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Book Review: Hattie Peck

Updated: Apr 29, 2020

Written and Illustrated by Emma Levey // 2016

Originally posted on Facebook and Instagram February 17, 2020

Someone should have prepared me for Hattie Peck by Emma Levey. As someone who struggled with infertility, it brought me to tears.

“No egg was too big, no egg was too small. Hattie Peck loved them all. But all she wanted was an egg of her own.”

The author perfectly captures the longing of a woman’s heart and the lengths some will go to find a child to love, whether through IVF or adoption or foster care.

I myself was granted a miracle (and then another) with the births of my two boys, but I will never forget the pain and shame I felt during the darkest days.

Hattie’s story is an uplifting one with a happy ending. For children, it is a lesson in determination and a demonstration of a mother’s love.

For those of you in the struggle, please know that you are not alone. My personal experience is that when I opened up to others (beginning with a dear friend who had difficulty conceiving), my burden was easier to bear.

For the rest of us, let it be a gentle reminder that infertility is often a very private struggle, and that you never know what someone else is going through.

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