Maggie, a mother of a toddler, decides to become a surrogate for Donovan and Chip, a loving gay couple living in New York City. The money Maggie would get paid would get her back on track to finish her education and start a career. She also wants to help this young couple achieve their dream of starting a family. Nick, the father of her son, isn’t fully onboard. Maggie delivers twin boys and they go to live in their new home with their beaming fathers. Ten years later, an issue arises which shakes up the lives of all concerned.
Author Jacqueline Friedland has created a thought-provoking story which challenges the reader to consider what truly constitutes a family. And makes you wonder what you would do in this situation. The story is told from both Maggie and Donovan’s point of view. He Gets That From Me is a real tug of the heart with no easy answers. There’s much to discuss which makes this a perfect book club read.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: September 7, 2021.
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