Rated of 5
by Anne B. (Carson City, NV) What is the point
I really wanted to like this book and I didn't hate it, but I really never got what she was writing about except to say what a fabulous support system she had in her family and friends. Ms. Hampton spent a lot of time explaining her reaction (which seemed perfectly natural to me) when her daughter was born with Down Syndrome and a lot of time musing about how bad she felt for her reaction. The book didn't tell me anything about the syndrome or even very much about how one would handle having a child with Down Syndrome. I think the book proved that blog writers don't always translate to authors. There were some lovely photos, mostly of the author, and her children or friends, but nothing outstanding. Although I have not seen the author's blog, probably everything written in the book has appeared there. I might have been somewhat annoyed if I had paid for this book which was really a huge thank you to everyone who helped during Nella's first year. Again, what is the point.
Rated of 5
by Laura G. (Buffalo, NY) Bloom Gives a Very Special Perspective
Bloom, by Kelle Hampton, is an amazing look into a woman’s journey from the life she expected, to the life she was given. It’s an intimate, sometimes heartbreaking, memoir of letting go of the life she thought she would have and embracing her “New Life”. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, this book is a very quick read because it’s so very difficult to break the bond and walk away. The photos make it all so real and bring the reader right into the folds.
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