Sunday, October 6
Almost Always by Bobbi Reed
Here’s the way Eva sees it: if John is so concerned about her butting into strangers' lives, he shouldn’t leave her sitting at a table in Bob Evans with nothing to occupy her time . . .
Enter Cecelia—a pregnant teenager who needs a family for her baby. Fate has placed her at the table behind Eva and John.
Now Eva has a chance—a chance to give her daughter, Shelly, the one thing Shelly desperately wants.
But nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Because sometimes daughters are not born to us—they are gifted by desperate teenagers—or seated behind us at Bob Evans . . .
Eva is a middle-aged, proper suburban wife. She wants to be a grandmother more than anything else in the world. Her daughter and son-in-law have not been able to have a child of their own, and numerous attempts at adoption have ended in disappointment.
Eva loves to take care of things, and she just wants to see everyone happy. She sometimes gets so involved in the lives of others, that some might even resent her interference. When she overhears a conversation in a restaurant, she can't help but step in. She thinks she has found the perfect solution to make all her dreams (and her daughter's dreams) finally come true.
I could totally relate to much of what Eva was experiencing. I also have a mid-30's daughter and son-in-love who desperately want a baby. This book made me take a hard look at my own feelings. Would I follow in Eva's footsteps if put in a similar situation?
We want the best for our children, and will do almost anything to ensure they are happy. Eva learned some very hard lessons along the way.
Almost Always is a fascinating tale that captured my attention from the start. It is filled with realistic and loveable characters who have wishes and dreams and most importantly ... they have flaws, just like the rest of us.
I highly recommend this one!
Disclosure: Ebook received courtesy of the author in exchange for my honest review.