I’m so excited to welcome Chandra Hoffman to Book Club Girl on Air on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm ET to discuss her novel, Chosen!
It all begins with a fantasy: the caseworker in her “signing paperwork” charcoal suit, paired with the beaming parents cradling their adopted newborn, against a fluorescent-lit delivery room backdrop. It’s this blissful picture that keeps Chloe Pinter, director of The Chosen Child’s domestic adoption program, happy juggling the high demands of her boss and the incessant needs of both adoptive and biological parents.
But the job that offers her refuge from her turbulent personal life and Portland’s winter rains soon becomes a battleground itself involving three very different couples: the Novas, college sweethearts who suffered fertility problems but are now expecting their own baby; the McAdoos, a wealthy husband and desperate wife for whom adoption is a last chance; and Jason and Penny, an impoverished couple who have nothing—except the baby everyone wants. But when a child is kidnapped, dreams dissolve into nightmares, and everyone is forced to examine what went wrong…
I have 10 copies of Chosen to give out to the first 10 people who comment that they can participate in the show on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm ET. Set your reminder for the show, read the first chapter of Chosen, and check out the reading group guide. For more with Chandra, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and visit her website!