Jen Oh yes! This was a lengthy harlequin romance written by someone who knows about names of flowers, how to use a Peterson Guide to plants, how to identify the readiness of grapes and struggles for first-time mothers. A lot of readers think it had to do with forgiveness (not very believable in this story) and information about foster care in the US (hundreds of other authors have shared similar situational stories, so no new information here).
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[The end did wrap up in a nice bundle that makes us happy that everyone will be together. The happy ending is quite tidy. Given how emotionally wrought Victoria is and how many problems she has connecting with and loving others, this story could have easily ended with her not re-entering anyone's lives. That would probably have been more realistic. But as a reader, I was really hoping she would surmount the ultimate obstacle and choose trust and have faith in herself. (hide spoiler)]
The Bookish Gardener I didn't find this soap opera-ish. I found it sad and a believable for a child who grew up in foster homes and struggled to know how properly to care and love and how to even recognise those feelings in herself.