An Unexpected Family

An Unexpected Family

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Can an old betrayal turn into a brandnew beginning? National bestselling author Joan Medlicott pens a heartwarming tale of a family found.

Widowed Amelia always portrayed her marriage to Thomas Declose as complete perfection. They lived in Paris and entertained widely for a glittering crowd; only the tragic loss of their little girl marred what appeared an ideal existence. So when Miriam Smith arrives with her daughter Sadie on Amelia's doorstep in a snowstorm, claiming to be the illegitimate child of the long-dead Thomas, Amelia reacts with shock and fury. Could Thomas possibly have had a secret life he hid from her -- a life that would have made their marriage vows a lie?

Rebuffing the wise counsel of her housemates, Grace and Hannah, Amelia dismisses the possibility of a family of her own and buries herself in the pain of betrayal and humiliation. Little Sadie is the spitting image of Amelia's own lost daughter, though, and she cannot help taking mother and child into her heart. But danger stalks Miriam, and it looks as if Amelia might lose this family, too. When Mother's Day arrives, will she be left with empty arms...or with her deepest longings fulfilled?

This beautiful tale of mothers and daughters is an enchanting addition to Joan Medlicott's USA Today bestselling Covington books.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2007
Edition: Pocket Books trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781416524564
1416524568
Branch Call Number: FIC Medli
Characteristics: vii, 191 p. : map

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gvlee
Apr 01, 2013

Intriguing premise, horrible execution. The author uses the various characters to deliver long speeches on the author's philosophies of life. Because of this, the dialogue between characters in no way resembles real conversations. The writing is corny. All the males are either heartless brutes or perfect saints. Do yourself a favour and check out a different book.

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Sylvia
Mar 28, 2008

Easy read

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