Tuesday, January 31, 2017

You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden

You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir

From Goodreads.com : Melissa Ohden is fourteen when she learns she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In this intimate memoir she details for the first time her search for her biological parents, and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and empowerment. 
After a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he has died without answering her burning questions. Melissa becomes a mother herself in the very hospital where she was aborted. This experience transforms her attitude toward women who have had abortions, as does the miscarriage of her only son and the birth of a second daughter with complex health issues. But could anything prepare her for the day she finally meets her birth mother and hears her side of their story?
This intensely personal story of love and redemption illumines the powerful bond between mother and child that can overcome all odds.

My Take:  I read this book with interest.  I was interested in how she found her birth mother and how she went about meeting her.  I felt very sorry for both her and her birth mother when she found out how she was a survivor of abortion.  I was interested in her faith journey and  why she went from being Methodist to converting to a Catholic.  

I received a review copy of this book from Handlebar in exchange for my honest opinion.