Thirty-six year old Rowena Dahl thought she planned everything when she traveled to a Toronto fertility clinic. What she hadn't counted on was that she'd been inseminated by the wrong donor and that the clinic is unsure who the father of her child is.

Alan Rand's life changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. Though he's beaten the disease, he's now trying to accomplish things he wished he'd done with his life. He donated sperm at his doctor's request, in case cancer treatments left him sterile, and is shocked to discover that some woman he does not know is carrying his child.

At first it is just curiosity that prompts Alan to find Rowena and his baby. Soon, however, he finds himself wanting to play an instrumental part in her family.

Kristin Gabriel has penned a pleasing though predictable story in ACCIDENTAL FAMILY. (Jan., 256 pp., $4.75)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson