Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis

Book Description: Jack Livingston has been raising his nine-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. While he travels for work, Natalie is lovingly cared for by Laura, an Amish nanny who loves her as her own. 

Kelly Maines is nearing the end of her rope. Her baby was kidnapped, the apparent victim of a black market adoption ring, and for eight years, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. Now, there's one last lead from a private investigator: Just a few miles away lives a girl who matches the profile. Could this, at long last, be her beloved child? 

Desperately, Kelly initiates a "chance" meeting with Jack Livingston. It goes really well. So well, in fact, that Jack asks her out. One date leads to another, and before she can come clean with her original motives, Kelly realizes Jack is falling for her--and she for him. 

Now how can she tell Jack why she's really here? And having gotten to know Natalie, what if she isn't her long-lost daughter, after all? This was all supposed to be so simple. 

But nothing in Natalie's world is simple.

My Thoughts:  Beverly Lewis has been a favorite author of mine for years.  And now, her husband, David, has co-authored Child Of Mine with her.
The story centers around a young girl who lives with her adopted uncle.  Natalie is a sweet child and Jack is a great and kind uncle but there just seems to be something missing in both of their lives.
The Amish Nanny, Laura, is a wonderful asset to both Jack and Nattie since they both lean on her for care...Jack so her can have help with Natalie and Natalie because she needs a mother figure. But what secrets does Laura hide?  What is hidden that needs to be brought to light for the good of each family?
And then there's Kelly who had a baby girl who was apparently sold on the black market but with her husband's death did the "secret" go to the grave with him? The question seems to be is Natalie one of those babies?

And did Kelly really have a baby that was kidnapped nine years ago?  How will Jack and Natalie find the truth?  Does Laura hold the answer?

This is an interesting read that includes the black market of selling kidnapped babies, DNA test, and faith.   

An intriguing story!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers*

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764212540

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