Book Review: Love You More by Jennifer Grant
Love You More is a truly heart-warming, heart-felt detailing of a mother's story of adopting her daughter. I chose to read this book because my father adopted me as his own daughter. My adoption came by way of a simultaneous love story between the love my dad had for my mother and the compassion he had for me as his child. It wasn't through the more common process of adoption, with an agency, mounds of paperwork, in home visits and the like. That was the part I was curious about, along with the love and the bond that develops between the adoptive parents and the child.
In her book, Mrs. Grant details all the specifics, the highs and the lows. She talks about the importance of her faith in God during the process and how He placed in her heart the desire to adopt a child. She vividly recounts her mistakes, her victories, her insecurities, her passion, her fears, her hopes. . .quite simply, the love she has for her adopted daughter.
If there is any criticism at all for this book, it would be that the author's writing style is a bit jumpy. Although her story-telling generally starts from the beginning and goes to the end, she jumps around a lot in place and in time. She will abruptly flash back to her childhood to explain a thought, idea, or situation and then may flash forward to after the adoption has taken place. I believe it is just her way of telling her story, however it can be difficult to follow all of the tangents.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who is adopted, has adopted, or is considering adoption. What I learned from the book is that there is so much more to adoption than the notion that you want to help "make a difference" and "save at least one child" from heartache or poverty. It is so much more than that.
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