Claiming Noah By: Amanda Ortlepp
"Catriona and James are desperate for children, and embark on an IVF program. After a gruelling round of treatments, Catriona finally falls pregnant, and they donate their remaining embryo anonymously.
Diana and Liam are on a waiting list to receive an embryo. Sooner than expected, they are thrilled to discover one is available.
After a difficult pregnancy, Catriona gives birth to Sebastian. But severe postnatal depression affects her badly, and quickly turns into deadly psychosis. For her protection and her baby’s, she’s admitted into psychiatric care. When she comes home, she again struggles to bond with her baby, but gradually life finds its own rhythm.
Meanwhile, Diana has given birth to a beautiful little boy, Noah.
But when he is two months old Noah is abducted … and Diana and Liam’s nightmare begins.
Where is Noah?"
First of all I would like to say 'Thank you to NetGalley for providing me an exchange of this book for an honest review.' I will say this was quite a hard read and even though it looks like everything did turn out OK it was still a difficult emotional read for me that dealt with what can happen with embryo donation. This story will involve: 'post natal depression, fertility issues including IVF, embryo adoption, religious issues, with ethical legal and oral issues, death, suicide thoughts, that will be a issue to all of the one's involved.' See, we have two families that will be using this IVF and wow what will happen from the aftermath of their choices they make. Be ready for many 'manipulation, twist and turns, secrets and lies' that will have you shaking your head and saying REALLY...I definitely didn't see that coming!
What we have are two women who will be connected by an embryo, Be ready for some interesting characters [Catriona, James, Diana & Liam] to name a few that will keep you turning the pages till the end. I found it all quite interesting read how this author was able to merge these two couples together with each having their own set of problems. I also loved how this author was able to bring out what a person can go through when suffering through post-partum psychosis.
I don't want to tell too much of this well written and intriguing plot with an exceptional epilogue other than saying please pick up the read and see for yourself how well this novel has been presented to see who will get Noah in the end. I would definitely recommend "Claiming Noah" to you as a good read.