Dr. Miriam Stewart works tirelessly to help Appalachian women gain control over their bodies—to make a deliberate decision whether to be a mother. Bone-weary, but with a nagging fear of the obsolescence of retirement, Miriam is sandwiched between two frustratingly independent women; neither will listen to her advice. Her aging mother, Lillian, a locally beloved, retired mountain midwife, refuses to leave her farmhouse nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Olivia, her thirty-year-old daughter, searches for the perfect sperm donor for the baby she’s determined to have.
When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity promises her work legacy will continue, Miriam’s passion is renewed. But her carefully ordered world explodes when the fulfillment of her dream collides with her mother’s long-kept secrets. Secrets that undermine the very foundation of Miriam’s beliefs about who she is, her career, and especially, what it means to mother. Miriam is faced with an impossible choice.
In The Mother Gene, Lynne Bryant casts a contemporary story of mothers and daughters against the backdrop of a not-so-distant dark time in American history, when powerful forces sought to control who should have children. Three generations of women struggle with the intertwined choices of sex, love, pregnancy, and motherhood.
The Mother Gene is an incredible book that will take its readers on a journey full of ups and downs. The reader in The Mother Gene will meet Dr. Miriam Stewart, a gynecologist who has made it her mission in life to help Appalachian women gain control of their bodies and for them to decide whether they want to become a mother or not.
The reader will also meet Miriam’s mother, Lillian, a retired mountain midwife living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and will also meet Miriam’s daughter Olivia. Thirty-year-old Olivia is looking for a sperm donor to have the baby she has always wanted and Miriam wants to give her her advice but not with much luck.
Miriam’s life however changes in a flash when she is faced with an opportunity that means her work can continue but soon her life is turned upside down when her dream implodes when her mothers long buried secrets change her life forever and what follows is a thought-provoking and moving tale that will take its readers on an emotional and incredible tale that shouldn’t be missed and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Mother Gene!
The story of The Mother Gene is brilliant, and I loved the journey the wonderful author took me on! Lynne Bryant managed to incorporate many unexpected twists effortlessly and turns so that the readers will turn the page with haste. As I read this book, I found myself re-reading parts because of how captivating it was and it was magnificent to feel this!
Lynne Bryant can only be described as a talented writer, the finest kind who is imaginative as well as passionate; these are two qualities I look for in an author, and Bryant certainly has them! Bryant’s words were exceptional and very moving at times and always kept me guessing about what was going to happen to the characters I had grown to love, as well as the outcome of the story.
To conclude my thoughts on this exceptional story, I would say if you have been bored of late of the same old books that do not captivate you, then take a chance with this one because it is an all-consuming assault of brilliance that will keep you entertained from beginning to end! The Mother Gene gets five stars from me! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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