Jennifer Grant had a strong marriage and three happy, healthy children. She had a fulfilling life as a full-time mother and part-time newspaper columnist and a home in an idyllic Chicago suburb. To a casual onlooker, her family would seem complete. But Grant and her husband David knew better. They felt that their family still lacked one member, and felt themselves drawn to consider adoption.
In LOVE YOU MORE: THE DIVINE SURPRISE OF ADOPTING MY DAUGHTER, Grant details the exciting and at times gut-wrenching, search for Mia – the daughter she eventually found in Guatemala. Grant walks the reader through the family’s decision to adopt, the strenuous search for their child, and the process of adjusting to life as a multicultural family. The author also addresses difficult topics like spiritual doubt, miscarriage, and the ethics of adoption.
“Expanding my family by adoption pushed me into uncomfortable places, challenged my notions about what family means, and brought abiding happiness. Like all true ones, my story is comprised of joyful moments and times of deep longing and pain,” the author says.
Jessica O'Dwyer, author of MAMALITA, calls the book "funny and smart, like a conversation with a good friend."
I'm delighted to have two signed copies of LOVE YOU MORE to give away to a couple of lucky readers. FYI: this book incorporates a spiritual theme and has been issued by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publishing house. If you're open to thoughtful writing that incorporates reflections on spirituality, LOVE YOU MORE should be an enjoyable and meaningful read.
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How has being a mom or dad taught you about love? Or if you're not a parent, what important relationship or situation has brought you to a deeper understanding of that mysterious force that "makes the world go round?"
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Entries close next Sunday, September 4, at 5 PM PST.
The winner will be announced Monday, September 5.