write this story with such a realistic view, I felt like I was right there with each family.


To Read or Not To Read: A definite must-read. It’s a thought-provoking book, which had me having dinner conversations over what I would do!


What’s This Book About Anyway?

The story takes us through the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process for two women, Cameron and Avery. We follow their elation and joy at finding out they are pregnant, their struggles with morning sickness and tired bodies while pregnant, and their birth stories. Then, the unthinkable happens, Cameron and her husband Andy, realize their daughter has a blood type that does not match theirs. This baby is not their genetic child. Tests confirm Cameron has carried Avery’s genetic baby, while Avery carried Cameron’s. 


What now? What would you do? I kept asking myself these questions throughout the entire book. Avery and her husband had their baby a few weeks early and have started to bond with their child, while Cameron and Andy discover the problem soon after birth, choosing to keep the baby at a distance until they can switch babies. This turns out to be harder than Cameron and Andy would have thought, as Avery and Graham would like to keep the baby they have. 
This book takes you on a roller coaster of emotions and keeps you wondering what will happen next. It is a book that I recommend to everyone! 


Footnotes:

#myheartfrominside #avivagat #shejustlovesbooks

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