ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of computers, math, and organization steered her into computer science at Wheaton College, she always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. This continued through a Master’s program in Software Engineering, several years in the computer industry, teaching programming at the college level, and a Ph.D. in Computer Technology in Education. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity.
She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Can pursuit of a blessing become a curse?
June and July and their husbands have spent the last year trying to start a family and now they're desperate for answers. As one couple works with specialists to see how medicine can help them conceive, the other must fight to save their marriage. Will their deferred hope leave them heart sick, or start them on the path to the fulfillment of their dreams?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hope Deferred, go HERE.
MY THOUGHTS: I did not realize that Hope Deferred was the second book in a series until I received the book and was looking at the author's other works. Although Hope Deferred could be read by itself, I think the story would have had more depth with the background from the first book in the series. This book covers a very sensitive topic that I do not have experience with, but one that I know is happening to so many people in the world today. Infertility can consume a person's life, and make them feel differently about themselves. The author did a good job of covering different ways of handling infertility through sisters June and July, and their friend Lydia. It was an enjoyable book, and my heart broke for the infertile couples.