Review: You Were Meant for Me by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Posted October 30, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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Review: You Were Meant for Me by Yona Zeldis McDonoughYou Were Meant For Me by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Published by NAL Trade on 10/7/2014
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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What do you do when you have to give up the person you love most?

Thirty-five-year-old Miranda is not an impulsive person. She’s been at Domestic Goddess magazine for eight years, she has great friends, and she’s finally moving on after a breakup. Having a baby isn’t even on her radar—until the day she discovers an abandoned newborn on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station. Rushing the little girl to the closest police station, Miranda hopes and prays she’ll be all right and that a loving family will step forward to take her.

Yet Miranda can’t seem to get the baby off her mind and keeps coming up with excuses to go check on her, until finally a family court judge asks whether she’d like to be the baby’s foster parent—maybe even adopt her. To her own surprise, Miranda jumps at the chance. But nothing could have prepared her for the ecstasy of new-mother love—or the heartbreak she faces when the baby’s father surfaces....




You know a book is good when you have a reaction.  You Were Meant for Me had me feeling all of those new mommy feelings all over again.

I think the characters in this book were amazing.  We have three characters that we follow: Miranda, Evan and Jared.  Each person adds an development in Miranda’s life.  Miranda has to decide which friends really support her through everything with finding the newborn.  Miranda has to learn that she has to be strong in order to endure all the problems that come with raising a child.

You Were Meant for Me is so much more than learning how to adjust to having a child that is not your own.  It’s about love, heartbreak, friendship, loss, and dealing with all the things life throws in your way.  I think through the ups and downs Miranda finds herself.  She learns what she finds important, and how to be comfortable with her actions.



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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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