By Terri DuLong
During this superbly crafted and uplifting novel, the writer of the acclaimed Spinning ahead welcomes readers again to the luxurious Florida island of Cedar Key, the place the colourful colors of hibiscus and azaleas are the appropriate backdrop to a colourful, quirky group. . . within the 4 years due to the fact that Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she's discovered a house, a husband, and now a company to like. taking on her mother's bustling knitting store is a welcome problem, yet Monica's fascinating plans are waylaid via 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 immediately from honeymoon to motherhood--especially whilst she's uncertain she desires children--leaves the ordinarily even-keeled Monica doubting herself at each flip. but in a spot like Cedar Key, no one is going it by myself. With aid from associates and relations, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam start to forge a close-knit relations in their own--one that might have to be robust sufficient 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 frequently lies in each one of our hearts. do not omit it!" --J.L. Miles, writer of chilly Rock River "Like a lazy island summer season. . .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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Aunt Dora and I took turns opening. ” Adam asked as he watched me run from the great room into the bedroom and back to the kitchen. “I can’t find the blue sweater that I wore yesterday. ” Adam shook his head. “No. ” “Where I always do—on the hall tree by the front door. But it’s not there,” I told him, exasperation coloring my words. ” “The hearing is set for eleven Monday morning. They feel certain that the judge will grant me full legal custody, based on the emergency situation. ” I nodded as I walked back to the great room to resume my search for the sweater.
And it kills me to think my daughter is now with some strangers. ” Christ, Monica—you really are a piece of work. Here I am concerned about the role I’ll be taking on, and God knows what that little girl might be going through. I squeezed his hand and sat up to look at him. “Well, hey, handsome, maybe we didn’t plan to have this happen, but Clarissa Jo’s your daughter. ” I only wished I had more confidence in my mothering abilities but was grateful my voice sounded sure and strong. The glow that filled Adam’s face made me feel even more ashamed.
Casting About Also by Terri DuLong Spinning Forward “A Cedar Key Christmas” in Holiday Magic Published by Kensington Publishing Corp. com All copyrighted material within is Attributor Protected. For Brian and Véronique, with much love Contents Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40 Chapter 41 Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44 Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48 Chapter 49 Chapter 50 Chapter 51 Acknowledgments A Reading Group Guide Discussion Questions 1 When I passed the phone to Adam, I had no idea that the caller’s information would force me to question my insecurity on motherhood.