Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Goodreads: A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.
One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.
Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…
Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…
Ope’s Opinion: Kristy Woodson Harvey has written the two voice in this book very distinctly. Even if there were not titles of who is talking at the beginning of each chapter, you would know whose voice you were reading.
These two woman have a unique relationship before Carolina becomes a part of their lives. It was very interesting to see adoption from both mothers perspectives. This is the most precious adoption story I have ever read. All the characters in this book did a lot of growing up.
The quote from the book ” You can never have too many people love you.” is what I used to tell my children as they were growing up.
I would definitely read another book by Kristy Woodson Harvey.
Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.