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CHOICES WE MAKE Paperback – 12 July 2016

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  • Publisher : HARPER COLLINS USA; Original ed. edition (12 July 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0778318931
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0778318934
  • Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.26 x 20.29 cm
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We adored Come Away with Me and are ready for more of Brown's powerful, heartfelt prose. She's the female Nicholas Sparks.-Redbook

Brown delivers an emotional punch in The Choices We Make. This is a good, old-fashioned tear-jerker of a book. -The Toronto Star

The Choices We Make presents gut-wrenching questions about friendship and loyalty, when a parent's responsibility starts, and how to make life and death decisions that mean choosing between people we love.... The Choices We Make should appeal to readers who relish Nicholas Sparks' sentimental stories combined with the kind of weighty issues often raised by Jodi Picoult.-New York Journal of Books

An involving story suffused with emotion but grounded in reality. Have tissues at hand for this one.-Booklist

A compelling premise with a plot that intensifies satisfyingly in the second half, this book is a good bet for readers who don't shy away from difficult moral questions. -Kirkus Reviews

Brown's second novel is as emotionally charged as her first. The author has an amazing ability to inject humanity into her characters so that they feel like real people struggling and rejoicing. Be prepared to shed a few tears when you travel this road alongside these people.-RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

I was already emotionally invested in this beautifully written story of love and loss when an unexpected turn of events knocked the wind right out of me. Heart-wrenching yet hopeful, Come Away with Me had me smiling through my tears.
-Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island

One woman's journey through grief becomes the journey of a lifetime in Karma Brown's adventurous, heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful novel. This emotional love story will stick with you long after you've turned the final page.
-Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go on Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me tells the heartbreaking yet hopeful tale of a life lost and a life reclaimed. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love will flock to this novel.... Karma Brown is a talented new voice in women's fiction.
-Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List

Karma Brown has written a book that will make you feel like you've traveled the world without leaving your seat. Come Away with Me is full of lush locations, memorable characters, and a turn of events that is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Brown's work is as smart as it is effortless to read.
-Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do

About the Author

KARMA BROWN is an award-winning journalist and author of the bestsellers Come Away With Me, The Choices We Make and In This Moment. In addition to her novels, Karma's writing has appeared in publications such as Redbook, SELF, and Chatelaine. Karma lives just outside Toronto with her husband, daughter, and their labradoodle, Fred. THE LIFE LUCY KNEW is her most recent novel.

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Maria Martinez Dukan
4.0 out of 5 stars Las cosas que se hacen por amor
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4.0 out of 5 stars Las cosas que se hacen por amor
Reviewed in Spain on 25 October 2016
La autora cuenta esta historia basándose en su propia experiencia: después de años intentando sin éxito ser madre recibió la oferta de su hermana de convertirse en su vientre de alquiler. Tomando esto como punto de partida Karma Brown nos cuenta la historia de dos amigas que han compartido todo desde la infancia. Ahora Kate tiene dos preciosas niñas mientras Hannah y su marido viven la angustia de dos años de tratamientos de fertilidad fallidos.

Después de que Hannah reciba la negativa de una potencial madre del alquiler, Kate decide que será ella la que gestará el hijo de Hannah. Una cuestión sumamente delicada porque además de ser su vientre de alquiler, Kate pondrá también uno de sus propios óvulos (ya que los de su amiga no son aptos para ser fecundados).

Kate se queda embarazada en el primer intento. Son gemelos. Unas semanas después descubren desolados que solo uno de los fetos ha conseguido seguir adelante. Pero está sano y fuerte. Después de este mazazo todo transcurre con normalidad hasta el principio del tercer trimestre, cuando sucede algo que ninguno esperaba y que los enfrentará a una de las decisiones más difíciles de sus vidas.

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Un buen libro, fácil de leer. La historia es buena, engancha.

Desde el primer momento sabes que algo ha sucedido en ese séptimo mes de embarazo, porque la historia comienza en ese punto para luego volver a 14 meses atrás. Acompañas la historia de las dos amigas y sus familias sabiendo que se acerca ese momento que lo va a cambiar todo.

¿Lo mejor? Karma Brown conoce en carne propia el desgaste emocional y físico de los sucesivos tratamientos de fertilidad y consigue comunicar la angustia, la desesperanza. Toda la primera parte, hasta el momento en que sucede lo inesperado, está muy bien contada. Va alternando los puntos de vista de las dos amigas, una en cada capítulo.

El problema es que a partir del "punto crítico" ya solo tenemos la visión de Hannah, que está en estado de shock, bloqueada. Por eso los momentos que deberían tener la mayor intensidad emocional están como apagados. Tiene su lógica, pero hace que no sientas de verdad la carga dramática de la situación. Si hubiésemos podido contar también con el punto de vista de la otra parte implicada en las decisiones que se toman a partir de ese momento se habría conseguido un libro mucho más completo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. Really emotional story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, The Choices We Make is a ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
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