By Terri DuLong
During this fantastically crafted and uplifting novel, the writer of the acclaimed Spinning ahead welcomes readers again to the plush Florida island of Cedar Key, the place the colourful colors of hibiscus and azaleas are the fitting backdrop to a colourful, quirky neighborhood. . . within the 4 years due to the fact Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she's chanced on a house, a husband, and now a enterprise to like. taking up her mother's bustling knitting store is a welcome problem, yet Monica's fascinating plans are waylaid by means of unforeseen information. Her husband's ex-wife has been deemed an not worthy mom, and custody in their eight-year-old daughter, Clarissa, is to be transferred to Adam. Going instantly from honeymoon to motherhood--especially whilst she's not sure she wishes children--leaves the more often than not even-keeled Monica doubting herself at each flip. but in a spot like Cedar Key, no one is going it by myself. With support from neighbors and family members, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam start to forge a close-knit relatives in their own--one that may must be powerful adequate to resist the entire surprises set to resolve. . . compliment for Spinning ahead "Poignant, soaking up, humorous...a debut that tugs on the heart." --Sophia Nash, writer of a perilous good looks "Captures the essence of what usually lies in every one of our hearts. do not omit it!" --J.L. Miles, writer of chilly Rock River "Like a lazy island summer time. . .a tale of secrets and techniques and loss, friendship and restoration, and rediscovered love." --Laura Castoro, writer of affection at the Line
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I proceeded to explain the car accident and social services. “Hmm, sounds like you might be giving up the honeymoon for motherhood,” Grace said. Ignoring her comment, I explained, “Adam had to leave right after he got the call. ” Isn’t that just the truth? “I need to get moving here. I’ll be by the coffee shop before I head into work. ” I walked into Spinning Forward to find Aunt Dora unpacking a recent delivery of yarn. Brushing a strand of hair out of her eyes, she looked up and smiled. “Hello, Monica.
The only reason she wanted to hang on to Clarissa was because she knew how much you wanted her. ” “Right. It just would have made it so much easier if I’d gotten Clarissa Jo at four years old. I would have hired a nanny during the day while I was at work and at least she would have been in a stable environment. The poor kid has been dragged all over Georgia with Carrie Sue. She never could stay in one place very long. And it kills me to think my daughter is now with some strangers. ” Christ, Monica—you really are a piece of work.
I joined her at the table. “I think I’m feeling excited and nervous. ” “Don’t be silly. ” “I’ve planned roast chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad for supper. ” “It sounds wonderful. Don’t second-guess yourself. You’ll be surprised to learn that motherhood is ninety percent instinct. Always listen to your gut feelings. ” I nodded. “Yeah, I think he worried about her way more than he let on to me. He knew Carrie Sue wasn’t an adequate parent, but the courts today always seem to lean in favor of the mother.
Casting About by Terri DuLong