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Three women, three lives, and one chance to become a family...whether they want to or not.

Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She's spent her life looking into strangers' faces, fantasizing they're related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she's ready for answers.

Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they're sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She's too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and...oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks.

But Nina is determined to reassemble her birth family. Her search turns up Phoebe Mullen, a guarded, hard-talking woman convinced she has nothing to offer. Gradually sharing stories and secrets, the three women make for a messy, unpredictable family that looks nothing like Nina pictured...but may be exactly what she needs. Nina's moving, ridiculous, tragic, and transcendent journey becomes a love story proving that real family has nothing to do with DNA.

©2016 Maddie Dawson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Delightful!

Classic Maddie Dawson. I laughed aloud several times! What a great 'Spring fling' of a book!

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loved it!

lovely, easy story and the voice is perfect, you forget you are in your own life, you enter theirs!

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Wonderful story! Original plot!

I absolutely loved this story. The characters, the story and the relationships were so well filled out that you felt you knew them. I also liked the ending. All of your questions were answered and you were not left hanging.

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I Felt Like I was There. Inside This Book!

Such an amazing storyteller! This author brings to life an entire world and draws you in. I am going to miss this family in this book now that I've finished reading it.

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  • Leigh UK
  • 10-18-17

What a beautiful story!

It made laugh like a loo in public, by glassy-eyed during household chores, and struggle to stay awake to hear what Nina did next. A truly moving story that anyone with family (related by blood or heart) can identify with. Just beautiful!