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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meet the Author-Jennifer Holt

We are so excited to be a part of the amazing Blog Book Tour for Delivering HopeWe will be posting our review and having lots of giveaways on Febraury 9th....but until then we wanted to give you a tease about the book and let you get to know the Author, Jennifer Holt!  She has an amazing story and I am honored to participate and share in this incredible accomplishment with her. 



What are others saying about the book? 

“Delivering Hope is a great read! In addition, it’s also a novel that daughters and their moms should each go through and then get together to discuss what they’ve learned. Delivering Hope lives up to its title.”



-Jack Weyland, best-selling author of Charly

“An engaging and accurate account of individuals dealing with loss, grief, love, and hope through the adoption process. As someone who has worked with people on all sides of the adoption process, I would say Delivering Hope is a must-read for anyone whose life has been touched by infertility or adoption, as well as anyone who enjoys a well-written and uplifting story.”



-Sarah Burgess, Esq., MSW, Licensed Social Worker

“Somewhere in the world a pregnancy test is negative...and a woman weeps. Somewhere else in the world a pregnancy test is positive...and another woman weeps. In Delivering Hope, the miracle of adoption brings them together. Holt has masterfully crafted an astonishingly honest and gripping account of the journey, the joy, and the Hope that is made possible through adoption and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. A must-read for anyone interested in adoption, and a page-turning, entertaining read for anyone interested in the real life drama we know as choice, consequences, sacrifice, selflessness, and pure love.”



–Wesley D. Hutchins, Esq., Adoption Attorney, Adoptive Father


–President, Utah Adoption Council

I am honored to introduce you to Jennifer Holt, the talented author of this incredible book!  She has an amazing story and I wanted to share some of it with you before our review on February 9th. 


"...After a couple years of marriage, and without having had a successful pregnancy, we began pursuing both adoption and increasingly aggressive fertility treatments. We were blessed to be chosen by an amazing birth mom, and we adopted our beautiful daughter as a newborn. Following several failed adoption attempts, and several more years of fertility treatments (including a couple of surgeries) I became pregnant with our youngest son. We were waiting to update our adoption portfolio until after the first trimester to make sure the pregnancy was going to stick, and when I was just about a week shy of that 12-week mark, a wonderful birth mom picked us as the family for her soon-to-be-born baby boy.


She didn't mind that I was pregnant, she felt strongly that her baby boy was to join our family, and he did! We were excited at the prospect of our two boys only being 6 months apart. Then, my pregnancy took a nose dive. I developed severe toxemia almost overnight and had a small stroke. In addition, we discovered that the cord was wrapped around the baby's neck 3 times. So, in order to save both of our lives, my doctor performed an emergency c-section and delivered our 2 lb. 8 oz. son about 3 months early. I was very blessed to recover with only some slight numbness on the left side of my face. And after spending 8 1/2 weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and undergoing numerous blood transfusions, a surgery, and many scary moments, our youngest was able to come home and join his big brother and sister.


Today, my husband and I have three wonderfully healthy, happy children (including our two boys who are 3 months apart), and we feel at peace that all of the members of our family are here..."

You can read more about her story, the book and the other amazing work that she does HERE.

Be sure to join us on February 9th for our review and other giveaways!!!!! 








3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Ashley! You're so sweet! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book!

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  2. Thank You Blessings in a Basket !

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  3. Thanks Blessings in a Basket !

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