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The Wrong Child

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  86 Ratings  ·  10 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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Berkley (first published 2000)
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Vintage
Well done book about the drama and the pain of switched-a- birth daughters.

Not just fiction, but the story and characters relate and respond in realistic ways which made if very difficult for me to read at times as the emotional pain and simple confusion of how can this be my life resonated with certain characters more than others.

There is more than one manipulative, selfish, and self-centered woman in the mix, the h's mother and the wannabe ow, which were triggers for me and emotionally exhaus
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Sruthi
Well, this is a emotionally draining story.

Baby swapping-
Abbie discovers that her 11 yr old Kendell is not really her daughter, she is a single mother whose husband left her coz he didn't want children so he didn't want Abbie. She is afraid of loosing her daughter but she also wants to know her biological child so she contacts Logan anyway.

Logan is a widower, single father of 12yr Patrick and 11yr old Erin, his world resolves around his children. When he learns that his daughter is not his real
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Marsha  Haas
Mar 09, 2017 Marsha Haas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I wasn't ready for the book to be over.Such a good book.It sucks you in and you are surrounded by just the story.I wish there was a sequel to this book!I read it free from kindle unlimited but am going back to purchase it.I only re-read the very best.
Melissa
Aug 18, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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
Louise
Mar 19, 2009 Louise rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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
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Gail
Nov 01, 2011 Gail rated it really liked it
“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.
Maryann Fox
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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.
Tina
Feb 21, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
How would you handle it, if you were not given your child to take home from the hospital & didn't find out until later in life. It can be horrible or it can be okay. Depends on who you are & how you deal with things. This is a great book.
Patricia Snyder
Oct 26, 2016 Patricia Snyder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down

An easy read that included love and mystery. Felt like a treat to myself and one I would recommend. Good reading everyone
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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
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