Terri Weinmann Friedlander
CHASING HER DESTINY
  1. CHASING HER DESTINY
Chasing Her Destiny is a story about hope, love, and adoption. 

It is a humorous, heartwarming account of a successful forty-something couple struggling to start their family. 

In 2012, Chasing Her Destiny was named a Finalist of the Eric Hoffer “First Horizon” Award!
 

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“Life has changed tremendously in the last hundred years. Where women used to dream only of marrying and having a family, now women can develop a career and decide themselves when is the best time to marry or to have children. However, life doesn’t always work out the way you plan.
Chasing Her Destiny is a well-written contemporary novel. The characterizations are realistic and visual. The pacing is superb with the reader feeling the empathy and triumphs along with the characters. The novel actual flows from one page to the next with a loving fluency for smoothness as each word becomes alive on each page.”

· The US Review of Books 

“Sherri barely heard a word of what followed. A new number! A new reality! Another possible baby she could call her own!"
“The road to motherhood is not always straightforward, and Friedlander takes her readers through every turn of the maze in this novel about a career woman trying everything to start a family. All her life, Sherri has been in control. She's got a high-powered career in communications. She bought her own house and even her own boat.
Unfortunately, when it comes to getting pregnant, Sherri can't control the outcome. Friedlander obviously knows the ins and outs of the adoption process, from the dedicated "baby phone" to meetings with stressed out birthmothers and unsympathetic lawyers. Sherri rides the emotional rollercoaster, and each time her hopes are dashed, she rises with a new optimism.”
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The consummate career girl, Sherri Richmond, has spent the last 17 years commuting to Manhattan before dawn and working late into the night to climb the corporate ladder.  Her demanding position as Director of Communications sends her around the world as she manages her staff and the egotistical partners of the world’s largest law firm.  Fiercely independent,
she finds little
time for a serious relationship until she is swept away by the dashing Kent Weber.  Suddenly in love and happily married, she begins thinking about a switch from the career track to the Mommy track.   Kent too begins to envy his friend's children as he jokes "I forgot to do something in my life.  I forgot to have kids."
 
The adventure begins with the tension-filled experiences of fluctuating sperm counts, overpriced infertility drugs and three in-vitro fertilization attempts with an expensive Manhattan doctor. 

 
The ultimate test of her career as well as their young marriage, Sherri and Kent ride the emotional roller coaster of infertility and adoption where they meet extraordinary women in the most unexpected places as they follow their dream of becoming a family.  Chasing Her Destiny is an inspirational journey 
of tenacity and hope, and the power of love and humanity.  Chasing Her Destiny touches our hearts with its bittersweet, zany escapades and a feel-good ending that proves anything can happen when you keep your sense of humor and follow your heart and your dreams.