Such a tender novel that brought me to tears throughout the whole book! I was moved by the rawness of humanity and the satisfactory ending.
What does an abandoned baby in the woods have in common with the homeless man that found her? A story about belonging.
Bravo Amanda Cox for bringing the topics of foster care, adoption, and emotional abuse in such a unique fashion.
I’m glad Ivy and Harvey found their way to what truly matters.
One of my favorite quotes was from Ivy’s grandmother.
“….Always know that you were fearfully and wonderfully made. And God does not make junk.”
When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother 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-time 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.