Publisher: Atria Books
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.
Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.
Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him.
But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.
Kritters Thoughts: Three women who are interwoven in this book and some don't know the connections that exist between them, one knows all of the details, good and bad. Tia, had an affair with a married man and when she became pregnant he ran for the door. Juliette is married to this cheating man, but only knows bits and pieces of the full story. Caroline is the adoptive mother of the child and may be the most clueless of the bunch, of the story and of herself and her own true happiness.
Each woman is given the chance to tell her story and help move the story along - this I absolutely loved. The author gave the reader the chance to fall in love with all three women. What happily surprised me was the few chapters that Nathan was able to narrate towards the end, it was perfect to hear from him in that moment, but not previously. Character growth was a huge thing in this book and I think this author did such a fine job of showing growth, but not anything that would exceed any of the character's true instincts and self.
I will be raving about this book the entire year. It is crazy to say in January, that this book could end up on my top list already for 2013!
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Ebook 2013 Challenge: 4 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
The tour schedule:
Tuesday, February 12th: Lit and Life
Wednesday, February 13th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, February 14th: A Novel Review
Monday, February 18th: 5 Minutes For Books
Tuesday, February 19th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Wednesday, February 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, February 21st: The Book Bag
Monday, February 25th: Drey’s Library
Tuesday, February 26th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Wednesday, February 27th: Stephany Writes
Thursday, February 28th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Monday, March 4th: Becca’s Byline
Tuesday, March 5th: Proud Book Nerd
Wednesday, March 6th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, March 7th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, March 12th: A Patchwork of Books
Wednesday, March 13th: Dreaming in Books
Thursday, March 14th: BookNAround