The Birth Mother
On a business trip, a high-powered fifty-six-year-old American entrepreneur visits his partners in China. After their meeting, his Asian mentor invites him to an orphanage, a trip that will change the course of his family’s life forever. Without hesitation, he and his wife fall in love with Anglo/Asian twin girls and become their adoptive parents. The children grow up in a...more
This compelling tale is unlike most anything one will read.
The "roller coaster" of emotions caused by various events will, certainly, keep the reader involved in this incredible story. (This reviewer is still unable to conclude, at the end of the story, if this is based on real events or totally fiction.) The unusual writing is what was distracting ...more
I do not regret for a nanosecond that I read this book. I highly enjoyed it and found myself completely immersed in the reading.
First and foremost, the author and the lead characters “arguments” made for an entertaining read. Being a fi ...more
The author made a complex story easy to read. There are a nu ...more
The book covers so much regarding various cultures, families, women’s rights, religion, attitudes, and more. The characters and dialog feel very defined and believable. There are unique breaks in the story, that I will let you discover, that for me kept the book ...more
A non-fiction book that portrays a lot about life's realities and human
'The Birth Mother'
There is much in this story that struck me emotionally. The characters in the story have their own intimate experiences that caused them to change and emerge into better versions of themselves. I guess they owe it to their adopted families who understood and supported them as well as influenced them in a positive way.
How painful is it for parents to sell their children for money? I was move ...more
The Birth Mother tells the story of an American man doing business in China. After visiting an orphanage, he finds himself fal ...more
How I Felt: The Birth Mother is a beautifully written story with excellent research and information about the locations making the book come alive for the reader! I was so invested in the stories! The birth mother’s story had me gripped from the moment I found out her parents ...more
From the adoption of a pair of twins in China by an American couple to the contrasting life of a Chinese couple, and much more, there are many instances of the disparities of the way of life between those from different countries or financial status, etc. However, the similarity of emotions is the common thread that binds all.
But certain emotions and relationshi ...more
While the plot seems to be an unbelievable stretch, it becomes so believably possible. There are so many layers to this story of love and acceptance that spans cultures and continents. I found myself on the edge of ...more
This book is full of coincidences. The cast of characters include many people living in widely differe ...more
What a fantastic year to start as a bookworm after reading this book. It is the most compelling book I read so far and during the past years. I cannot remember how many times I have goosebumps while reading this book. It is so remarkable. If I could rate this story in 10 stars, I would.
There is one scene that triggers me. I knew I already had a warning, but have to get through that brutal scene. It was not easy but I did read that scene. Adoptio ...more
Too many coincidences in this book for it to be believable. It read like a "Hallmark" book to me.