Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Review of Love You More by Jennifer Grant
This is a delightful book detailing the personal story of one family as they adopt their daughter after having three children. I loved this book and found it highly readable. I really liked that the point of the book was not to shame the reader into adopting. I also really liked the way Mrs. Grant relates to her children. Her visible love for each of them and the way she loves each one individually and equally was a great bonus in this book.
She candidly speaks of the impatience to have her daughter home and the blows that adoption made to her peace of mind. Though her story doesn't seem all that unusual to me, (knowing many people who adopted) she seemed genuinely and totally surprised that the adoption took so long, that it was so emotionally draining, that it cost her so much in emotional reserves, that she went through the motions day after day.
I enjoyed it. I don't plan to adopt. But I love to read well-written true stories about family life, and this book fits that description.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation for the book.