When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee her late grandmother’s estate sale, she soon discovers that the woman left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.
Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.
In this dual-timeline story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.
There are books that open and begin reading and somehow you know. It’s like meeting that person you will marry. You know this book is going to be a good one. You know you will love the characters, you know your heart will probably ache and you might cry.
This was one of those books. Within five pages I knew I had devour this book.
What a unique storyline and so many questions. The set up is unique as well. As Ivy is trying to learn about her past the readers is reading about it and we know more then she does.
I really can’t recommend this book enough. I can’t wait to pass it on. I’m not sure if this is Amada’s debut novel, but I will definitely be picking up whatever she puts out next.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.