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by Lisa Wingate

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

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Wingate paints a riveting picture of the Choctaw Nation as one woman searches for the family she never knew. Heartfelt and revealing, Wingate's latest proves that she's a rising star in the world of women's fiction.

Dell Jordan has enjoyed the stability of family since she was adopted at 13. After attending a school for the musically gifted, she toured Europe with an orchestra and spent a year in the Ukraine on a humanitarian mission at an orphanage. Now, after returning to her Kansas home, Dell isn't sure she's ready to attend Juilliard.

In an attempt to reconnect with her past, she travels to Oklahoma in hopes of finding her birth father, a man she never knew who is a member of the Choctaw Nation. While camping in Oklahoma, Dell meets the Reid family and feels a connection because they have similar physical attributes as the Choctaw people. And she is instantly drawn to Jace Reid, a widowed history teacher with two young children. A myriad of emotions swirl through Dell as she encounters acceptance from the Reids and searches for her birth father. Through it all, she learns what's most important in life and how to begin the journey toward her future. (NAL, Jul., 336 pp., $13.95)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: NAL

Published: July 2007

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