Book Review: "Love you More" by Jennifer Grant

Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a fifteen-month-old girl from Guatemala when she was already the mother of three very young children. 

Her family's journey is captured in stories that will encourage not only adoptive families but those who are curious about adoption or whose lives have been indirectly touched by it. Love You More explores universal themes such as parenthood, marriage, miscarriage, infertility, connection, destiny, true self, failure and stumbling, and redemption.

I really enjoyed reading this book and felt as though I lived the moments with the author. It is very interesting and not one page is boring to read. This was my first read ever on the topic of adoption and it was nice to hear about someone's personal experience - the anxious waiting, the joy and the ups and downs of the paper work and procedures. If I ever want to adopt a child, this book would be one of resources that I would use. 

Jennifer Grant talks about parenting and how others made her felt when they saw her children in the grocery store.Looks, words - kind and rude is all included to make the reader know that the process of adoption doesn't end with the paper work. She goes on to talk about how her adopted daughter felt about her birth mother and the important talk that she had at the right moment.

Simple, humorous and a great read. I found it hard to put down the book and looked forward to reading more though I knew that there was no particular end to the story.

( Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers, I received a free advanced reading copy of this book as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions are only my own.)


keri said...

I enjoyed this book as well, and I agree it really tell the true story of adoption and all it involves.
I think any parent would enjoy it and would connect with the author's honest reflections on what it means to be a family, the angst and humor of parenting, the sense of purpose and joy that building a family brings (along with the struggles and disappointments). A very honest book that anyone would enjoy. I also love the author's blog at

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