Hidden Under Her Heart Book Review

If I had to choose this book off a shelf judging by the cover alone, I can say chances are high I never would have read this book. Since I was given this book to review in exchange for a blog post, I had it in my hands to read. Boy was I glad I applied for this chance!!

Hidden Under Her Heart ir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00B0YBI92 truly touched my heart. I’ve often wondered what my life would have been like had my sexual abusers gotten me pregnant. My Mom and I both felt like a woman who got raped should have the right to abort the baby if she were to end up pregnant as a result. However, that was also before I was a mother that I had that opinion. It was also before my Mom gave her heart completely to God too. I don’t know if her opinion changed after that major life event because we never talked about it again, but I imagine it had to of.

This book does a remarkable job of giving all points of views from all the people who are affected by the choice of abortion. Abortion is a very touchy subject, but yet there are few who actually truly talk about it completely! Even during the debates throughout political campaigns they don’t talk about how it really affects a person to do it. They just act like that little being is nothing at all?

Since I got to see Zeva in me from the time I was 7 weeks pregnant, I have an even greater appreciation for the fact that even at that young stage of the life of a child that it is in fact A LIFE. Zeva and my first born both made me very sick from the word go, and they both made me fully aware that they were a living growing child.

When I found out I was pregnant with my first born so many thoughts went through my mind. There was even a period where I wondered if I should continue with the pregnancy. I knew my husband probably regretted marrying me because I was so insecure. I was miserable beyond words, and I felt totally utterly alone during the first few months of the pregnancy. Despite all of those thoughts, I could NEVER bring myself to kill her.

I praise God that I couldn’t because she was literally my angel! I miss her so much and love her. However, I also knew that I wasn’t the one who was supposed to raise her all of her life long before she was born. There are many parents who know that before they give birth and that’s why adoption becomes an option that is worth taking. In my case though, I knew she was supposed to be with her Daddy.

There is so much that I could say on this topic alone. However, this book does a remarkable job of giving a fictional story that literally comes to life and has such a sense of reality to it that you forget it’s a piece of fiction.

Hidden Under Her Heartir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00B0YBI92 is only .99 for the Kindle version. You can’t go wrong with getting it. It’s a remarkable read. It will definitely give you something to ponder on.

Do you know someone who has had an abortion? How has it shaped their lives? 

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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

12 comments on “Hidden Under Her Heart Book Review”

  1. Your post is wonderful :b. And all of Ayala’s work is excellent. Michal’s Window is another she wrote and I can say of all the books I’ve read over the years, it is absolutely my favorite. It’s raw and real, as is Hidden Under Her Heart.

    Great post, great review :b

    • I will most definitely be looking into reading more of her books once I get caught up on all of the many books I have lined up to read for reviews. 🙂 I feel like right now I’m in speed reading mode to get back on track from being sick for those three weeks. (It’s amazing how far one can get behind once they are sick.)

    • Hi Crystal, I’m glad you read my book and it resonated with you. Thanks for the review and I do hope you feel better. I know exactly what you mean about books piled up and wanting to read more than time allows. And thanks, Melisa, you always encourage me. 🙂


    • Rachelle,

      It was truly my pleasure to read your book!!! I’m doing a lot better. That’s why I’m catching up on all of my book reading. 🙂 I normally read fast to start with, but when I had a splinting headache to the point that I couldn’t keep my eyes open and I wanted peace and quiet that set me back. 🙂 I’ll have all of my book reading caught up within two weeks I’m sure. 🙂 I love reading way to much. 🙂

  2. Excellent point that political does not touch on what abortion does to women and nice to know about this book. I don’t know anyone that had an abortion, but have read a lot about it.

    • I know of only one person who went through it, and it tore her up inside a lot that she did it. I know now that she’d never do it again though.

  3. Yes, very politically charged topic for sure. I personally don’t believe in abortion as a choice, but I do know some women who have suffered going through one. It’s a nightmare for sure. Looks like a good read!

    • This book will give you loads to think about for sure. It’s one of those books that can have the power to make you think twice about your beliefs too.

  4. thanks so much for sharing your personal views on this I myself am pro choice due to the fact there can be so many extenuating circumstances as a mother of a girl I also feel she and all women need to have options

    • I can relate to your position. There was a time I felt the same way. I value your opinion and thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

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