An earthquake didn’t break them. Old demons only tested and deepened their commitment. Even a four-year-old couldn’t tear them apart. Now Anna and Lily Kaklis embrace a new adventure: adding to their family.
As usual, the timing couldn’t be better. Lily’s only involved in the most important case of her career, and Anna’s struggling to keep her auto empire above water in the sinking economy. It’ll be easy to fit in trips to the fertility clinic, right?
What Anna knows is she’s no longer afraid of parenting and their adopted son Andy deserves siblings…whether he thinks so or not. But when Lily’s pregnancy faces complications, it’s a tumultuous journey as they test their understanding of love in brand new ways.
In this fourth book of the award-winning The Shaken Series, Lambda Literary Award winner KG MacGregor continues the compelling tale of two women who discover that real love has no limitations.
GCLS Goldie Awards
Mother Load - Finalist, Lesbian General/Dramatic Fiction
Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice
Mother Load - Top 5 Reader Favorite, Lesbian General Fiction
Just About Write
R Lynne - February 2011: Mother Load is rich in the details of the large extended Kaklis family, and in showing the deep love and support Anna and Lily have for each other. Fans of the Shaken Series, as well as new readers, will enjoy this story of two lesbians trying to join the 'gayby' boom
Anna Furtado - December 2010: Reading Mother Load is like catching up with old friends. Those who have read the previous installments of this series will know the main characters' histories, with all the joys and complexities they've encountered along the way. Those who read Mother Load without having read the earlier installments of the series will be able to enjoy it as a stand-alone tale. Either way, as we journey with Anna and Lily into this new phase of their lives, we'll find a maturity and deepening of their relationship. MacGregor gives us a captivating story and pulls us along through page after page of events to find out what happens next in this family tale of love and hope and of the things in life that really matter.
December 2010: This is a well-told tale of love -- between spouses, between mothers and son, and between extended family members... MacGregor is a talented writer who doesn't hold back on the trials and tribulations of being pregnant.
Fantastic!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book in all its excitement and tenderness. KG MacGregor delivers (unintentional pun) yet another wonderful chapter in the lives of Anna and Lily, complete with love, laughter, and heart warming/wrenching moments. The depth she brings to these characters, including secondary characters like Kim and Hal, is amazing. I certainly hope she revisits Anna and Lily for years to come.