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[Book Review] Chasing Someday – Lindzee Armstrong

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Before we sit down with Lindzee tomorrow and chat about how Chasing Someday came to be, I have to gush about it a bit. Yes, it’s that good (didn’t you see the 5 little stars up there?)

51Plpx58NkL.jpgChasing Someday
by Lindzee Armstrong
Narrated by Tiffany Williams
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
Series: Chasing Tomorrow
Publisher: Snowflake Press
Release Date: October 16, 2017
Genre: Christian, Women’s Fiction
Format read: Audiobook
Source: Author for Review
Buy: Amazon | Audible
Story: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Narration: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Three women. One secret.

Megan doesn’t want to be bitter. But it’s hard not to be when her star teenage piano student accidentally gets pregnant. Megan’s done everything right – married the man she loves and read the parenting books. Yet after six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet.

Christina has been off birth control for more than a year – she just hasn’t told her husband. Now infertility threatens to rip their already strained marriage apart. He’s uncertain about fatherhood, but Christina will do anything to be a mother.

Kyra, the poverty-stricken mother of a precocious three-year-old, is shocked to struggle with secondary infertility. A baby is priceless, but try telling that to those demanding payment for the chance at motherhood.

When a school book drive brings the three women together, their uncomfortable secrets soon come to light. Can they overcome their heartache together, or will they allow their struggles to tear them apart? 

Megan's review

Tore THEM up? This book tore ME up. Bawling like a child, uncontrollable sobs in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

I think at some point or another, I identified with each of these women. Megan (no, not for the obvious reason!) – she has gone through this for so many years that she is now an open book. Though I have never struggled with infertility, after the birth of Mister Chu, my three-going-on-four-year-old, I became that open book. Me, the shy, withdrawn, socially-awkward, book-obsessed, introvert.

Then there is Christina. She is more of the embarrased, shy side like me. She is scared to say “infertility”, let alone think it.

And then there is Kyra. I loved her because of Sophie. Sweet, innocent, three-year-old logic Sophie. She reminded me most of Mister Chu, melting my heart. Kyra is the one who has the beautiful child, yet struggles with infertility as she and her husband try to conceive a second child. She struggles with remembering that she already has a blessing in Sophie. After Mister Chu was born, we decided we wanted another child and I had to remind myself a few times when I got impatient that we already had one incredible blessing.

The narration was great. I especially loved how Tiffany Williams did a child’s voice for Sophie. Her tones changed just enough so that it was easy to tell who was speaking, something I appreciate a great deal in an audio narrator. And I already knew I loved her narration style from Lindzee’s No Match for Love series.

Stacey Glemboski
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I won’t lie – this book, at parts, was hard to read. I cried happy tears at times, bawled like a psychopathic crazy woman at others, but thoroughly enjoyed it all. Could I have read this before Mister Chu or Lady Quinn were born? I’m not so sure. I spent many moments thanking God for my two healthy babies.

Lindzee Armstrong
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Emotionally exhausted, that is all I have for now. But come back tomorrow as we chat with Lindzee about some of the things that went into the making of Chasing Someday.
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