Friday, March 8, 2013

#Book #Giveaway: The Sunshine When She's Gone by Thea Goodman

The Sunshine When She's Gone by Thea Goodman is a book that I can't wait to read!  (But first, I must take the time to finish the 600 page book I am currently reading.)  The book deals with what many young lovers deal with--the arrival of baby and how it changes the relationship.  

John and Victoria are your typical young sane couple, until baby Clara arrives to rock their world.  Victoria hasn't slept in four months and wakes one day after having the first good night's sleep to find her husband has taken baby Clara to breakfast.  At first, she is grateful for the much-needed rest but little does she know that her husband has fled their Manhattan home with baby Clara to get some R and R in the Caribbean.  She goes on to try to find the woman she used to be and he tries to care for baby Clara.  They grapple with the responsibilities and sacrifices that they must make.  Can their relationship survive the parent test?

The book is told from alternating points of view and explores the life-changing impacts of parenthood on the couple as individuals and as partners.  This is a story of a "couple pushed to the edge and a desperate father's attempt give them both space to breathe."

Reading just the first chapter, I was quickly drawn in.  What parent can't relate to sleepless nights, feeling that you have lost yourself and a change in your relationship?  This is definitely high on my reading list!

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this books in hopes that I would share about it.  The opinions in this post are my own.  


Anita Yancey said...

For us the hardest part was finding any time for us, because we spent all of it taking care of our daughter. Thanks for this chance.


StuffSmart said...

The hardest thing was getting enough sleep.

Diane Cooper said...

When my daughter was two months old, we moved to another state away from all family and friends. On top of that, my husband started a new job which involved alot of travel. It was tough!

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