- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Corgyn Publishing (January 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988650193
- ISBN-13: 978-0988650190
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,547,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The narrative hinges on the psychological implications of a sense of family belonging. Leisa, as a child protective services caseworker, becomes completely involved in the situation of Mariella, a little girl who was picked up by the police after her mother died of a drug overdose. Leisa, an adopted child herself (though she is now orphaned as both her adoptive parents have died) feels a strong pull towards Mariella, but her spouse Nan seems to be completely opposed to having children, and in any case, their trusting 10-year relationship is suffering extreme stress. To avoid being a spoiler, I won't go into any more detail with the plot, except to say that it is nuanced and very well worked out, as the couple faces and surmounts numerous challenges. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I rated it 5 because it went beyond the "jump your bones" romance to a gut wrenching story of loss of family, self, and facades to truthful healing and growing into more...