I recently received a copy of Nobody’s Child by Austin Boyd to read and review. In a deftly woven tale delving into the topic of bioethics, Laura Ann McGehee resorts to desperate measures to pay the medical bills for her terminally ill father and save the family farm.
A young single woman, Laura Ann secretly sells her eggs to a fertility clinic over a period of about a year. When a series of bizarre circumstances put her in contact with a woman carrying a child conceived with one of her eggs, and eventually puts the child in her care, the tangled web that can result from tampering with God’s design becomes evident.
I enjoyed Nobody’s Child. Austin Boyd writes beautifully and the story is poignant, even though the theological issues weren’t addressed quite as I’d expected from the description. Thanks to Zondervan for the complimentary review copy.