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Chasing Hope: A mother's story of loss, heartbreak and the miracle of Hope.
     

Chasing Hope: A mother's story of loss, heartbreak and the miracle of Hope.

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by Amy Daws
 

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At 33 weeks pregnant, Amy is certain something bad will soon happen, it had too many times before. Deep down she fears it's only a matter of time before the baby she's carrying will die. Despite the fact that Amy had been repeatedly slapped in the face with multiple miscarriages, she still can't seem to quiet that tiny voice in the back of her head that's screaming at

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At 33 weeks pregnant, Amy is certain something bad will soon happen, it had too many times before. Deep down she fears it's only a matter of time before the baby she's carrying will die. Despite the fact that Amy had been repeatedly slapped in the face with multiple miscarriages, she still can't seem to quiet that tiny voice in the back of her head that's screaming at her to not give up hope.
Follow Amy's true story as she stumbles through her journey with humor and warmth, all while dealing with the neuroses that came along with getting her hopes shattered time and time again. All she has to do is close her eyes and she's lurched back to the memories of her losses; on the floor in her bathroom, in the hospital, and even at her place of work. No one knows what the internal mind of a woman who'd lost five babies and suffered so many let downs goes through.
Can Hope ever truly survive memories such as these?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780990325208
Publisher:
Stars Hollow Publishing
Publication date:
05/19/2014
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Amy has a make-believe medical degree from The School of Google on infertility and miscarriage. She is passionate about sharing her story and connecting with other couples like her who have suffered losses and are in search of some realistic, true to life understanding. Amy held on to hope in her journey because she knew the payoff of a miracle child would be worth the wait.

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Chasing Hope: A mother's story of loss, heartbreak and the miracle of Hope. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
emsyb More than 1 year ago
As someone who has experienced 5 miscarriages, I felt like I was given a voice through this book. Amy’s story is one of absolute gut-wrenching heartbreak, unending love, perseverance and HOPE. Amy tells her story in a way that is so refreshing, I could not put this book down; I read the entire book in a couple hours! I feel like the subject of miscarriage and infertility is still a taboo to many people, but people like Amy are helping to open up the doorway to discussion and insight about what it really is all about. I am SO thankful for this book. I hope that everyone reads it… those who have gone through infertility, miscarriage, loss will benefit from knowing they, in fact, are not alone and there is hope.… and those who have not suffered through those things will understand what their friends and family may have or be going through. This book is amazing!
tweetybridus More than 1 year ago
Chasing Hope delivers the raw truth of infertility and miscarriage. I deeply felt Daws' determination and range of emotions throughout. I laughed. I cried. I got knots in my throat. I could not put the book down; read it through in one sitting. I cannot wait to read more from this author.
claire7390 More than 1 year ago
Its a very rare occurrence when a book actually makes me have to stop and sit down to process everything in my head. Chasing Hope brought out so many different emotions and completely floored me! When I found out that this was a true story I was a little apprehensive. As a mother of three girls, I have luckily never had to go through anything remotely similar, however, the heart-wrenching story of Amy's struggles, really made me realise how lucky I truly am, and how grateful I am for my girls. This story is so raw and honest, that you really feel as if you are there experiencing it with Amy. Everything she went through, I found myself in bits multiple times and honestly I wondered at times if I could carry on with the story. I needed to finish though, not to get to the end of the story but because I felt I needed to for Amy, who has written such an honest account of everything she went through, and I respect her so much for being able to share it all. What Amy and Kevin went through, I wouldn't want anyone to ever have to go through. Amy went through such a hard journey and she is such an incredibly brave woman, to not only go through it once but to relive it through telling the story, and sharing it. This is truly the hardest review I have ever had to write as I don't think anything I can say would do this story justice. I will be attending a signing in June were Amy is an attending author and I cannot wait to meet her!
Huggiebunch More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down! After struggling with infertility myself for 5 yrs I am in awe of Amy & her Husband's courage & strength! I laughed & cried right along with her story & am so happy she got her miracle baby! I am saddened for her but am so thankful she put this book out there for everyone who does or does not struggle in trying for a baby, this is an inspiration & will help so many couples out there!
Catherine_Rasmussen More than 1 year ago
A heart-wrenching but simultaneously heart-warming read that I could not put down. If you have ever lost a pregnancy or baby or are struggling to conceive, this is a must read that you will instantly relate to. Filled with humor and straight talk reality, it certainly will make you feel you are not alone in your struggles. My husband and I also have a miracle child after losses which also included a set of twins. Don't give up (keep chasing).........HOPE!
rawheeler More than 1 year ago
This book has so much raw emotion & heartbreak in it. If you can't take shedding some tears then this book may not be for you. However if you love a story that truly makes you "feel" then this is for you. I felt every emotion and experience along with the couple. Amy writes just how she feels & doesn't sugar coat anything. This type of honesty is hard to find but makes it that much more relatable to other couples who are struggling with infertility/miscarriage issues. The ray of hope at the end makes all the feelings worthwhile. Truly a great story of hope & perseverance. Highly recommended.