An Unbelievable Story

4.5 out of 5 stars

I’ve been following Tony for some time and when I got the email from him that he wrote a true adoption story I had to jump on it.  I was adopted myself (it was not an open adoption), so I had to read this.

I didn’t even know if the gave a child up for adoption or adopted themselves, I bought this short story synopsis unread.

I’m kind of glad that I did because I didn’t know what I was getting into (other than a true adoption story).  As I mentioned above, I was adopted myself, so the themes and overall feeling of this book really worked with how I feel and made me feel even luckier than I already feel.

Numerous times Tony writes about how it wouldn’t seem real unless it really happened to him and some of the things he writes about, I 100% understand why he says that.  Some of the “coincidences” or “fate-related” stuff that happens is almost unbelievable. But it’s also hard to write stuff like that and lie about it.  Bertauski is a master of the short non-fiction story with Expectations.

I’m glad I picked this book up,  It was easily one of the easiest 99 cents I’ve ever spent and the afternoon that I read it I laughed, I cried, and I felt better after finishing it.

Book Description:

Expectations: A True Adoption Story by Tony Bertauskifour-half-stars
Expectations: A True Adoption Story by Tony Bertauski
on October 14, 2017
Genres: Non-Fiction, Short Story
Pages: 46
Format: Kindle

I write fiction. I make up stories. This is not one of them.

This is all true. Some minor details have been altered and names changed, but the story itself is true.


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