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A Child Changes Everything
by Stella Maclean (Goodreads Author)
What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie? First the birth mother you believed was dead is, in fact, alive. Then you discover you have a three-year-old niece who needs you.For Lisa Clarke it means making herself into a new woman. A woman who's willing to turn her life upside down to take in a child--even though she has limited skills in the parenting ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Harlequin
(first published January 1st 2010)
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I liked the conflict in this book, though I may be a bit biased as the characters are similar to my husband and I. My biggest complaint is the author sort of beats you over the head with their issues in case you didn't get it. Overall, though, the story is well-developed and believable.
This was a great book!! To be honest, it felt like the author knew my story. It starts out with an adopted daughter who finds her birth mother, (same here) learns she has a sister, (same here) and a niece. (same here!) I'm not sure if I liked this book because I could relate to how Lisa felt or if it was just written really good. Probably both.
This was heavy on exposition which wasn't overly engaging. I skimmed ahead however the resolution of what was happening with the child in this book was a bit disappointing as it was not what I expected. It felt like the child was merely a plot device in the end.
I fell in love with reading at a very early age, mostly because my mother was a school teacher and she insisted that my sisters and I be able to read really well. It wasn't until a career change that I was able to embrace my joy of writing. I'm happiest when I'm writing. I will always write. I can't help myself. The stories in my head have to reach the page, regardless of how commercial or marketa ...moreMore about Stella Maclean...