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THE BRIGHT SIDE OF DISASTER
by Katherine Center

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

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Center's debut embellishes a touching, revealing story of how one woman's life is irrevocably changed with the birth of her child. This emotional, earthy novel will warm the hearts of all who read it.

Jenny Harris and fiance Dean are planning to wed after the birth of their child. One night, however, Dean leaves their Houston home to purchase some cigarettes and fails to return. Shortly after Dean's abrupt departure, Jenny goes into labor and gives birth to a gorgeous baby girl.

With the help of her mother, Jenny adjusts to the big changes in her life, including the early trials of breastfeeding, the sleepless nights and the all-consuming love she feels for her daughter. When Jenny befriends her neighbor Gardner, will they find romance, or will their attraction sputter and die when Dean finally returns to assume his fatherly duty? (Ballantine, Jul., 256 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: Ballantine

Published: July 2007

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