The Offering: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, May 14, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
33 Reviews
One innocent mistake . . . a lifetime of consequences.

After growing up an only child, Amanda Lisandra wants a big family. But since she and her soldier husband can’t afford to have more children right away, Mandy decides to earn money as a gestational carrier for a childless couple. She loves being pregnant, and while carrying the child, she dreams of having her own son and maybe another daughter. . . .

Just when the nearly perfect pregnancy is about to conclude, unexpected tragedy enters Mandy’s world and leaves her reeling. Devastated by grief, she surrenders the child she was carrying and struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium.

Two years later she studies a photograph of the baby she bore and wonders if the unthinkable has happened—could she have inadvertently given away her own biological child? Over the next few months Mandy struggles to decide between the desires of her grief-stricken heart and what’s best for the little boy she has never known.
 

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User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

Argh. I usually like Angela Hunt's books but this one was preachy and did not move me emotionally at all. The ending was utterly predictable. Read full review

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User Review  - Nora St Laurent - Goodreads

Angela Hunt hits it out of the park with The Offering. Once again this author describes an amazing scientific accomplishment and how it affects us individually and spiritually. I always learn so much ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
13
Section 4
41
Section 5
60
Section 6
72
Section 7
83
Section 8
97
Section 12
163
Section 13
184
Section 14
199
Section 15
228
Section 16
249
Section 17
271
Section 18
282
Section 19
286

Section 9
115
Section 10
139
Section 11
150
Section 20
294
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About the author (2013)

With more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than one hundred titles, including The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and The Nativity Story. Her nonfiction book Don’t Bet Against Me, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Angela frequently teaches writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences, and she served as the keynote speaker at an American Christian Fiction Writers’ national conference. She and her husband make their home in Florida.

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