By Jacquelyn Mitchard
A negative twist of fate has left little Keefer orphaned yet now not undesirable. Devastated by means of his loved sister's tragic dying, twenty-four-year-old bachelor Gordon McKenna assumes that he'll be entrusted with elevating his niece, whom he has grown super just about over the few helpful months of Keefer's lifestyles. however the kid's paternal grandparents have diverse ideas—and a fierce criminal conflict ensues that would try out the skill and obstacles of kin love repeatedly . . . and nobody will emerge from it unscathed or unchanged. Jacquelyn Mitchard, whose strong, emotionally wealthy novels have gained resounding serious acclaim and a large, enthusiastic viewers all over the world, brings us a hovering, heartbreaking, and unforgettable story of affection and the bonds that unite us all.
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She scanned the counters again. “Look at all this food. Who’s going to eat it? I’m glad I don’t have to. I don’t ever have to eat again if I don’t want to. ” “Yes, you do, Lor,” Mark said. “No, I don’t,” Lorraine answered. ” “I don’t eat cake,” he said. Gordie, Nora thought, was a health nut. “Well, someone will eat it. Maybe Mike or Matt. Maybe cousin Delia. ” Mark chided. “Well, it’s just so . . isn’t it? It’s disrespectful. ” “It’s what people do,” Mark said softly. “All I meant was,” Gordon began again, “if you just think about it the way it really is, if she would have died at home, it would have been better for us, but not for her.
Nor would he call his Aunt Nora. She was as brave as a bear, but for all her homespun daffiness Gordon could never quite believe that the same twentieth century that had produced his own parents had also produced Aunt Nora. Nora had told Gordon not long ago she didn’t need to know all the whys and wherefores, that she would ask Georgia about it someday, in heaven. But heaven, Gordon thought, as he carefully parked his car a prudent distance up on the dry shoulder of the road, had been only a concept when Nora made that statement.
This was normal, was probably a kind of hypotensive shock. Fear, he reminded himself, was, like anything else, only a thought. Hadn’t he mastered that a year ago, when they’d learned that Georgia, Gordon’s only sister, just twenty-six years old, a triumphant wife and exultant new mother, had cancer, stage four, Do-Not-Pass-Go cancer? Hadn’t he watched her suffer an endless year of days, mourned and mopped and propped and wished for her release and flogged himself for the wishing? It was over. She had been released.