AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Science raises questions only love can answer in this moving and thought-provoking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “heart-tugging and emotional” (Romantic Times Book Reviews) life-changing fiction.
One frozen embryo. Two families with life-long secrets. And a guy who never planned to fall in love again.
Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Then a total stranger confronts Maddie with the truth and tells her something else that rocks her world—Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Betrayed, angry, and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiancé, rejects her family’s requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is.
Dawson Gage’s life was destroyed when London Quinn, his best friend and the only girl he ever loved, is killed. In the hospital waiting room, London’s mother reveals that London might have had a sibling. The frozen embryo she and her husband donated decades ago. When Dawson finds Maddie and brings her to Portland, the Quinns—her biological parents—welcome her into their lives and hearts. Maddie is comforted by the Quinns’ love and intrigued by their memories of London, who was so much like her. Is this the family and the life she was really meant to have?
Now it will take the love of Dawson Gage to help Maddie know who she is...and to help her find her way home.
Kingsbury (Two Weeks) explores what it means to be family in this charming inspirational. After Dawson Gage's girlfriend, London, dies in an accident, London's grief-stricken mother tells Dawson she had donated a number of embryos years before, one of which was carried to term through an embryo transplant. Dawson then sets out to find the sister London never knew she had. Maddie West had no idea that she was the result of an embryo donation until Dawson shows up at her workplace in Indianapolis and tells her. Feeling angry and betrayed by her parents, Maddie heads to Portland to meet her biological parents. There, Dawson acts as a tour guide, taking Maddie to all of London's favorite places. He is struck by her similarities to London, but soon begins to appreciate Maddie for who she is, especially the deep faith that both she and Dawson share. Dawson and Maddie feel a powerful connection, but Maddie is already engaged and must decide where her heart and loyalties lie. Kingsbury includes eloquent scriptural references that guide her faith-filled characters through both tragedy and pivotal life choices. This emotional, thoughtful tale will please Kingsbury's fans and make her new ones as well.