College freshman Emily Baker has a loving home with her grandparents and a strong faith in her heavenly father. So why does she feel hollow when she thinks of the parents she never knew?

At his engagement party, Shane Galanter faces disturbing questions about his past. Has he really shut the door on his love for the woman who bore his child? Single, successful journalist Lauren Gibbs has a soft spot for children, especially in war-torn Iraq. She can never forget the daughter she thinks she let die by her neglect. Only God can knit these ragged hearts together once more.

Kingsbury delivers her signature emotional knock-out punch in these wrenching pages of lives torn apart by well-intended interference. The intensity of feeling smooths over a few rough-hewn plot points. (Jan., 352 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson