Family Size by Maria Hoagland

February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Is it one-size-fits-all, or all sizes fit? A novel about friendships, faith, and fertility by LDS women’s fiction author Maria Hoagland.

Jessica loves being the mom of an ever-expanding family, but when an ultrasound throws her a curve, can she adapt with grace?
Dragged away from home, Maya feels deserted by her workaholic husband in a land of confusing accents and church cliques. What will it take to acclimate and save her marriage—or does she even want to?
Sloane is an algebra teacher and runner who would give up both to be a mom, but no matter what she does, pregnancy remains elusive. Can she adjust her thinking and find purpose in her life?
As their lives intertwine, can friendship and faith help these women hurdle expectations of an ideal family size?

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Title: Family Size

Author: Maria Hoagland

Publisher: CreateSpace (Self)

Release Date: February 14, 2013

ISBN: 978-1481151290

Size: 252 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General/Women’s

2 responses to “Family Size by Maria Hoagland

  1. This book combines worrying over having a baby or being pregnant and fitting in in a new ward. I’ve moved a lot of times and never found a ward as aloof and unwelcoming as this one. I think this story will have greater appeal than it did for me for a narrow segment of young married women who are concerned about when or if a pregnancy might happen, should they adopt, what about fertility treatments, etc. Many of these women’s loneliness and frustrations could have been eased if they’d just been less sensitive about every imagined slight and been friends enough to actually talk to each other.

  2. This book is AMAZING at bringing out the fact that we never truly know what someone else is going through…therefore….we need to be careful how we judge.

    It is easy to say things that can be taken wrong…
    And it is easy to misunderstand things that are said…
    We need to have unconditional love and try to see the best in others….as these three women finally do.
    Read as these women find friendship and faith through their fertility trials.
    A really tender read!
    Worth every word!
    This book would be PERFECT for a book club!

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