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This was a good story of forgiveness - towards yourself and towards others . The scenario seems quite unlikely to happen, and honestly you can see the big event coming way before it happens. Still it was a good read and explored issues that were thought provoking.
"Two women. An unlikely friendship. One secret that will change their lives." Rachel Allord has penned a heart-touching tale of wrongdoing, guilt and redemption through love and forgiveness. It is the life story about two women, both pitiful, both desperate, both unlucky but for different reasons. Amber is eighteen years old, an art student, independent and hopelessly pregnant Ashamed of herself she decides to abandon her newborn beside a dumpster. Beth an amiable and pious kindergarten teacher, is unable to have a child due to her infertility and decides to adopt a child. By some unforeseen and divine inference their paths cross...through the baby. Beth unknowingly adopts Amber's abandoned child and christens him with the name of an angel Michael. At some point after twenty years Beth meets Amber and an unlikely friendship blooms until Amber finds out the real entity of her friend's child. Why did I state nearly the whole story here? Because this circumstances are very typical. The authoress has given every character one thing... LIFE. They feel as much of flesh and blood as we are. Each emotion has been described so well. Amber's desperation and in a moment's bewilderment her decision of leaving the child behind and her later guilt, she has lived nearly her whole life with a bruised and battered soul. On the other hand Beth's despair for being childless and barren and her happiness when she founds Michael. Michael's rage and heartbreak while he finds out about his birth mother has depicted very well. It seemed to me the most poignant time in the novel is when Amber presents Beth with the painting symbolized her and newborn Michael. Although it seemed a bit superficial for Michael to unfold the whole mystery about his birth mother just by listening Brenda's prattling about Amber's lose. I mean it is not a very critical or important because regardless the day she could have lost anything, she did not tell Brenda what it actually was. The note at the end of the book sums up the whole thing. If anyone is in such predicament as Amber she should be afraid. There are people who can give the child a home and love he/she deserves. The book is simply splendid. I recommend it to everyone.