Feelings of abandonment filled Helen at a too-young age when her mother died and her father walked out. Left in the care of her sister, Claire, she moved on, but never truly healed. Now thirty-five, married, and starting her own family, she must confront her inability to bear children by accepting the idea of adopting. But just when Helen experiences holding her new baby for the first time, she is blindsided with the worst possible news: Claire has cancer. Helen’s wounds are again torn open as she balances the delight of parenthood with the grief of her ailing sister.A poignant and probing exploration of life and loss, Daughters for a Time is a tale of unconditional love, the destructive and healing powers of family, and the search for solid ground between pain and joy.
"A Very Real Story"
Book-smart Melissa Fletcher lives a predictable life in her hometown, working behind the scenes for her charismatic father in a financial career that makes perfect sense. But when her dad is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Missy is forced to step up and take over as his primary caregiver and the principal of the firm. After her father's death, Missy finds a letter from him in which he praises her for being a dutiful daughter but admonishes her for not taking any risks in life.
"Dutiful Daughter, Wounded Warrior, Big Wide World"
Mary Morrissey is living the life of her dreams. She has a loving husband, Tom, two daughters, and twin boys. But beneath the shiny veneer, Mary hasn’t taken a calm breath in 10 years. She lives in a constant state of panic, afraid the secret she’s kept hidden for so long will be revealed, shattering her perfect life. When addictively charismatic ex-boyfriend Landon James reappears during his high-profile Senate campaign, Mary’s fears become even more real.
"OK - I finished it but didn't love it"
Als Helen Francis noch ein Kind war, starb ihre Mutter und ihr Vater ließ sie im Stich, sodass ihrer älteren Schwester nichts anderes übrig blieb, als sie großzuziehen. Mittlerweile ist Helen 35, verheiratet und möchte selbst ein Kind haben. Helen hat tapfer versucht, ihr Leben auf die Reihe zu kriegen, aber ihre traumatische Kindheit nie ganz überwunden. Sie war schon immer davon überzeugt, dass ein eigenes Kind ihr helfen würde, das Loch in ihrem Herzen zu schließen.