Today is my turn for hosting the book tour for Moondance by Diane Chandler. I am delighted to feature her here.
IVF could create a baby but could it also destroy a marriage?
Cat has always been in control of her life. Happily married to Dom, but flying high as a political lobbyist, she dismisses his desire to start a family … until she herself is ready.
But what if it is then too late?
Complex and selfish, intelligent and open, if she is to succeed in having that elusive child, Cat must battle through gruelling fertility treatment and the emotional strain it places on her marriage. By her side, Dom, easygoing and ever the optimist, finds that he too risks being run ragged by their journey.
Both are forced to come to terms with their longing for a baby against the blitz on a relationship tested like never before.
Bittersweet, at times funny, and always emotionally raw, this is by far the most moving and honest novel you’ll ever read about IVF and its impact on a marriage.
This book is utterly beautiful. Raw, honest and totally open. We feel the emotional journey that Cat is on, we feel every disappointment, suffer her pain and cry along with her.
Cat is a remarkable woman with an iron drive who has so much love for the elusive baby she so desperately wants to create.
Reading Moondance made me reflect on my own pregnancies, making me cherish how lucky I was to naturally conceive, which sometimes I think can be taken for granted, It also a very and honest and open insight to the whole procedure of IVF and what couples really do go through from start to finish showing the complexity and heartbreak of the journey behind closed doors.
The journey itself is an emotional bind with so much to do in preparation and so much waiting and hoping for a positive outcome. Cat was a very resilient character indeed.
I was especially interested in how the IVF process affected her husband. It was very interesting to hear from the male perspective and learn about his discomforts and feelings within the journey too. He played a strong character and even though he didn’t behave as the reader would naturally expect he was still a likeable soul.
Moondance is a wonderful, yet emotional, read with a ‘real’ plotline and an excellent storyline.
The characters feel real and together tell their amazing story. I congratulate Chandler on such an excellent read.