According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 10% of women in the United States have trouble getting pregnant. That’s over 6 million women who struggle with infertility in the United States alone.
Despite its high prevalence, many women are reticent to talk about infertility. They feel guilty or embarrassed or become convinced that infertility is some sort of judgment of their self-worth and womanhood.
In Yearning, the reader experiences the ups and downs along with the main character, Amanda. Unwilling to share her burden with even close friends, suffering in silence, feeding a vicious spiral of isolation, plummeting self-esteem, and a growing sense of worthlessness, Amanda’s story helps readers who haven't been through similar circumstances have a better understanding of those who struggle with getting pregnant. Those who understand Amanda's pain will find comfort in knowing they are not alone. Refusing to abandon hope, Amanda finds herself on a journey that will forever change her and her husband’s lives.
“For anyone who has ever wanted something to the point of desperation and for those that have been lucky enough to be able to take such things for granted, this book offers an honest, and at times heartbreaking, story of hope, struggle, disappointment, and ultimately reconciliation.”
“I suspect that this novel about infertility will have particular appeal to female readers. It doesn't have to be that way, of course. Husbands may not suffer the same emotional crisis their wives do, but a concerned man is part of every couple grappling with the inability to conceive. As a man, I found this story riveting, and not only because my family too encountered the problem described.” – Amazon reviewer
Learn more at www.yearningnovel.com.
Author: Marcela Mendez
Published date: July 2012
Publisher: Monteverde Publishing