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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chosen - Giveaway and Review

Chloe Pinter has what she would consider the "best" job and at times, the "worst" job. She is the director of Portland's Chosen Child domestic adoption program and she is the case worker that helps families find just the perfect child for them to adopt, fitting birth mothers and adoptive parents together. In a sense, she helps build families for parents who can't have children through conventional methods. The downside of this, is that often times, birth mothers wait until the last minute to decide that they want to keep their baby, leaving the adoptive parents with nothing but heart break and the time spent waiting once more to find a birth mother to have a child.

In Chosen by Chandra Hoffman, Chloe is working with three very different sets of parents. One couple who have been childhood sweethearts since college despite twelve miscarriages and a dozen fertility problems are now finally expecting their own baby, praying that this one will carry to term. Another set of parents, are wealthy and can afford the expense that the adoption process carries with it, yet despite their ages, they are finally hoping that they can find a birth mother who will be willing to offer them a child. The final couple are the birth mother and her boyfriend who are having difficulty coming to an agreement over what they want to do. The boyfriend wants to make as much money as possible on the baby and the mother is considering keeping the child.

This is a very compelling look into the different sides of the adoption process from the case worker, to the birth mother to the adoptive parents. Each with a different set of motives, the reader is drawn into each couple's unique set of circumstances and is torn with their emotions over how difficult the entire adoption process can be.

I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and really enjoyed this one. Like I stated before, for those who have never realized all the work that goes into a successful adoption, this gives you a fictional account of the ins and outs of the process through three different families. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and it does contain some sexual content and profanity as a caution to some readers. For more information on this book, the author and even where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

To read even more reviews on this book tour, click here.

Thanks to the generous folks at TLC Book Tours, they are providing a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky reader of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart.

3. Be a resident of the US or Canada or have a US or Canadian shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

4. Leave a comment telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on December 5th and I will be notifying the winner by email at that time.


  1. I would love to read this. I would like to see "all sides" of adoption. I am sure the process creates emotional turmoil for everyone involved.
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    I live in the US.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  2. All the different side of an adoption are so unique. This would be a very enlightening book. Helpful in learning and sharing about adoption

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    I like your FB page
    I'm in the USA

    Linda at:
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  3. This sounds like an emotional story! I'm a follower.


  4. This sounds like a very moving book. I am sure it is difficult for everyone involved with adoption.

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  5. I've considered adoption, so I think this would be fascinating! Thanks for being on the tour, Kat.

  6. This sounds like its gonna be an emotional book to read. Adoption can be difficult for many.

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  7. GFC follower -amhengst
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  8. I'm a GFC Follower - dancealert
    I'm a subscriber by email.
    Would love to win this book sounds like a great one!

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  9. gfc follower- Lisa Otis.

  10. I like you on facebook

  11. I would love to read this book. I have 7 adopted siblings and my husband and I are hoping to adopt a 1 year old boy that my parents are fostering. Adoption is a subject very near and dear to my heart!
    lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

  12. Being a single woman who hopes to adopt someday (although I am looking to adopt an older child rather than a baby), I find this subject very interesting.

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    I am in the US

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  13. I do follow you! I will stop by FB to like this too!
    I just enjoy a good read.
    A good friend recently wrote about the adoption process with her son and his wife. I would share this book with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I am a follower
    I like you on Facebook
    US Resident
    I would like to win this book to see the different sides of adoptions.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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