• by Kelle Hampton
  • Narrated by Kelle Hampton
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky....
From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second child, they were ecstatic. But when their new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her sister, Lainey, had at birth. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome - a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift.
With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes listeners on a wondrous journey through Nella's first year of life - a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes.


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Customer Reviews

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thank you for opening up with the truth ...and a great life that hit a few struggles
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- Melissa

Beautifully written!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love how this book is written. So descriptive with raw emotion. I cried page after page.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kelle was my favorite character. I love that she shared something so personal and emotional. After experiencing a similar situation I went throughout debilitating depression, Kelle was able to put in to words how I felt. It was a very cathartic read.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think that the book is perfectly named. "Finding beauty in the unexpected"

Any additional comments?

I loved the narrator! Beautiful book and beautifully read. Some narrators have voices that you just can't stand. Kelle has a nice voice and she reads the book with pure love and emotion. I cannot recommend this book enough!

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- perkimom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio