One lucky winner will receive the paperback edition of Dare To Dream by Izzy Judd!
Dare to Dream is the personal story of Izzy Judd, her struggle to conceive with PCOS, her experience of IVF, her miscarriage and subsequent pregnancy (and I hope that by cantering through this description I am not exposing too many of the plot twists).
If you are like me, you fill your infertile days reading studies, absorbing information on nutrition, studying books by fertility experts and other scientific, factual works that encourage the reader to a) panic and then b) spend an inordinate amount of time and money making significant lifestyle changes. Doing all of that is really important, but it is also exhausting. Dare To Dream is the perfect book to read during a holiday away from the science and scare mongering. It is like chatting to an old friend about their experience of infertility and IVF. It is comforting, positive and above all, gentle. The literary equivalent of a good cup of tea and a warm hug. Perfect for a break and ideal for those frequent moments when you are of feeling overwhelmed.
My full review of the book is available here.
About the author
Izzy Judd was born into a musical family in 1984, and went on to study the violin at Chethams School of Music and The Royal Academy of Music. She was a member of electric string quartet Escala, who took part in Britain's Got Talent in 2008 and went on to release a top-ten album with Simon Cowell's label SYCO. Izzy married Harry Judd in 2012 after meeting on McFly's Wonderland tour, and they became parents to two children, Lola and Kit in 2016 and 2017. In 2017 Izzy published her honest and heartfelt memoir Dare to Dream: My Struggle to Become a Mum - A Story of Heartache and Hope with Transworld, charting her struggles with IVF, which went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller. Izzy has an active social media presence, with an ever-growing following of over 258,000 on Instagram.