I was excited to find The Farm by Joanne Ramos in the Express Checkout section (sadly I also found 8 other books there from my list, so there has been a compulsion to read, but it’s also a busy time of year). However, while the first two-thirds were good, I hit a wall and slogged slowly through the last third. It’s about the women who run or live at “Golden Oaks” a home for surrogates who are paid a great deal to carry women’s babies. While the surrogates are led to believe that they are carrying for women who cannot conceive or carry babies to term, in fact, it is often for women who simply don’t want to disrupt their careers or bodies by carrying their own babies. I was disappointed in this read. While the topic was interesting, it didn’t live up to the hype.