And Then I Found You
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (April 9, 2013)
Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices.
She's made them before. Now it's time to do it again.
Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she's getting
on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong
relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to
love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would
fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the
perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love.
That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's
drawer, she panics.
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When Kate was 20 she found herself pregnant and her boyfriend of many years suddenly married - to someone else. She made the decision, though her entire family was there for support should other decisions be made, to put the child up for adoption. You get the sense she has regretted this ever since.
Fast forward 13 years later. Kate has kept very minimal contact with the boy of her dreams all those years ago - just enough to know that he has a son and a divorce under his belt. She has a good business and a hunky man in her life. She also continues to have gaping hole in her heart.
Suddenly one of her sisters calls on the phone excitedly screaming. A 13 year old girl has found her on Facebook - the adopted child has tracked down the family. At this point Kate's entire life turns on it's access.
This is a story of regret and redemption. Kate regrets losing her first love. She deeply regrets giving up her girl. She regrets that she perhaps doesn't love her boyfriend as much as he loves her. She regrets not fighting more for her wants. So she seeks redemption - in life and love. How many of these regrets can she change?
Life issues are often messy and can't always be solved - but you can still try.
An emotional roller coaster of a book that makes you think.