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Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

On March 17, 2015

By Sophia Whitfield

Claiming Noah is a compelling novel from a new voice in fiction.

Catriona and James are desperate to have a child. They resort to IVF to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. The third embryo takes and Catriona embarks on her pregnancy. Together, Catriona and James make the decision to adopt out their fourth and final embryo.

After Catriona gives birth to Sebastian she falls into a psychosis and has to be hospitalised for her own and her sonís safety. When she has recovers she returns home to care for Sebastian but finds it difficult to bond with him immediately.

Meanwhile Diana and Liam have been on the waiting list for an embryo. When the call comes confirming they have a match, they are delighted. Diana gives birth to Noah but two months after his birth he is kidnapped plummeting Diana into despair.

Ortlepp carefully constructs a heartbreaking tale that looks at the legal rights of parents and the heartbreak surrounding the intricacies of embryo adoption. She is a novelist you will be delighted to have discovered. We can't wait for her next book.

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