By Terri DuLong

ISBN-10: 0758232055

ISBN-13: 9780758232052

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 best backdrop to a colourful, quirky neighborhood. . . within the 4 years when you consider that Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she's discovered 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 interesting plans are waylaid through unforeseen information. Her husband's ex-wife has been deemed an undeserving mom, and custody in their eight-year-old daughter, Clarissa, is to be transferred to Adam. Going immediately from honeymoon to motherhood--especially while she's uncertain she wishes children--leaves the commonly even-keeled Monica doubting herself at each flip. but in a spot like Cedar Key, not anyone is going it on my own. With aid from acquaintances and family, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam start to forge a close-knit relatives in their own--one that may must be robust 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 frequently lies in every one of our hearts. do not leave out 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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What! ” I let out a laugh. Maybe my statement needed clarification. “No, no. I’m not. ” 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.

I was still a new bride, for goodness sake, so being a mom was the last thing on my mind. “It’s for you,” I said, passing the telephone across the breakfast table while I continued to nibble on toast and update my to-do list. “Yes, this is Adam Brooks,” I heard my husband say. While silence filled our kitchen it occurred to me that perhaps I should apply for a small business loan. Sure, my mother had basically passed the yarn shop over to me before she left for Paris with Noah, but I knew that I wanted to be the official proprietor of the business I’d come to love.

You could offer various ones—ones for adult knitters, maybe one to teach young girls to knit. ” That was only one of the many things I didn’t know about Adam’s daughter. ” “Well, it might be nice to have a class with girls in that age group. And even something for mothers and daughters. And you could keep them theme oriented. ” “You’re full of great ideas,” I told her. Dora laughed. “Just don’t worry about it. ” I prayed Dora knew what she was talking about. 5 On Tuesday I returned home from the yarn shop at 2:00, made myself a quick salad with tea, and launched into turning the sterile bedroom into a little girl’s delight.

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