Reviewed by Sandra Scholes
Synopsis: When Jenny discovers she is pregnant to her husband Gabe, she can't find the words to tell him. The truth is, she never wanted to have children before, but when Gabe dies in an accident, she finds her world has collapsed around her and she has to make some hard decisions even though she is still grieving over her loss.
Review: Author of He Belongs to Me, Theresa Rizzo takes us through the harrowing moments when the most tragic thing happens to her husband and she has to try and rebuild her life from scratch while Gabe’s Uncle George causes more problems for her to overcome. Jenny tells Gabe she might be pregnant without really coming out and saying it, but he seems oblivious to what she tells him as he thought she never wanted kids – and a dog doesn’t really constitute a baby. As her pregnancy wasn’t planned, she can’t really come out and tell him, but soon it becomes too late as the bike accident that throws them both to the ground kills him.
For Jenny there is the overwhelming sadness of not being able to tell her husband that she was pregnant with their child, and the days of watching as he is in hospital without any brain function. She feels as though the accident was all her fault and throughout part of the novel she wishes she had come out and told him the truth after all. Her doctor tells her about organ donation and it is this that makes an enemy of her through her husband’s uncle.
Theresa gives the reader a good long hard look at what it would be like for a devoted wife to lose her husband while pregnant with their child. Not only does she suffer the pain of losing him, but has to undergo a long court battle to be able to use her husband’s sperm to give her the possibility of having his child.
- The way that Theresa showed what she was going through wither loss and how others couldn’t possibly know how she felt.
- Her friends trying to help her while she is still in a bad state.
- Steve, he tries his best to help her through all the bad decisions.
Summary: I enjoyed reading this book even though there were a lot of dark moments that overshadowed the happiness Jenny could have felt with her friends, but it is understandable as to be honest I don’t know what I would do if I lost my nearest and dearest.