Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review: Three Wishes by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match.

What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.

Received from the publisher for review.

I really didn't like the idea that all three women considered their lives incomplete, or somehow "less than", without a husband. It was also grating that they felt the need to become pregnant to complete themselves. The fact that these women were all presumably sane, successful, otherwise competent women made it even more intolerable.

I felt absolutely no connection to the authors. They actually left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Their stories were interesting, but grated on me beyond belief since they were true stories and not just fiction.

This one gets two stars. It is for every Charlotte (from Sex and the City) out there who "needs" a husband and children to feel complete. For everyone else, especially any educated woman, give it a pass.

☆☆= Just Okay


Peaceful Reader said...

I just reviewed this as well and found some of their struggles to much. I'm linking back to your review.

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