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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
What would you do if you discovered that your beloved child wasn't yours at all? Patricia Kay presents a compelling, tender story of a bond that is stronger than blood--and of the difficult choices that can only be with the heart...

With her jet-black hair, outgoing personality, and boundless confidence, eleven-year-old Kendall Bernard is everything her mother, Abbie, is no...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Berkley (first published 2000)
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Louise
I found this novel more "edge of your seat" than romance.

From back cover:

"What would you do if you discovered that your beloved child wasn't yours at all?

With her jet-black hair, outgoing personality, and boundless confidence, eleven-year-old Kendall Bernard is everything her mother, Abbie, is not. A shy, self-conscious single mom, Abbie has always marveled at the fact that she and her daughter are so different. But when she discovers that she is not Kendall's biological mother-that she was give...more
Melissa
This book moved me. I was frustrated and at times wanting to desperately throw my device I was currently reading on because I got crazy pissed of the lack of communication. Why no one could just talk was a big frustration of this story. But I gathered that was the lead up to the revealing later. I was immensely frustrated with Erin the other daughter that was switched with Kendall. I would have thought the one to really lose out would have been Kendall, but Erin being very similar to her mother...more
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Debi
This was a great book about children that were mistakenly switched at birth and years later, when it is discovered, the mother tries to find her biological child. Great story!

I wasn't sure if I would like this book as I'm not a big fan of romances. But the premise for the book intrigued me so I wanted to give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did! This was a wonderful book! A mother discovers that her daughter and another girl were switched at birth, so her daughter is not her biological child. At this...more
Gail
“Ripped from the headlines”—hero and heroine’s daughters were switched at birth, and when they’re eleven, one daughter has to have bloodwork done and the heroine discovers that the daughter she’s raised for 11 years isn’t hers. She investigates, finds the daughter who is hers living in the same city, she’s divorced, he’s widowed, they’re free—and then things get complicated. Lots and lots of complications, but believable ones, along with a conniving sister-in-law. Interesting story, good read.
Mary  (Biblophile)
This was a quick, easy read. The ending was a little too pat to suit me, but still a good story.

Sure makes you wonder what you would do if you found out the child you thought was yours really belonged to someone else.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

This author also writes under the name Ann Patrick and Trisha Alexander

Patricia Ann Kay was born on 7 March 1937 in a small town in northeastern Ohio, USA, where she raised along with three younger sisters. She considers herself a very lucky woman. The family didn’t have a...more
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