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I did not finish this one, it was not for me, I couldn't relate to the characters, and just did not care for the story.
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Mine is the story of a woman who is ready for motherhood later in life and is slowly heartbroken over the course of the story when it does not the way she expects.

I liked the easy love she had with her partner. It made all the difference in the story.
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This was a beautifully written story with such tangible characters, and I was truly invested throughout!

It's a story of Sophie's journey with infertility and motherhood, as well as relationships, work, education and ambition.

I fell in love with the setting of Estonia, and with so many of the people who were a part of Sophie's journey. The writing style was extremely compelling, and I would definitely recommend this book if the blurb sounds like something you'd want to read about.
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An interesting and often very moving story which highlights the challenges women continue to face when seeking to have the lives they want within the bounds of often complex biology.  The trauma of fertility treatments is eye opening and it is good to see this tackled in such open and realistic terms.  I loved the way the author described the country in which this was set, providing vivid imagery through descriptive language.
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Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy in return for an honest review.
This is a story of a woman's journey to become a mother. Having prioritised her career and relationship Sophie never really thinks it will be too late to become a mother. Set around the turn of the millennium we follow Sophie and Tucker's struggle with fertility, living an international marriage and juggling careers.
I have to say this book struck a chord with me having gone through a fertility journey several times over myself I could truly empathise with the pain of it all, emotionally, mentally and physically.
The book is very well written, easy to read and perfectly progresses through the story at a perfect pace never giving too much unnecessary information.
I had my happy ending but will Sophie get hers?
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.   Thank you NetGalley.

Mine is a story about motherhood and the steps we have to take to get there;   focusing on the steps that some of us forget or take for granted.
Main character Sophie  has  been so successful at almost everything in her life.. so her fertility issues hit her very hard. 
This book was well-written and easy to read.
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Mine is so much more than a story about a woman’s struggles with infertility. It’s a story of love, ambition, education, career, marriage, devastation and fulfillment, all told in 314 compulsively readable pages. When Sophie Taylor and Tucker (Tõnis) Mägi decide to marry and start a family, they live in Rye, New York. Tucker inherits land in Tallinn, Estonia and they quickly decide to move there so that Tucker, a developer, can take advantage of this quickly developing country, freed from Soviet domination. However, on their honeymoon in Monaco, Sophie is offered a scholarship to the University of the Riviera and starts work on her MBA. Tucker returns to Estonia and their limited contact limits the baby project. At forty, Sophie is convinced she will get pregnant naturally, so she concentrates on her studies and, although challenged by a younger woman, graduates as valedictorian. She returns to Tallinn but is unable to find a job.When she’s offered a desirable position in London, she moves there and deals with another competitive woman and an amorous boss. This happens against the backdrop of fertility tests, hormone shots, disappointment and ultimate joy.

What an amazing story! Sophie is a modern, driven woman with a successful career. She has delayed having a baby assuming she would be as successful with pregnancy as she was with finance. Marlene Hauser has delivered the story of everywoman. It is a must read. 5 stars.

Thank you to NetGalley, The Book Guild and Marlene Hauser for this ARC.
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An interesting book about how quickly a woman’s life changed after marrying and moving to Estonia.
Sophie wants a child but difficulties ensue that both she and her husband Tucker must grapple with.
I thought the story was interesting as it takes place in the late 1990s when things were quite different.
It does fine hope to every person wanting to become parents.
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I loved this story! Five stars. Books about adoption are one of my favorite types to read. Hauser delivers a beautiful book about a couple's desire to have a baby and the steps they go through to get there. It was interesting to read about adoption that was not based in the US. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
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