When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames--she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy's adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.
Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he's ever loved.
In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth--both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others--takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.
My thoughts: Oh my word, this story was so good! I loved how it goes back and forth between the past and the present to seamlessly tie the story together. The pacing was excellent, and I loved the bigger picture that came together. While there are it's heartbreaking moments, I thought that they made the story all the more realistic. This was such a beautiful reminder of our calling as Christians to step out of our comfort zones to invest in others, regardless of their appearances. This story challenged me in that aspect.
I highly recommend this one!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. This is my honest review.
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