Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lakeside Family

Title: Lakeside Family
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: July 31st 2012
Author: Lisa Jordan
Received From: NetGalley

Lakeside Family

In the space of a minute, Nick Brennan learns he has a nine-year-old daughter—and that she desperately needs his help. All this time, his high school sweetheart, single mother Josie Peretti, thought he knew about their child. And that he just didn't care. About the ill little girl—or Josie, the woman he's never forgotten. But Nick made a long-ago promise never to forsake his family the way his father did. A promise he vows to make good on now…if only Josie will bless him with a second chance

Families are a group of people filled with love, and watching this a bit unconventional family come together was a real joy. We are first introduced to Josie a mother first and foremost and a single woman trying to run a business and keep herself afloat. Josie's daughter Hannah is sick and needs a bone marrow transplant, when she finds that neither she nor any of her family is a match she must seek out Nick, Hannah's father. Going to find Nick is a true selfless act on Josie's part as to her knowledge Nick is aware of the daughter they share and has never had any interest in knowing or being a part of her life. But the surprises just keep coming when Nick is told of his daughter he had no idea. The messenger Josie expected to share the news took it to her grave! 

Together and separately these three people must form something. Relationships need to be build and repaired and ultimately they need to know if nick can save Hannah's life. While not every moment of a situation like this is built on fun, I see many things in this story that bring me to the life of this small family. Watching them grow, change, accept and move forward with a peace that i wish I would find if ever in this situation!


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