Hush, Little Baby

Hush, Little Baby

by Deborah M. Piccurelli

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ISBN-13: 9780983883623
Publisher: Sword of the Spirit Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Deborah M. Piccurelli is an advocate for sanctity of life, and tackles such issues in her novels, weaving them into compelling stories. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, their two sons, and a Yorkie mix puppy named Precious.

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Hush, Little Baby 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Rarely does a book come around that makes you gasp as you read it, because you can't think the horrors it brings you to confront face to face will get any worse. In Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli does just that and more as the story grows.Amber Blake is a journalist who has been sent to work undercover at the Cedarview Women's Center in South Jersey, under the watchful eye of Dr. Albert Hines. Hardly believing she landed the job, she is sent on a mission to bring to justice the killer of her sister, Ashley who died during complications she received when she got an abortion.Given inside information that there may be more going on at the clinic that what appears by a co-worker named Maggie, who tells her that fetal harvesting is taking place as well. When patients show up for their procedure they are asked to give up the rights of their fetus to science, which many are more than willing to do as a way to feel better about what they are doing.Now all Amber has to do is bring back enough evidence on the clinic to have it shut down and Dr. Hines arrested, but at just 4-foot-tall, that appears to be a larger order than she planned. Especially when the good Doctor is more than attracted to her. What she doesn't tell anyone is that she is married, but separated from Evan, her husband, who is working on the undercover article. Evan wants to work with Amber at reconciling their marriage but when he doesn't want to have children because of the ridicule it may cause their children if they are drawfs, Amber is forced to look at divorcing him. What would he think if he knew she had a daughter with him that he doesn't know anything about?I received Hush, Little Baby compliments of Christian Fiction Book Reviews and Deborah M. Piccurelli for my honest review. Being a huge pro-life, Christian, I had to see where this book was going and how it would end. It does make the reader wonder just what really goes on behind the back doors in those women's clinics even today and sees just how real and true this story could be. I applaud Deborah's efforts to bring a breathable, likeable character to life, in Amber, who is struggling with her own personal convictions of working at a clinic being a believer in God. She tries to make sure that women who arrive are given all opportunities to keep their child, but when the Doctor informs her she's going against policy and is subject to being fired, she finds she is up against a rope that only God can help her out of. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and remind the reader that the subject matter may be a bit intense but overall provides a great story to engage the reader with its suspense.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Deborah Piccurelli's Hush, Little Baby A modern day horror story that is emotionally power packed from the first through the last page!!!! Amber Blake an investigative reporter who takes a counselor position in an abortion clinic to look for possible illegal activities at the request of her estranged husband. She is also there to avenge the death of her sister who passed away after an abortion at this clinic. What will she find?? Will she be able to stay working at a clinic that goes against her beliefs? This is a complicated story filled with suspense, danger, murder, fetal harvesting and abortion. There is even a forbidden to enter “ chamber” located behind a lock door…… Kudos to the author for addressing the issue both of abortion and fetal harvesting. Thank you to book fun.org for this Book. My opinion is my own.
Danele More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, a good book is one that evokes an emotional response in its reader, and this book definitely provoked a response in me. At times, the story was extremely creepy and disturbing; in fact, it gave me nightmares. But I also found the book to be fascinating. The main characters were little people, and I’ve never read a book with a little person as a heroine before. I really enjoyed seeing the world through a little person’s eyes. I’d never imagined the difficulty that simple tasks could bring. Along with fascinating characters, this story was also full of twists and turns. I never knew exactly what to expect, and I think that’s the key to good writing.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Hush Little Baby is a book that keeps you attention from page one. The subject matter is difficult but it dealt with on a level that is tactful. It is fiction but it is yet so realistic that it could really happen. It is entertaining, touching, and faith-filled. I look forward to reading more of this author's work. I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
Hush Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli is a story centered around an abortion clinic that harvests fetuses for scientific purposes—straight out of today’s headlines. A little couple whose views about having children have separated for a time still work together on investigative reporting. The wife had lost her sister following an abortion at the clinic under investigation. To complicate matters she had not told her husband that they had had a baby girl whom she was raising. There is a lot of duplicity to keep the secret of their baby from the husband, and this presents many twists in the story. The wife has acquired a job at the very clinic where her sister’s abortion happened. This provides her with more opportunity to gain evidence for the investigation; however, she attracts the interest of the clinic’s doctor and has to conceal the fact that she is still married, although separated, and that she has a child. She has to keep both the doctor and her husband from knowing about the child until she can find the opportune time to talk with her husband. This was an interesting story with many twists and suspense. I liked the book and would recommend it. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
Cindy-J More than 1 year ago
In her book Hush, Little Baby, Deborah Piccurelli takes on some tough issues. In the story, Amber Blake has voluntarily gone undercover at an abortion clinic in order to investigate rumors about practices at the facility. Amber’s twin sister died 12 years ago after having an abortion by Dr. Hines, who is now Amber’s employer. One of her job duties as the new clinic counselor is to persuade the patients to donate their aborted babies to research. As a Christian, she doesn’t want to fulfil these or other distressing duties, but she feels her real job of exposing the clinic excuses the temporary necessity of cooperating with her new employer. She is working with her husband, Evan, to co-author the newspaper article, although they had been separated for over two years before beginning the investigation. Amber has also not revealed to Evan that he is the father of a lovely toddler, Melly. For those mature enough to read a full length novel (as opposed to a brief newspaper article) about fetal tissue and abortions, this can be an eye opening book. I don’t think this should be read by young, immature readers, or those with a very weak stomach. Although the details written in the story aren’t really gory, they are unsettling. The topics of abortion and using the resulting tissues for research are controversial subjects, yet Ms. Piccurelli handles them well, in my opinion. There were a few terms for medical conditions used which I didn’t look up while reading so I may have missed something, but I didn’t feel as if I did. There was a suggestive overnight scene with Amber and Evan before he finds out about Melly. Personally, I got rather frustrated with Amber and some of the poor (in my opinion) choices she made throughout the book. I liked Evan. Dr. Hines was portrayed as a likeable, charming gentleman to the majority of the outside world, just as sin can appear attractive at first glance. Overall, this is a good book which touches on several hot-topic issues. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
This was a really interesting novel! It kept my attention and really opened my eyes to the issue of abortion. Amber is a reporter that had a twin sister who died after having an abortion. She goes undercover, alongside her husband Evan, to bring to light the abortion clinic. I have always been pro-life but this really showed me more details about the issue of abortion. It brought tears to my eyes thinking of how sickening abortion is. I loved how the author took a real true to life issue and expanded on it in a fiction novel. This was the first book I've ever read by Deborah Piccurelli, and I'm sure it won't be my last. I would recommend this book to everyone. I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.
HappyReader50 More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a privilege to be able to read and review this book. Ms. Piccurelli captured my attention from page one and held my attention throughout the entire book. I keep wanting to read (and ignore the dishes, or my bed calling) so I could see what was going to happen at the abortion clinic. This book and the people in the book give us a good idea of what happens inside an abortion clinic. Although this book is fiction, the contents about abortions and fetal harvesting cannot be fiction. It is very sad to read that we continue to abort babies and if they are not fully aborted or are later term abortions that these children are used for fetal harvesting. I am just appalled by that. With that said however, I continued to read the book and root for our main character Amber Blake. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to read Ms. Piccurelli’s book as it opened my eyes to more happenings in our world. I also visited Ms. Piccurelli’s website and found the following on her page—“10% of the proceeds from this book will go to Life Dynamics, a pro-life organization that works to stop fetal harvesting, and other horrors of abortion.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amber is a reporter who is searching for evidence against the doctor who was responsible for her twin sister's death. Amber is a little person but her sister was normal size. After applying for a job in the doctor's abortion clinic, Amber is hired. She makes friends with one of the nurses who willingly helps. Another facet of the story is that Amber is married becomes pregnant. Her husband doesn't, and she is afraid if she tells him he will become angry and feel trapped so she leaves him and raises her daughter alone. This book gives an inside look at the abortion industry and how terrifying and horrible it is. I received an e-copy of this book from The Book Club Network in return for an honest review.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
A chilling suspense novel that will leaving you wonder just how possible this really is! Rarely does a book come around that makes you gasp as you read it, because you can't think the horrors it brings you to confront face to face will get any worse. In Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli does just that and more as the story grows. Amber Blake is a journalist who has been sent to work undercover at the Cedarview Women's Center in South Jersey, under the watchful eye of Dr. Albert Hines. Hardly believing she landed the job, she is sent on a mission to bring to justice the killer of her sister, Ashley who died during complications she received when she got an abortion. Given inside information that there may be more going on at the clinic that what appears by a co-worker named Maggie, who tells her that fetal harvesting is taking place as well. When patients show up for their procedure they are asked to give up the rights of their fetus to science, which many are more than willing to do as a way to feel better about what they are doing. Now all Amber has to do is bring back enough evidence on the clinic to have it shut down and Dr. Hines arrested, but at just 4-foot-tall, that appears to be a larger order than she planned. Especially when the good Doctor is more than attracted to her. What she doesn't tell anyone is that she is married, but separated from Evan, her husband, who is working on the undercover article. Evan wants to work with Amber at reconciling their marriage but when he doesn't want to have children because of the ridicule it may cause their children if they are drawfs, Amber is forced to look at divorcing him. What would he think if he knew she had a daughter with him that he doesn't know anything about? I received Hush, Little Baby compliments of Christian Fiction Book Reviews and Deborah M. Piccurelli for my honest review. Being a huge pro-life, Christian, I had to see where this book was going and how it would end. It does make the reader wonder just what really goes on behind the back doors in those women's clinics even today and sees just how real and true this story could be. I applaud Deborah's efforts to bring a breathable, likeable character to life, in Amber, who is struggling with her own personal convictions of working at a clinic being a believer in God. She tries to make sure that women who arrive are given all opportunities to keep their child, but when the Doctor informs her she's going against policy and is subject to being fired, she finds she is up against a rope that only God can help her out of. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and remind the reader that the subject matter may be a bit intense but overall provides a great story to engage the reader with its suspense.
Julia-Scalise More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book I’ve read by Deborah. I found the moral and spiritual dilemma of her main character thought provoking. Does one put aside one’s core beliefs to achieve a higher outcome for the good of many? This struggle plays out both in the main character’s professional life and personal life. She resolves this very well while developing believable and rich characters. This is a style of writing I have always enjoyed. I am looking forward to her next novel