AUTHOR - LIESE SHERWOOD FABRE
STARS - 5
REVIEWER - WENDE SHEETS
Alexandra and her husband, Yuri were scientist for the Biomedical Research Center. Four years ago Alexandra left her job to care for her daughter, Nadezhda, which means HOPE. Nadezhda was born with a heart condition, rather than put her in a sanatorium they felt the best care for her was home. The day this sweet little girl was born Alexandra found she had a new job, and her number one goal is to do what is best for her. . . NO MATTER WHAT THE COST. Yuri lost his job at the center and now they are trying to pay bills, eat and make sure Nadezhda has her medicine.
When Nadezhda falls ill with pneumonia, they learn it has done some more damage to her heart. The medical care in Russia is hurting. Some of the many rules, you drop off the patient at the door and due to sanitation regulations there is no visitors. Its ran like a prison more than a hospital. You pay and bring in medicine that is required, which leaves several people to go without. Alexandra calls her oldest and dearest friend, Vladimir to help her get a specialist in to see Nadezhda, which only confirms that she needs to be transferred to a Cardo specialist in Moscow.
While Alexandra is scrambling to gather money to get to Moscow to petition the Ministry of Health, Yuri is still in doubt. How will they pay for this ??
Vladimir is under investigation with one FSB agent, Sergie Borisov. Vladimir is caught up in some underground business with the Iranians. When Alexandra gets caught up into this, she is torn on what side to run to. Who can she trust ??
I feel in love with this story ! This is a book of courage and shows what us mother's will do and what we will sacrifice for our children! Alexandra never gave up "hope", she was a fighter from the start to the finish! She knew her pipe dreams and her goals.
The author keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat from the first page to the very last sentence. I shed some tears in this one and really enjoyed learning some of the Russian history and customs. Its a wonderful read !