Friday, March 02, 2012

THREE WISHES by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, Pamela Ferdinand

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Three Wishes

Today I bring you a memoir on motherhood, and I love these types of books so whenever I find one I just have to share with you. This one is called Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way To Love and Motherhood.

Whoo, that’s a mouthful, huh?

Anyway, it’s written by three amazing women, Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand who were nearing 40 and successful at work but still single and wanting children. They decide to seek help through the local sperm bank to fulfill their dreams of motherhood. What comes from their story when that first vial of sperm arrives will give any woman hope and bring joy to your heart. As the women find love and create families, one by one, embarking on their journey to motherhood, you’ll fall in love with Three Wishes!

Here is a video of Carey, Beth and Pamela explaining a little bit about what happened.
VIDEO FOR THREE WISHES

Here’s the official back of the book blurb:

Carey, Beth, and Pam had succeeded at work but failed at romance, and each resolved to have a baby before time ran out. Just one problem: no men. Carey took the first bold step towards single motherhood, searching anonymous donor banks until she found the perfect match. What she found was not a father in a vial, but a sort of magic potion. She met a man, fell in love, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way. She passed the vials to Beth, and it happened again. Beth met man, Beth got pregnant. Beth passed the vials to Pam, and the magic struck again. There were setbacks and disappointments, but three women became three families, reveling in the shared joy of love, friendship, and never losing hope.

If you’d like to win a copy of Three Wishes, leave a comment here telling me what are three wishes of yours—make sure they’re possible/logical three wishes, like here are mine: 

1.      To have my books published.
2.      To have a personal chef.
3.      To have a maid change my bed sheets daily.

What would three wishes be of yours? Tell me and you could win a copy of Three Wishes!

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64 comments:

Joelle said...

For someone other than my closest friends to buy a piece of my jewelry.

To get out of my reading rut. (tragic, yes).

To find the perfect craft desk. lol

Ready To Be A Momma said...

To magically lose these last 10-15 lbs.
To finally stay pregnant
To win the lottery and not have to work and be able to do what I love
Qweska8402

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

To run a quilt shop as a hobby

To travel to Europe without any financial constraints

Remodel my house!

Mom'sLove said...

1. a cure for my daughter's diabetes
2. a boyfriend
3. world peace
;)
Amanda from mom's Love
byacourt at gmail dot com

Carly said...

1. To get a job teaching
2. To have a healthy baby
3. To always have the opportunities to travel with my family

Carly H

Kelleyc said...

1. Maid
2. New house (or family room addition)
3. Hit the lottery just enough to know I could send my 3 kids to college without putting us all in debt forever!!


Kconley1215 at msn dot com

Dani In Chicago said...

My three wishes (in no particular order):

- Publish my novel
- Promote up to VP at Arbonne
- Find my soul mate in 2012

Jessica said...

To lose 15 pounds
To have many years left with my dog
To not have to work for the rest of my life

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Lilianarenee said...

For every outfit I pin on pinterest to appear in my closet.

To have someone to do my hair and makeup every morning before I wake up.

To be able to drive a new car each month.

Melissa said...

To sell my underwater house and buy a bigger one.

To be skinnier.

To write a book and have it published.

Melissa Rem

Bev V said...

1. To finally make my "goal" weight.
2. To be able to retire and not worry about money
3. To live in a house that doesn't require schlepping laundry up and down 2 flights of stairs ;)

Bev V (shaggy552@gmail.com)

EKB said...

1. publish my book (this is a common one!)
2. reach my goal weight (before I am 98- good grief)
3. climb out of debt and figure out how to stay out of it!

Ally said...

To go to the Maldives

To have one more baby

To be a better mom and wife.

Amy R said...

To get into the medical school of my first choice.
To have my book published.
To have a happy and healthy family.

betsy_blixt said...

To consistently have a healthy active lifestyle.

To find the man of my dreams.

To always love my job.

absolutahnie said...

for my best friend, el,to find herman (her man!) for me to get married (hellllooooo, erik!?!?!) and for my boss to croak ( he's an ASS!)

ludy2288 said...

To have an amazing walk in closet.
To have 2-4 adorable well behaved children.
To marry my boyfriend in a perfectly us small ceremony.

your invisible pixie said...

to get healthy
to fall and stay in love
to find a job that i actually enjoy doing

i hope these aren't too farfetched, otherwise that would be so very sad.

Carol5814 said...

To finish a book and have it published

That my daughter gets into the college of her dreams (is it too much to wish for a scholarship, too?)

For SPRING!

Ncsuloges said...

This sounds like a really good book. To travel to Italy. to get married, to have healthy kids

Emily said...

My three wishes would be:

1. To have my school loans paid in full, by someone who is not me. :)

2. To one day have a big, happy family.

3. To always have a job I love.

Emily116

jdstec said...

to find an exciting job
to win the lottery
to lose alot of pounds

DaphneSFL said...

To have my own stylist
To have my own hairdresser
To open a shoe store

Katie said...

To be happy with myself

To have our dream house

To be able to live comfortably without debt.

Kristi said...

To continue with a healthy pregnancy... the end result, obviously, being a healthy baby.

To have a peaceful relationship with my sister.

To enjoy my job more (I'm in a rut)

aggiekristi04

Megan said...

Three wishes:
To travel with my mom to England
To find true love
Find my true passion
Eloisepeaches

equinn726 said...

To be able to successfully plan weekly meals that don't involve multiple trips the to grocery store for forgotten items.

To graduate nursing school, pass the NCLEX and get a job in the OR.

To lose 20 lbs.

EBrowning said...

To meet a great guy and fall in love

To get married

To have kids

robynn78 said...

Finally build our house

Renew our vows on the coast of Ireland

To grow old, & watch every moment of life with eyes wide open not to miss anything~

TaraUB said...

To be healthy
To have a closet big enough to hold all the shoes I want
To finish my cookbook compilation in time for my nephew's wedding

Juliet Farmer said...

to get a break and get published in a major magazine (Glamour, Marie Claire, etc.)

to win the Mega Millions CA lottery

to get back to a size that's one digit!

Becki**** said...

1. To be bolder about my faith
2. To be able to retire comfortably, not extravagantly, SOON
3. For my daughter to stay on the straight and narrow now that she's safe . .

Krystal said...

To move out if this house and into a bigger one
To lose the baby weight from my 6 month old
To stay strong on our path of getting out of debt
kndyer

Margaret said...

To have an extra room in my home to be my very own office/study

To have enough $$ to take my kids to Disneyland/Disney World

To have a brand new sporty vehicle

Margaret(singitm)

Crystal said...

To have a family (after we're married of course)

To look good in a bikini

To set foot on every continent (well maybe not Antartica...it's COLD! lol)

crystal717

Emma S. said...

To move to NYC.

To work in the publishing industry.

To have enough money to be able to hire a personal trainer to help me look like Mila Kunis.

buttah said...

To one day have my dream job of being a personal trainer.

To be debt free.

To figure out why my hormones are causing me so much grief, other than I'm going through menopause at 34!!

accidentalgypsy said...

to never have money problems again

for working out to be effortless and in turn be really healthy and toned.

to have an incredible wardrobe and to look amazing in it.

Leah B said...

To get our budget under control

To have more time with my family

To have my sister and her family closer.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

1) To get married & make my own family
2) To take a weeklong vacation
3) To learn how to save $money$

BrendaL71 said...

Wow, I think this one is hard:
to find a wonderful man to live my life with
For my daughter to do well in school and go on to college
to keep a good job so I can care for my daughter and put a roof over our heads.

Anonymous said...

My 3 wishes:

To have someone cook for me

To lose the last 15 pounds

For my kids to stop fighting all the time

-Donna W.

Sherry said...

1.To get a grip of my eating so I can lose weight--back away from my kids snacks argg

2. Have a Maid--

3. Get rid of toxic people in my life

slbercu@msn.com

Kim W. said...

Three wishes:

1. Lose weight this year (I'm trying, I'm trying!)

2. Win more free book contests! ;-)

3. To score a pair of Tiffany diamond earrings from my hubbie (what?? I'm deserving!)

kewalker1972@gmail.com

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Love your 3 wishes!

Mine would be

1. to have more time for reading
2. to have a personal chef (to cook the healthy foods I know I should be eating)
3. to have a personal trainer (to motivate me to exercise (even when I don't want to)

Coleen said...

1) To get motivated to lose 15 lbs
2) To be able to have kids
3) To make money reading books, since I love to read and wish I had more time to do so.

Melissa said...

1. To take my kids to Disney World.
2. To go on a romantic vacation with my husband and know the kids were in good hands the whole time.
3. To be able to speed-read. :)

Melissa A from CLC

Lesley Davis, esq said...

To pay off our law school debt, have my husband win his election for judge & to have a maid/chef :)

Tracey M said...

* To be published
* To find my true love
* To have children

Erin G said...

To have someone pay off our debt.
For my kids to be healthy forever.
And for my husband to find a new job that makes him happy :)

Leslie said...

To get out of debt

To survive this year with my oldest going off to boarding school (his choice) both financially but most of all emotionally

To tone my body like I know it wants to be ;)

Leslie said...

To get out of debt

To survive this year with my oldest going off to boarding school (his choice) both financially but most of all emotionally

To tone my body like I know it wants to be ;)

Melissa said...

To stay happy and together
To find a house we all love
To become more patient

-tmd636

Jenn3128 said...

1) I wish I could afford a house with a yard for the kiddos to play in.
2) I wish my family would start being honest with each other.
3) I wish The Hubs would find a job.

keltban said...

Be healthy and fit.

Have enough $$ to travel a lot and not work full-time.

Win more contests! I love free things!

Kimmi said...

* Get rid of the clutter in my house for once and for all.

* Stay on a healthy, successful diet.

* Stop procrastinating.

Kelly said...

to have a housekeeper

to marry a lawyer or doctor

a cure for cancer

Terri said...

To get out of debt.

To become magically skinny.

To find a good boyfriend.

Terri M.

Amelia said...

a maintenance free house

a modest lottery win

to know how it all turns out

Sslinsky said...

To not have to worry about money.

Healthy family (including me).

Cure for cancer.

Sarah

Christina said...
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Christina said...

1. To end the drama/fighting in my family.
2. To have a cleaning lady.
3. To have a personal stylist.

ChristinaL

Dawn in CA said...

For my kids and husband to always be happy and safe.

To someday travel everywhere I want to visit.

To discover my true purpose and get paid to live it!

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