The Farm

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Farm
  • Joanne Ramos
  • 10 January 2017
  • 1984853759

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The Farm Nestled in the Hudson Valley is a sumptuous retreat boasting every amenity organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages and all of it for free In fact, you get paid big moneythan you ve ever dreamed of to spend a few seasons in this luxurious locale The catch For nine months, you belong to the Farm You cannot leave the grounds your every move is monitored Your former life will seem a world away as you dedicate yourself to the all consuming task of producing the perfect baby for your berwealthy clients.Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines and a struggling single mother, is thrilled to make it through the highly competitive Host selection process at the Farm But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her own young daughter s well being, Jane grows desperate to reconnect with her life outside Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life changing fee she ll receive on delivery or worse.Heartbreaking, suspenseful, provocative, The Farm pushes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit to the extremes, and raises crucial questions about the trade offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. Best Read [ The Farm ] By [ Joanne Ramos ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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14 thoughts on “The Farm

  1. Brandice says:

    The Farm is a story about women serving as surrogates hosts for wealthy clients at Golden Oaks, a private estate in New York The host selection process is intense and competitive, but offers a large financial reward for those selected who do not breach the strict terms of their contract The story predominately focuses on Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, who makes the difficult decision to serve as a host in order to help provide a better life for her young daughter Amalia Jane s old The Farm is a story about women serving as surrogates hosts for wealthy clients at Golden Oaks, a private estate in New York The host selection process is intense and competitive, but offers a large financial reward for those selected who do not breach the strict terms of their contract The story predominately focuses on Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, who makes the difficult decision to serve as a host in order to help provide a better life for her young daughter Amalia Jane s older cousin Ate, other hosts at the farm, and Mae, Golden Oaks Director of Operations, are secondary characters in the story The book is focused on class and privilege, highlighted by the various decisions different characters make or have the options to make depending on their own personal motivations The premise of The Farm was interesting, yet the execution was average The ending was a bit unrealistic I kept hoping the story would pick up and get better but it jus...

  2. Felicia says:

    The Farm is a place where women especially immigrants go to serve as surrogates for wealthy families while living in spa like surroundings These women are handsomely paid for their services making it a win win for both parties.Oh man this could have been such a great book If you dive into this book thinking you re getting a nightmarish Handmaid s Tale ish take on a baby harvesting farm then you re going to be disappointed.This is a story about class and privilege and the disparity between th The Farm is a place where women especially immigrants go to serve as surrogates for wealthy families while living in spa like surroundings These women are handsomely paid for their services making it a win win for both parties.Oh man this could have been such a great book If you dive into this book thinking you re getting a nightmarish Handmaid s Tale ish take on a baby harvesting farm then you re going to be disappointed.This is a story about class and privilege and the disparity between the high and low ends of the spectrum The wealthy achieving their goals on the back of those less fortunate has always been the way in America and this story gives a unique take on that trut...

  3. Elyse Walters says:

    The Farm called Golden Oaks , is a surrogacy Farm Women are impregnated with sperm to host a child Most of the host women are black Caribbean immigrant women They need jobs the money is good The clients are wealthy and white It s an intriguing story but the writing often felt motionless and toneless I kept wanting to add some Technicolor Jane, who left her own baby behind , Lisa, feisty rebel of the bunch , and Reagan are all hosts on the farm Each went through intensive The Farm called Golden Oaks , is a surrogacy Farm Women are impregnated with sperm to host a child Most of the host women are black Caribbean immigrant women They need jobs the money is good The clients are wealthy and white It s an intriguing story but the writing often felt motionless and toneless I kept wanting to add some Technicolor Jane, who left her own baby behind , Lisa, feisty rebel of the bunch , and Reagan are all hosts on the farm Each went through intensive vetting before they were selected Other main characters are Ate, too old to be a host mother but had been a master Nanny Queen in her prime , and Mae Ms Wealthy...

  4. Nadia says:

    This was an ok read, but could have been even better The Farm is a place where young women are recruited to become surrogate mothers for wealthy clients The recruits are watched at all times, even their emails are monitored, they have a prescribed diet and an exercise plan they have to adhere to Motivated by the hefty cash bonus paid upon baby delivery, Jane, a single mother from the Philippines, signs up Jane doesn t mind being at the Farm at first but soon starts missing her little daughte This was an ok read, but could have been even better The Farm is a place where young women are recruited to become surrogate mothers for wealthy clients The recruits are watched at all times, even their emails are monitored, they have a prescribed diet and an exercise plan they have to adhere to Motivated by the hefty cash bonus paid upon baby delivery, Jane, a single mother from the Philippines, signs up Jane doesn t mind being at the Farm at first but soon starts missing her little daughter who is less than a year old and was left behind to be looked after by Jane s cousin What the book does well is highlighting the economic disparity between rich and poor, the struggles of immigrants and ethnic minorities and their financial motivation to join the Farm I also appreciated the insight into the lives of Filipino women living in the US However, one of the problems I had with this book wa...

  5. Cheri says:

    2.5 Meh StarsA bit predictable, one dimensional, the only thing that wasn t flat for me is the image on the cover The ending is oddly disconnected to the rest of the book, as though there s an entire thought process or some key information missing That being said, I do think that this will likely be commercially successful because it seems to promise so muchIf you re thinking this is some sci fi or dystopian story, it s not If you re thinking of reading this with some idea that this 2.5 Meh StarsA bit predictable, one dimensional, the only thing that wasn t flat for me is the image on the cover The ending is oddly disconnected to the rest of the book, as though there s an entire thought process or some key information missing That being said, I do think that this will likely be commercially successful because it seems to promise so muchIf you re thinking this is some sci fi or dystopian story, it s not If you re thinking of reading this with some idea that this is about women or couples or gay couples so desperate to have a baby or babies that they hire a surrogate to do the physical labor for them, that s closer to the truth, but even there I felt the story fell flat, and felt untrue If you re thinking it s about poor women, perhaps especially immigrants, who choose to carry another s child through gestation for financial rewards, it is but it sabout those who prey on those weak enou...

  6. Jennifer Blankfein says:

    Follow my reviews on of The Farm and Q A with Joanne RamosWhat could be better than living on sprawling beautiful property in the country, healthy food being served to you, fresh air and exercise, massages and pampering, and a generous, life changing paycheck, while all your needs are being met The catch you must stay on the premises and be separated from your family and friends for nine months while you are pregnant with a baby that doesn t bel Follow my reviews on of The Farm and Q A with Joanne RamosWhat could be better than living on sprawling beautiful property in the country, healthy food being served to you, fresh air and exercise, massages and pampering, and a generous, life changing paycheck, while all your needs are being met The catch you must stay on the premises and be separated from your family and friends for nine months while you are pregnant with a baby that doesn t belong to you.In this stunning debut novel, The Farm, female centric and slightly dystopian will be appealing to fans of The Handmaid s Tale , author Joanne Ramos creates Golden Oaks, a secluded, country club atmosphere in Hudson Valley, NY where mostly foreign women are bearing children for elite clients who are not able to get pregnant or who choose not to.Jane, a young, single Filipina mom with an infant, no husband and no secure place to live, decides to leave her own baby with her cousin, Ate, and take a job at Golden Oaks, where she will make enough money to better her l...

  7. Travel.with.a.book says:

    The Farm is a very interesting and unique book and Joanne is very talented, the topics within the book are very delicate and so well written within these pages The Farm is a place where young women are recruited to become surrogate mothers for wealthy clients Their life is somehow managed by the owners of the Farm and the orders are very strict Jane is a single mother from Philippines, she sings up at the Farm and the things are very interesting to read after this part.The Farm explores so m The Farm is a very interesting and unique book and Joanne is very talented, the topics within the book are very delicate and so well written within these pages The Farm is a place where young women are recruited to become surrogate mothers for wealthy clients Their life is somehow managed by the owners of the Farm and the orders are very strict Jane is a single mother from Philippines, she sings up at the Farm and the things are very interesting to read after this part.The Farm explores so many interesting things, starting with the race, different cultures and Ramos is very magnificent when it comes to emotional parts, I really felt for Jane when she starts to miss her daughter after spending time in the Farm The story follows and three other women, Mae is a cooperative executive she is really ambitious in her work Ate Evelyn who is also from Philippine she...

  8. Selena says:

    I received a free e copy of The Farm by Joanne Ramos from NetGalley for my honest review I was so excited to get a copy of this book It sounded like it was going to be a good, thrilling, dystopian type of book Unfortunately it fell flat for me The Farm is an interesting read about a resort for surrogate mothers of very wealthy clients The book is told from the perspective of four different women The first is the creator president of The Farm, two others are surrogates, and the last one is I received a free e copy of The Farm by Joanne Ramos from NetGalley for my honest review I was so excited to get a copy of this book It sounded like it was going to be a good, thrilling, dystopian type of book Unfortunately it fell flat for me The Farm is an interesting read about a resort for surrogate mothers of very wealthy clients The book is told from the perspective of four different women The first is the creator pre...

  9. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Would you be willing to give up your life for a few seasons A relationship, family, education What if you could spend up to nine months at a gorgeous locale with all of your needs cared for by a devoted team Well, some women make this very decision to become Hosts for those who need surrogates They become temporary guests at The Farm, called Golden Oaks Mostly immigrant women are involved here and have very little choice when it comes to this difficult decision Among these women we meet Ja Would you be willing to give up your life for a few seasons A relationship, family, education What if you could spend up to nine months at a gorgeous locale with all of your needs cared for by a devoted team Well, some women make this very decision to become Hosts for those who need surrogates They become temporary guests at The Farm, called Golden Oaks Mostly immigrant women are involved here and have very little choice when it comes to this difficult decision Among these women we meet Jane She was a struggling single mother with an excellent job as a baby nurse Due to extreme circumstances, Jane is forced to find other employment because of an unfortunate event at her most recent job, With another baby nurse, her cousin Ate, ...

  10. Navidad Thélamour says:

    Review to come

  11. Jessica Woodbury says:

    Let s start off with some important clarifications this isn t women s fiction that weird category that just means books about women doing things women do that we expect women will read If I were going to put it in a genre I would choose Horror That may sound strange, but Horror is less about what happens in a book or about genre at all, you may say andabout the feelings a book creates This is a book full of tension I was stressed out most of the time I was reading it Casual detai Let s start off with some important clarifications this isn t women s fiction that weird category that just means books about women doing things women do that we expect women will read If I were going to put it in a genre I would choose Horror That may sound strange, but Horror is less about what happens in a book or about genre at all, you may say andabout the feelings a book creates This is a book full of tension I was stressed out most of the time I was reading it Casual details would make me gasp in alarm The premise of this book isn t just satire or cultural commentary though it is both of those as well , it s body horror The Farm is a place where being a surrogate isn t just loaning your womb to someone in need, it s a place where your entire body is now under corporate control And if that isn t a terrifying topic worthy of a horror novel,...

  12. ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ says:

    The concept was SO interesting kudos to the author for that I had high hopes for this novel and I wasn t disappointed The author s writing style was wonderful and really pulled me in The dialogue was easy to follow and the subject matter was interesting and very serious Women deal with body image and infertility issues all the time.The Farm is a brilliant novel, working on multiple levels, personally, politically, and everything in between Joanne Ramos is one of those original writers who The concept was SO interesting kudos to the author for that I had high hopes for this novel and I wasn t disappointed The author s writing style was wonderful and really pulled me in The dialogue was easy to follow and the subject matter was interesting and very serious Women deal with body image and infertility issues all the time.The Farm is a brilliant novel, working on multiple levels, personally, politically, and everything in between Joanne Ramos is one of those original writers whose sharp wit, insight and artistry is boiled down to such amazing lines that I was riveted throughout How often do we get to read about wo...

  13. Jessie says:

    The book, about women and their relationship to a surrogacy farm for the ultra wealthy, doesn t deliver on what I thought would be a thriller based on the book s description, but rather, hits on lots of topics relevant in our global world full of racial and economic inequity For me, the book was about Jane, a young Filipina woman working caregiving jobs, her infant daughter Amelia, and her auntie Ate Evelyn always hustling to make a life for her kids living back home who she hasn t seen for d The book, about women and their relationship to a surrogacy farm for the ultra wealthy, doesn t deliver on what I thought would be a thriller based on the book s description, but rather, hits on lots of topics relevant in our global world full of racial and economic inequity For me, the book was about Jane, a young Filipina woman working caregiving jobs, her infant daughter Amelia, and her auntie Ate Evelyn always hustling to make a life for her kids living back home who she hasn t seen for decades Jane winds up at the farm where she meets a couple of white ladies who experience even surrogacy in a way much different from her The other really strong character for me is Mae, the mixed race mastermind behind the farm, ...

  14. Jenna Bookish says:

    My thanks to Random House NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher The synopsis for The Farm may have you expecting a dystopian novel of sorts, but the reality of the book is a lot closer to the real world than that The Farm is less about government control run amok la Handmaid s Tale than it is about blurry lines of consent surrounding bodily autonomy No one forces the women in thi My thanks to Random House NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher The synopsis for The Farm may have you expecting a dystopian novel of sorts, but the reality of the book is a lot closer to the real world than that The Farm is less about government control run amok la Handmaid s Tale than it is about blurry lines of consent surrounding bodily autonomy No one forces the women in this book to go to the Farm to carry someone else s baby, and they are paid quite handsomely for their troubles But Ramos clearly wants the reader to ask which women had meaningful alternatives on the table and which did not Entering a contract with Golden Oaks involves handing over all of one s own agency for the duration of the pregnancy The women may be pampered at the Farm, but they sign an NDA, are unable to leave the premises, their internet activity i...