Mallery sets up a familiar triangle in her latest: an adult child torn between her adoptive and birth parents. Jenna’s struggle to redefine both her sense of self and the boundaries of her family is believable, as are Beth’s fluctuating emotions about Jenna’s birth mother. All of the female characters are well realized and easy to relate to. Less successful are the male characters, who rarely break from the stock roles they’re assigned. At the heart of this book is a look at what “family” means that is sure to please.