Great Summer Read - She Fell At The Bluff and Lies In Wait As A Host For Her Unborn Baby!


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"To the medical world, I was a host body, surviving only to bring a new life into the world. And while I wanted to die more than anything in the world, I never wanted this. No, I never wanted to cease to exist. This was the worst death of all.” Jude Black lives in that in-between, twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her baby into this world. Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention. Only she knows who the father of her baby is. In this poignantly crafted literary novel, the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the consequences of Jude’s decisions threaten to reveal everyone's deceptions, even her own. BLUFF offers a sensitive look at essential questions such as the value of human life, the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support. At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace, acceptance, understanding and even love on her deathbed.

The 411 by Maria:

I read this book over a week ago and it still sits with me. What an interesting story. The book starts out with Jude at the Bluff.  From the first chapter I was completely engrossed in this story of a woman who is in-between life and death. Her unborn baby is keeping her here as the doctors do what they can to get the fetus to term.  It was a roller coaster ride from the first moment until the very quiet ending. While Jude is the focus, she is surrounded by some interesting secondary characters. There is her best friend Frances,  Jude's estranged sister, Paul her lawyer, Mary Shannon Paul's wife even her deceased mother Gay who was an alcoholic makes an appearance.

This is a thought provoking, interesting, read that will have you wondering about the link between life and death and have you contacting a lawyer to write up your living will.

 Great Read!

Disclaimer: This book was not received by anyone. There are no sponsors to thank just a quick write up for my readers.

1 comments:

Sherrie Cruson said...

This book sounds like it would be very interesting but also a real tearjerker. I think most of try to avoid thinking of death and dying but getting our affairs in order before anything happens is necessary. I might have to read this. Thanks.

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