Welcome to my stop on the blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
About the Book:
As a young mother with a toddler and a live-in boyfriend, Maggie Fisher’s job at a checkout counter in downtown Phoenix doesn’t afford her much financial flexibility. She dreams of going to college and becoming a teacher, options she squandered when she fled her family home as a teenager. When Maggie stumbles onto an ad offering thousands of dollars to women who are willing to gestate other people’s babies, she at first finds the concept laughable. Before long, however, she’s been seduced by all the ways the extra money could improve her life. Once she decides to go for it, it’s only a matter of months before she’s chosen as a gestational carrier by Chip and Donovan Rigsdale, a married couple from New York.
After delivering twin babies and proudly handing them off to the Rigsdales, Maggie finally gets her life on a positive trajectory: she earns her degree, lands a great job, and builds a family of her own. She can’t fathom why, ten years after the fact, the fertility clinic is calling to ask for a follow-up DNA test.
Maggie is the mother of a toddler. She works in retail and has dreams of being a teacher one day.
Maggie reads an ad looking for surrogates offering her the financial security she’s been dreaming of to fulfill her dreams of attending college.
Eventually, Maggie is chosen by Chip and Donovan to be their gestational carrier. She delivers twins, and Maggie’s life is on exactly the track she hoped for- college, degree, job, and a family.
Ten years later, she hears from the fertility clinic about a DNA test.
No spoilers, so I can’t say much more. He Gets That From Me is an emotional character-driven story. I loved these characters and rooted for them all the way. This one will definitely make you think: what makes a family. I really loved this book!
I received a gifted copy.
About the Author:
Jacqueline Friedland is the author of award-winning novels Trouble the Water and That’s Not a Thing. A graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and NYU Law School, she practiced as an attorney before returning to school to receive her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in New York with her husband and four children. For contact info, tour dates, and book clubs please visit www.jacquelinefriedland.com and Instagram @jackiefriedland