This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood – alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood.
The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions--new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations.
My Thoughts: As I said, this book was a great read that got my attention right from the get go. I love the authors honesty and wit about her life. Her life certainly doesn't have the makings of a fairy tale but her ability to power on through tough times will make your heart swell. It was hard, often, to read about what she went through with her daughter. I simply can't imagine what that would be like and my heart ached for her. How she managed to keep going is a testament to her true grit and the power of love. I couldn't get enough of Heather Harpham's life and I would highly recommend this powerful and heartwarming read. You can pick your copy today on Amazon....
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