Raising Jess: A Story of Hope Book Review

As always--I LOVE memoirs!  When an author gives us a personal look into their lives--past, present or both--and shares their story or family's story--it is a special chance for readers to learn and grow through the author's experiences.  Today, I am sharing my thoughts on Vickie Rubin's novel Raising Jess:  A Story of Hope.  Read my thoughts, and learn about Raising Jess and the author Vicki Rubin.

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About the Book

Raising Jess is the powerful story of one family's survival when faced with adversity. Written with compassion, honesty, and humor, it tells of a family changed forever by the birth of a child with special needs and their courageous decision to choose hope. 


Facing the challenges of caring for her daughter, marriage struggles, and the question of having more children, Vickie Rubin gives a glimpse into the world of her family and transformation while Raising Jess. This beautiful, gripping memoir will delight and leave you wanting more. 


My Review


Raising Jess is a Heartwarming Page Turner. As Vickie tells her family's story--readers will find so much to love on every page. Readers will watch as Vickie and her husband Mitch learned not only to parent but to face the challenges and adversity presented by Jess's medical needs. I sat down, intending to read a few pages while waiting for my daughter after soccer conditioning. I found myself reading several pages while waiting--and rushing through dinner/staying up too late to finish the book. Vickie puts her heart into every page as she shares her family's ups and downs through the years of raising Jess.

I Love Rubin's Writing Style. As the author shares her story--she takes readers along the emotional journey from the time leading up to Jess's birth to the near present day. She tells the story simply and honestly--from fears and doubts to hopes and dreams. For parents facing similar stories as they embark on raising a child with special needs or rare conditions--I think reading this book would bring them a little inspiration and strength. 


Would I Recommend Raising Jess by Vickie Rubin? If you enjoy memoirs and biographical novels that detail personal journeys through difficult times or medical challenges--Raising Jess should be on your reading list. Whether you are facing a similar situation as a family raising a child/children with disabilities--or facing other life struggles or challenges--you will find Vickie's story inspirational and impossible to put down.


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