Kelle Hampton, author of Bloom, on tour April 2013

Posted By on March 27, 2013

BloomAbout Bloom

• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 2, 2013)

There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky . . .

From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second child, they were ecstatic. But when their new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her sister, Lainey, had at birth. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome—a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift.

With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella’s first year of life—a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes.

Kelle HamptonAbout Kelle Hampton

Writer and photographer Kelle Hampton chronicles the simple joys of motherhood and daily life on her popular blog, Enjoying the Small Things. An advocate for individuals with Down syndrome, she has been honored by both the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), receiving the NDSC National Media Award in 2010. Kelle lives in Naples, Florida, with her husband, Brett; their three children, Lainey, Nella, and Dashel; and her stepsons, Austyn and Brandyn.

Read Kelle’s blog, Enjoying the Small Things. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Kelle’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 2nd: Book Club Classics!

Wednesday, April 3rd: Tina’s Book Reviews

Thursday, April 4th: Lavish Bookshelf

Monday, April 8th: 5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday, April 9th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Wednesday, April 10th: From L.A. to LA

Thursday, April 11th: A Patchwork of Books

Monday, April 15th: The Well-Read Wife

Wednesday, April 17th: The Betty and Boo Chronicles

Saturday, April 20th: Words of His Heart

Saturday, April 20th: Simeon’s Trail

Sunday, April 21st: Unringing the bell

Monday, April 22nd: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, April 23rd: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Thursday, April 25th: Suko’s Notebook

Tuesday, April 30th: Momma Jorje

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