Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “He Gets That From Me” by Jacqueline Friedland, SparkPress, September 14, 2021. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
Jacqueline Friendland, Author of “He Gets That From Me” has written a thought-provoking, intriguing, captivating and emotional novel. The Genres for this book are Literary Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Fiction.The timelines for this novel are set in 2007, and go to the authors present. The timeline might go to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her colorful and dramatic characters as complicated, complex, and likable. The characters each have their own problems. The author visually describes the characters, the events, the location and plot. This is a well written story that has several layers. I didn’t want to put this book down, and gave this novel much thought after I read it.
I really appreciate that the author discusses contemporary subjects.Some of the topics explored are DNA, Pregnancy and surrogacy, homosexual parents, genetics, single working mothers, and nature vs. nature. The author also explores the importance of family, the importance of children’s needs, love and hope. Some topics of mental illness are also discussed.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a crystal ball to see what life and our future holds? Without it, we have to make the best decisions and choices, and follow the path that is true to our hearts.MThe protagonist, Maggie Fisher is a young woman, with a live in boyfriend, who finds herself pregnant. The boyfriend offers to marry her, but Maggie has the hope and dreams of going to school to become an educator. An opportunity arises where Maggie decides to become a surrogate mother, and will get enough money to be able to pay her tuition. The couple who will adopt the children (they are twin boys) are two gay men. The men are besides themselves with joy, and Maggie is happy to make another couple a family.
Ten years later, both Maggie, and the men get a call from the fertility center about the DNA.Little do Maggie, and her husband, the two men and the children have any idea what decisions have to be made. I highly recommend this well-written, thought-provoking, and memorable story to other readers.