On Tour 9/14/21-11/14/21 “He Gets That From Me” by Jacqueline Friedland


Release Date:
Sept. 14, 2021

About The Book:

As a young mother with a toddler and a live-in boyfriend, Maggie Fisher’s job at a checkout counter in downtown Phoenix doesn’t afford her much financial flexibility.She dreams of going to college and becoming a teacher, options she squandered when she fled her family home as a teenager. When Maggie stumbles onto an ad offering thousands of dollars to women who are willing to gestate other people’s babies, she at first finds the concept laughable. Before long, however, she’s been seduced by all the ways the extra money could improve her life. Once she decides to go for it, it’s only a matter of months before she’s chosen as a gestational carrier by Chip and Donovan Rigsdale, a married couple from New York.

After delivering twin babies and proudly handing them off to the Rigsdales, Maggie finally gets her life on a positive trajectory: she earns her degree, lands a great job, and builds a family of her own. She can’t fathom why, ten years after the fact, the fertility clinic is calling to ask for a follow-up DNA test.

High-energy and immensely readable, He Gets That from Me explores what it really means to be part of a family.

About The Author:

Jacqueline Friedland is the author of the award-winning novels Trouble the Water and That’s Not a Thing. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from NYU Law School. She practiced as an attorney in New York for a hot second before transitioning to writing full time. She lives in New York with her husband, four children, and two very bossy dogs. https://jacquelinefriedland.com/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacquelineFriedlandAuthor/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackiefriedland

Twitter: @jbfriedland 

Book Blurbs: 

“A heartfelt exploration of what it means to be a family, He Gets That From Me is a fascinating story of strength, humanity, love, and perseverance. This is one you won’t stop thinking about.”―Allison Winn Scotch, best-selling author of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing

“A piercing, mesmerizing look into the fragility and resiliency of the human experience . . . a bold page-turner that will leave you breathless with anticipation. With He Gets That From Me, Friedland invites you to ask yourself the questions you didn’t even know you needed to answer―about family, forgiveness, sacrifice, and love. An absolute home run.”―Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning author of Lemongrass Hope and I Know How This Ends

“Compulsively readable and ferociously insightful . . . He Gets That From Me cuts to the core of what it means to be family. An unforgettable book of our times.”―Jamie Brenner, author of The Forever Summer and Blush

“He Gets That from Me is a potent reminder that we can’t always choose what life hands us―but we can decide whether to rise to the occasion when faced with seemingly impossible choices. With expert plotting and unwavering empathy toward her characters, Jacqueline Friedland has written a novel as unexpected as it is riveting. I read it in a single sitting.”―Camille Pagán, best-selling author of This Won’t End Well

“He Gets That from Me takes on timeless questions about parenthood and our presumptions about birth, biology, and family. Describing a modern-day arrangement between two dads and a surrogate, the story opens our eyes to the many ways a family can be created while also telling a suspenseful narrative full of unexpected thrills that keep the reader wanting more. A moving story throughout, it ends with a twist that will leave you thinking about the book long after you’ve finished reading it.”

―Melissa Brisman, Esq., reproductive attorney

“Friedland has written characters who are so compelling and so lovable, and then she put them in the middle of such a suspenseful, entirely believable story of what can happen when modern-day technology complicates the most basic relationships between parents and a child. My heart was pounding as I read, far into the night. It’s a must-read.”―Maddie Dawson, best-selling author of Matchmaking for Beginners

“Jacqueline Friedland creates a host of complex characters in this nuanced, compelling exploration of what it really means to be a family, and why we should maybe think twice before heading to ancestry.com.”―Laura Hankin, author of Happy & You Know It and A Special Place for Women

Bloggers On Tour:

Sept. 14th- The Boozy Baking Bibliophile https://instagram.com/the_boozy_baking_bibliophile

Sept. 14th – She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Sept..14th- Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Sept. 14th – Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

Sept. 15th- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

Sept. 16th -Books Writing and More https://instagram.com/bookswritingandmore 

Sept. 17th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Sept 17th-The Salty Bookworm https://instagram.com/thesaltybookworm

Sept. 19th- Reading With Nicole https://instagram.com/reading_with_nicole

Sept. 20th – Reading With Remy https://instagram.com/readingwithremy

Sept. 20th- Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

Sept. 23rd- -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

Sept. 24th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Sept. 27th – Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks

Sept. 29th – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot

Oct. 1st- Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

Oct. 5th – Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Oct. 7th- Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com

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Oct 12th – Books and Bites Roc https://www.instagram.com/booksandbitesroc/

Oct. 14th -Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

Oct. 18th -Geaux Get Lit https://instagram.com/geauxgetlit

Oct. 20th – Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle

Oct. 20th – Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads 

Oct. 23rd – Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

Nov. 5th – We Break For Books https://instagram.com/webreakforbooks

Nov. 14th- Bookworm Struggles  https://instagram.com/bookworm.struggles

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