Book review:

The Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang

I loved the Historical/Contemporary setting of this book. Regency England happens to be one of my favorite historical time periods.

The fact that the author has pulled from her own personal struggles with a child with Fragile X syndrome makes it a richer book. We can feel the hurt and disappointment in the characters when they discover their child will not live a “normal” life.

The book raises the question of whether to have children if you knew there was a small liklihood that they could possibly have a medical condition.

I highly recommend the book, especially to parents of children with disorders.