This book was recommended to me by one of you. And I loved the blurb so decided to give it a go over the holidays!
I don’t even know how to start this letter.
Something happened. Something terrible . . .
Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.
When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.
Then a woman arrives with a shocking secret that will force Lucy to make the hardest decision of her life.
As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty,Pieces of You is a heart-rending, haunting and ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits.
First The Trigger Warnings:
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- IVF Journey
Now My Thoughts:
Aside from the cheating, Lucy and Luke could have been Walter and I. There were so many similarities between there story and ours. To the point where at times, the book literally took my breath away, it dredged up a lot of my feelings of grief and hopelessness during our own infertility, IVF and recurrent pregnancy loss journey. There were many moments in the book that I found myself relating, nodding along or simply crying because of my own memories.
I read a lot of the reviews about this book before deciding to take the plunge and give it a read. I see a lot of reviewers complained about the cheating element and I have to ask myself if they could really empathize or understand Luke and Lucy’s position. The trauma they had already been through, the grief they were dealing with, how that moulds and shapes a couple and can so very easily tear them apart. I don’t think anyone can appreciate the depths of the trauma and grief of infertility unless you’ve experienced it yourself and the author, Ella Harper, did a great job of capturing the essence of the pain, trauma, grief, hope and hopelessness that is infertility, IVF and recurrent pregnancy loss.
It was raw and it was real! I loved this book. The ending shocked my socks off, broke my heart and rebuilt my hope for Lucy and Luke too!
Well worth the read! Bittersweet! Emotional! Intense! Compelling!
‘It’s amazing how someone can break your heart, but you still love them with all the little pieces.”
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