ARC Review: The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

Release Date: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin
Format: Kindle
Pages: 336 pages
Genre: Fiction 
Buy: Paperback | Kindle


Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created—complete with two perfect little girls.

She and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby, so when they receive the news that she will likely never get pregnant, Hannah's heartbreak is overwhelming. But just as they begin to tentatively explore the other options, it's Kate's turn to do the rescuing. Not only does she offer to be Hannah's surrogate, but Kate is willing to use her own eggs to do so.

Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart.


This story really pulls you in from the start. As someone who has worked with women and having friends go through infertility I thought the descriptions and feelings were dead on.  I wasn't too psyched about her description of adoption but I guess you can't have everything.

Karma Brown has written a very powerful, emotional book about friendship, love, and motherhood. Hannah and Kate have been friends forever. Kate has watched Hannah struggle to get pregnant for years and is almost as devastated as Hannah when she finds out it didn't work. Desperate to help her friend Kate decides that she would make the perfect surrogate.

All is going well until a tragedy leads them to make hard choices that could irreparably harm the future relationships of these two families. This was a fast well written read, but grab your tissues because I was a mess at the end of this book. Very well done.

Disclaimer: I received this e-galley directly from the publisher through in 
exchange for an honest review.