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Quinn never expected that her best friend’s courageous decision to be a single mother by choice would end up transforming her own life in this poignant novel from USA Today bestselling author Robin Wells.
When Quinn Langston’s best friend unexpectedly passes away, Quinn embraces Brooke’s three-year-old daughter Lily and elderly grandmother Margaret as the family she’s always wanted. She’ll do whatever it takes to help them heal, but she didn’t anticipate Lily’s biological father would be part of the plan. Margaret is old-fashioned, though, and she has no compunction about finding a way to reach Lily’s dad, a sperm donor. After all, he's a blood relative, and she believes family should raise family.
Zack Bradley doesn't know what to expect when he finds out he has a child. Sperm donors don't usually get to meet their...well, he's not sure what to call Lily yet, but he’s certain he wants to get to know her. There’s just one of problem: he’s about to move to Seattle with his wife, Jessica, who’s undergone multiple infertility treatments, desperately wants a family of her own and can’t stand the idea of Zack playing daddy to another woman’s child.
Together, they’ll all learn that the human heart is infinitely expandable and there are many different roads to family.
Wells (The French War Bride) explores the shifting dynamics of single parenthood in this engaging novel. Quinn Langston is babysitting her three-year-old goddaughter, Lily, in New Orleans when she learns Lily's mother, Brooke, her best friend from college, has died from an aneurysm. Brooke, who used a sperm donor, had talked about declaring Quinn Lily's legal guardian in event of her death, but never changed her will. Soon, Brooke's grandmother, Margaret, swoops in, determined to track down Lily's biological father, and in the meantime takes custody of Lily. Margaret finds Zack Bradley, the father, via a donor connection website that Zack's wife, Jessica, registered him for without his knowledge while the married couple had been unsuccessfully trying to conceive. With Lily gone, Quinn joins a support group for aspiring single parents and confides to the group that she is pregnant. The perspectives of Quinn, Margaret, Zack, and Jessica make for a dynamic view on the complicated questions around paternity, and the characters' emotions fly amid the drama and stunning plot twists, which deepen Quinn's involvement with the married couple after Margaret puts Zach in touch with Quinn. With its rich character development and deep exploration of issues faced by single parents and fertility issues, Wells's book will keep readers turning the pages.