A PRECIOUS GIFT
Five years into their marriage, ex-model Carrie Summers and her land-deve-loper husband Brian are unable to conceive. Though Carrie embraces the idea of adoption, Brian has reservationsespecially when the process involves taking in a homeless teenager until she gives birth. The dynamic between Carrie and Brian alters even before the baby arrives: She wonders if he can mend his workaholic ways and focus on fatherhood, and he comes to realize how very little he knows about his wife. There's something Carrie's not telling him, and if Brian learns what it is, nothing will ever be the same between them. Karen Rose Smith gives us the poignant and powerful A Precious Gift (4). At once sweet and sensual, this story will leave readers wanting more.