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Chosen

Adoption. It¿s about making a family. Chosen by Chandra Hoffman is a rollercoaster ride of the people behind those faces on adoption brochures. Social Worker, Chloe Pitner at Chosen Child Adoption Agency loves her job¿well most of it. She believes in what she is doing. ...
Adoption. It¿s about making a family. Chosen by Chandra Hoffman is a rollercoaster ride of the people behind those faces on adoption brochures. Social Worker, Chloe Pitner at Chosen Child Adoption Agency loves her job¿well most of it. She believes in what she is doing. It¿s about bringing the right people together. She has a great reputation on the adoption messaging boards and a photo book of happily ever after stories. Chosen is a story about four couples whose lives are intertwined. Two babies born--lives forever changed. One couple relishing in finally having their dream baby; another couple has to wait and see and a young couple not sure what the right choice is. Chandra Hoffman examines the what if you get everything you always wanted and found out it wasn¿t. When a baby goes missing it pushes everyone to question what they really want. Paul and Eva finally have their dream child, but parenthood isn¿t as pretty as they thought it would be. Eva struggles with postpartum depression and Paul throws himself into building his business to be the biggest in the state. John and Francie have suffered years of disappointment while trying to have a child. When they finally have one in reach will he be lost to them forever? Can their marriage withstand the dramatic change in who they are? Jason and Penny have nothing but criminal records and a baby to offer. Jason loves Penny and wants to give her the life he believes she deserves at any cost. Reading along I found my heart beating faster and at other times with tears running down my face. Due to the content of the story you would think it would be so easy to love some characters and hate others, but truthfully I didn¿t. All the characters were really well developed. Even though Chloe is the main thread in the novel, Hoffman gives her readers access to almost all the characters private thoughts and motivations. I would add there is some adult language and themes, but I truthfully believe it added to the raw and grittiness of the story. I absolutely recommend Chosen! Once you start reading you won't want to stop till the very last page! Chandra Hoffman is an author to watch!

posted by anovelreview_blogspot_com on December 9, 2011

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Chosen: Chapter Three

(Hey guys.... just noticed I spelled Aaron's name wrong in the prolouge. PLEASE DO NOT TELL HIM. I don't think he'd take kindly to it. As for why I skip some reses, yes, I get locked out. I'm not sure how either. That is why there is a delay on some chapters)



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(Hey guys.... just noticed I spelled Aaron's name wrong in the prolouge. PLEASE DO NOT TELL HIM. I don't think he'd take kindly to it. As for why I skip some reses, yes, I get locked out. I'm not sure how either. That is why there is a delay on some chapters)



I started towards my class, my Water Board tucked under my arm. I'd never had many classes without Lynia, so this was going to be interesting. I made my way upstairs, stopping at the top and stepping to the side. "Need to find my locker..." I muttered, pulling my Pod back out and flicking it on. News updates about Taerria automatically appeared, as I'd set it to, but I ignored them for the moment, flicking to my personal data. Evangeline Rose Fairchild..... Age 16..... brown and red hair..... blue/grey eyes..... School Data.... Ah! Locker number. Locker 4185. I nodded, walking to the side of the hall where the lockers were located and scanning until I found my locker, thankfully only a few doors down the hallway. I looked the sleek grey object up and down once, my eyes settling on the sensor pad. Lockers these days were not like those of the old ages, but made with a sensor pad that responded only to the dominant handprint of a specified human being. Swiching my board to my right arm, I settled my left hand on the pad and waited for the familiar click that meant it had unlocked. When that sound came, I set my bag and board down. All school books were put into our locker before classes for the semester started, to avoid the confusion of having to pass them out. I pulled out my AP Biology book, putting it in my bag. Lifting my Water Board back up, I clicked the storage lock on it and folded the device in half, then in fourths, until it was the size a textbook. Setting it inside my locker, I pushed the door shut and picked up my sachel, slinging it back over my shoulder and heading for my class.

I managed to make it just before the bell rang, and the door started to swing shut. The doors were automated so that once class started, only a Class Pass, of which there were two for each classroom, one male and one female, or a Staff Pass, of which every staff member had one, could open the door. I looked around the sleek lab setting around me, mostly white. This year, it seemed, we would be put in pairs of two for work. I shrugged. Fine by me. Most of the students were on their pads, finding their seat, and I did the same as a notice popped up. Third row to the back. Partner: Keagon Williams.

I paled at the name. Keagon. He'd been absolutely rude to Lynia and I since before I could remember, and had broken Lynia's heart a few years ago when she'd taken a liking to him. I harbored no kind feelings for him. That's what best friends were supposed to do, right? Protect their friend from guys like Keagon. Sighing and resigning myself to cruel fate, I made my way over and sat down, setting my bag on the floor beside me, pulling my pad out. Mr. Nansmond was up front, working silently on something. So the class at the moment were all silently conversing through their pads. We knew the rules. No talking during class instruction unless given due allowance by your instructor. Still though, I jumped slightly when a message appeared on my pad. I wasn' t associated with anyone in this class. This ID number wasn't familiar either...



Low on characters again, sorry. Remember, 'emris' res one to speak to me or ask a question. A map of my stories and their location will be in res two.

posted by Anonymous on January 20, 2014

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