I’m going to try something a little different here. I have been trying to construct the perfect review and it is just not working. You see, I loved this book and all of my review drafts I just don’t feel do justice to how much I actually loved it. So, review drafts have all been binned, I am no longer following my own “how to write a good review rules” and I shall share with you all what comes into my head and from my heart as I think about my reading experience.
Double Out and Back is a book I would recommend all of my fellow female readers should read. I absolutely 100% enjoyed reading this book. It is the first ebook I have read and I truly thought it would take me a while to finish it as reading from a computer screen for any length of time did not seem particularly appealing to me. However, I couldn’t drag myself away from it; I found it really that good!
It is a book about the roller coaster of life, in particular three women, Summer, Amelia and Chandy. These three women each ride their own different track of the roller coaster but their lives are intertwined with the subject of fertility treatment. The issue of control is a huge one, especially for Summer and Amelia, and they need to learn that a little bit of surrender is a good thing and a much needed thing in their lives. No matter how much we plan things the element of chance still needs to be factored in. We all know the saying “The best laid plans often go awry.” It is an essential lesson of life to realise you cannot control everything and the sooner you realise this, the easier life will be to live. In this day and age starting a family is a huge decision for a career woman, does she climb the ladder and put off having a family or had she better begin one before nature says it’s too late? As women who work full-time jobs and have a mortgage it is something we must contemplate and be comfortable within ourselves of the decision we finally settle on.
Now, male readers, this book could be just as enjoyable for you. Summer and Jeremy Curtis are a married couple thinking of starting a family. We get both perspectives here; Summer not sure of deciding family over career and Jeremy wanting to start a family ASAP and having to try to understand Summer’s feelings. This couple do go on a fertility treatment plan and we follow how this affects their relationship. Another great thing, you will get an insight into the various emotions women have about having a baby, IVF treatment, family relations, trying to prove ourselves in the working community, relationship obstacles and of course you will also, or should be able to, identify with the control and surrender lesson of life. There are many valuable issues for the male population to feast their eyes on and who knows, you just might learn a little about the elusive female psyche.
Double Out and Back was a roller coaster of a read; there are snippets of humour, bouts of anger, periods of stress, moments of apprehension, times of sadness and essentially there is happiness. This book made me become more aware of myself as a woman and a potential mother. It was an emotional read and there were tears; at the same time it was captivating, unputdownable and a damn good read!
So, that’s it, my emotional review rather than a more analytical review. I hope you got something out of it and if there is one thing you should walk away thinking after reading this review, if I have expressed myself adequately that is, is where can I get a copy of this book?
Thank you to Lisa for providing me with a copy of this fabulous book and also taking part in an interview with me – thanks, Lisa!
Click here to go to Lisa’s profile on my website where you will find links to the blurb of Double Out and Back, my interview with Lisa, Lisa’s website, her Goodreads profile and a link to purchase Double Out and Back.