From the acclaimed author of When You Go Away and The Matter of Grace—a novel about letting go of expectations and finding unexpected joy…
At twenty-eight, Avery Taconi has everything in life planned out—and everything is falling right into place. She has the career of her dreams, a husband she adores, and a beautiful suburban California home. She has all she ever wanted except for one small thing…a baby. And after two years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, hope is running thin.
Then her husband, Dan, discovers he has a ten-year-old son he never knew about. With the boy’s mother now deceased, Dan is the new rightful guardian. He’s anxious to bring his son into their life. But for Avery, this child is a constant reminder of her own inability to conceive—and of Dan’s secret past, a sordid life she knew nothing about until now. This is not the man she fell in love with. And this is not a part of the life she’s mapped out. Only when Avery is able to open her heart to all of life’s possibilities will she truly appreciate her imperfect, unexpected family for what it truly is: a perfect blessing.
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