Pieces Of You – Infertility SUCKS!

This book was recommended to me by one of you. And I loved the blurb so decided to give it a go over the holidays!

The Story:

Lucy,
I don’t even know how to start this letter.
Something happened. Something terrible . . .

Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.
When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.

Then a woman arrives with a shocking secret that will force Lucy to make the hardest decision of her life.

As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty,Pieces of You is a heart-rending, haunting and ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits.

First The Trigger Warnings:

  • Infertility
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • IVF Journey
  • Infidelity

Now My Thoughts:

Aside from the cheating, Lucy and Luke could have been Walter and I. There were so many similarities between there story and ours. To the point where at times, the book literally took my breath away, it dredged up a lot of my feelings of grief and hopelessness during our own infertility, IVF and recurrent pregnancy loss journey. There were many moments in the book that I found myself relating, nodding along or simply crying because of my own memories. 

I read a lot of the reviews about this book before deciding to take the plunge and give it a read. I see a lot of reviewers complained about the cheating element and I have to ask myself if they could really empathize or understand Luke and Lucy’s position. The trauma they had already been through, the grief they were dealing with, how that moulds and shapes a couple and can so very easily tear them apart. I don’t think anyone can appreciate the depths of the trauma and grief of infertility unless you’ve experienced it yourself and the author, Ella Harper, did a great job of capturing the essence of the pain, trauma, grief, hope and hopelessness that is infertility, IVF and recurrent pregnancy loss. 

It was raw and it was real! I loved this book. The ending shocked my socks off, broke my heart and rebuilt my hope for Lucy and Luke too!

Well worth the read! Bittersweet! Emotional! Intense! Compelling! 

‘It’s amazing how someone can break your heart, but you still love them with all the little pieces.”

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January 13, 2017
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7 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa

    Thanks for the review. I am going to buy this book. It always encourages me to know there are more ppl that goes through this hell.

    January 13, 2017 at 8:25 am
    • Reply Sharon

      It is so very real, the feelings and dialogue between Luke & Lucy that I couldn’t help wondering if the author has struggled with infertility too because otherwise, how would she know those deep, dark, desperate feelings?

      January 13, 2017 at 8:43 am
  • Kerry Sidwell Wilson
    Reply Kerry Sidwell Wilson

    I can empathize with the cheating aspect of this story. When we were struggling – I would at times look at strangers even in the car driving next to me and wonder if they would be able to give me a baby. It was an almost biological drive that disappeared as soon as we were successful.

    January 13, 2017 at 9:11 am
    • The Blessed Barrenness
      Reply The Blessed Barrenness

      Definitely! Ready Lucy’s part of the story was like a reflection of myself! There were times during our own journey where I was so desperate, I wanted my husband to leave me, so he could have what I could not give him. I thought he’d be better off with someone else. Someone not me. Someone not broken like me.

      January 13, 2017 at 9:15 am
  • Gaelyn Cokayne
    Reply Gaelyn Cokayne

    Oh wow, adding this to the TBR list along with a box of tissues to the grocery list!

    January 13, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Helen Humphris Joughin
    Reply Helen Humphris Joughin

    I recommended it to you.
    I knew you would enjoy it.. it was so real, so raw and so moving.

    January 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm
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