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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Author, Speaker, and Life Coach Pens Memoir

Book Title: Bringing in Finn
Author: Sara Connell (Seal Press Pub. October 2013)
Genre: Memoir / Family
WOW! Blog Tour Dates: 10/21/2013-11/21/2013
Book Hashtag: #BIFinn
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Seal Press (August 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580054102
ASIN: B00BJYM6IU

 

Book Summary:   Bringing in Finn is an incredibly moving story of surrogacy and how it created a bond like no other between a mother and daughter


In February 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara’s son, Finnean. At that moment, Kristine—the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill’s child—became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago.  Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story  tells this modern family’s remarkable surrogacy story.

After trying to conceive naturally without success, Sara and her husband Bill dedicated years to a variety of fertility treatments—but after Sara lost a third pregnancy (including the loss of twins at twenty-two weeks), they started to give up their hope. When Kristine offered to be their surrogate, they were shocked; but Kristine was clear that helping Sara become a mother felt like a calling, something she felt inspired to do.


In this achingly honest memoir, Connell recounts the tragedy and heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening her heart and mind to the idea of her sixty-one-year-old mother carrying her child for her; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result of their unique experience together.


Bringing in Finn is the true story of a couple who wanted nothing more than to have a family and a mother who would do anything for her daughter. After unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally, years of fertility treatments, miscarriage and a late term loss of twins, Sara and Bill Connell were emotionally and financially depleted and at a loss as to how they could have a family. When Sara’s mother Kristine offered to be their surrogate, the three embark on the journey that would culminate in Finnean’s miraculous birth and complete a transformation of their at-one-time strained mother-daughter relationship. - See more at: http://www.saraconnell.com/books/#sthash.2dbPO5eJ.dpuf

Bringing in Finn is the true story of a couple who wanted nothing more than to have a family and a mother who would do anything for her daughter. After unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally, years of fertility treatments, miscarriage and a late term loss of twins, Sara and Bill Connell were emotionally and financially depleted and at a loss as to how they could have a family. When Sara’s mother Kristine offered to be their surrogate, the three embark on the journey that would culminate in Finnean’s miraculous birth and complete a transformation of their at-one-time strained mother-daughter relationship. - See more at: http://www.saraconnell.com/books/#sthash.2dbPO5eJ.dpuf

Author Bio:


Sara Connell is an author, speaker, and life coach with a private practice in Chicago. She is a frequent contributor in the media and has appeared on Oprah, NPR, WGN, FOX News Chicago- upcoming: Good Morning America, Nightline an The View. Sara's writing has been featured in: Elle Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Psychobabble, Evolving Your Spirit and Mindful Metropolis magazines. Her first book- Bringing in Finn; an Extraordinary Surrogacy story- nominated for Book of the Year 2012 by Elle Magazine- is Sara's first book. (Sept 4, 2012 Seal Press)

Finding Sara online:

http://www.saraconnell.com

http://www.saraconnell.com/blog

https://www.facebook.com/SaraConnellAuthorSpeakerCoach 

https://twitter.com/saracconnell 

 

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1 comment:

Crystal Otto said...

Thank you Carolyn for featuring Sara and Bringing In Finn. It is always a pleasure to work with you! I hope your audience enjoys Bringing In Finn as much as I did!

Hugs,
~Crystal