Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She has a career she loves, a husband she adores and a baby on the way, but a devastating diagnosis changes everything. The life she's built suddenly crumbles around her when her husband insists she choose—the baby or him.
Returning to her small hometown to rebuild her shattered life, Lauren crosses paths with Ethan Campbell, the man who stole her teenage heart. The old attraction is still there, but Lauren won't admit it to anyone—least of all herself. Her only priority is providing a life for her child, and she can't afford to get it wrong. Ethan is confusing everything, including stirring up feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will she spend her life raising her baby alone or is the family she's always wanted finally within her reach?
My Review: Lauren Wilson was so excited when she finally got a positive pregnancy test. She couldn't wait to let the world know that she was going to have a baby, but she knows that she needs to let her husband, Paul, know first. He doesn't seem quite as excited as Lauren would have expected, but she knows that it will be all right. But in the round of normal tests that they do for pregnant mothers, one of the tests comes back positive, the one for down's syndrome. Lauren is sad, but realizes that life will go on,while Paul wants to end the pregnancy. Lauren knows she can't live with that choice, so she packs up her things and moves home with her mom and that's when she starts running into Ethan Campbell, her high school crush. Lauren feels as though both she and the baby are cast offs that no one will ever want, so there's no way she's going to give Ethan a chance. Is Lauren prepared to make the choice to spend the rest of her life alone caring for her baby? Or is she willing to open her heart to love again?
This was such a cute story. I loved Lauren, she is the character that has her whole life as together as it can be. She's ready to live her happily ever after with Paul and their new little one. The selfish Paul, I'd love to be able to throw something hard and pointy at him. Ethan is a real sweetheart though! I enjoyed the plot of this book, Lauren had some hard choices to make to get her where she was going and to move the plot along, and I liked the places that those choices took her. You won't want to miss this book, it's full of love, rejection, sacrifice of a mom, and healing!
Author Rebecca Lynn Talley
Rebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children.
Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines.
When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.
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