Author: Robin Wells
Source: A gift from my daughter Kristi
Goodreads: Quinn never expected that her best friend’s courageous decision to be a single mother by choice would end up transforming her own life in this poignant novel from USA Today bestselling author Robin Wells.
When Quinn Langston’s best friend unexpectedly passes away, Quinn embraces Brooke’s three-year-old daughter Lily and elderly grandmother Margaret as the family she’s always wanted. She’ll do whatever it takes to help them heal, but she didn’t anticipate Lily’s biological father would be part of the plan. Margaret is old-fashioned, though, and she has no compunction about finding a way to reach Lily’s dad, a sperm donor. After all, he’s a blood relative, and she believes family should raise family.
Zack Bradley doesn’t know what to expect when he finds out he has a child. Sperm donors don’t usually get to meet their…well, he’s not sure what to call Lily yet, but he’s certain he wants to get to know her. There’s just one of problem: he’s about to move to Seattle with his wife, Jessica, who’s undergone multiple infertility treatments, desperately wants a family of her own and can’t stand the idea of Zack playing daddy to another woman’s child.
Together, they’ll all learn that the human heart is infinitely expandable and there are many different roads to family.
Ope’s Opinion: This book was a very original story line that I throughly enjoyed. I liked all the different perspectives that moved the story along really well. This book makes you reevaluate what makes a family and how is it created.
A large part of the book is about infertility, sperm donors, and single parenthood. If these are difficult subjects for you as a reader – you may want to pass on this one. If not, you will enjoy this book. There is romance in the book, but it is not the focus of most of the story. The end was exactly what I wanted.
This book made me want to read her other book on my shelf.