Dorrie has grown up and her mother, who forced her to give the baby away has died. Now Dorrie is determined to find the baby that she held for only a few minutes when a nurse sneaked it to her room a few hours after it was born. Dorrie's search seems impossible. She doesn't have any idea if the baby is a boy or a girl. She has no clue as to where it might be. She has searched in Chicago, Montana, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Jose, and Seattle. Clues finally lead her to Abingdon, Virginia.Things start off on the wrong foot when Dorries pulls into Abingdon when the local cop pulls her over and gives her the third degree. With the help of a young girl, she is able to find a temporary position as a waitress at the local diner and an apartment over the local funeral home.
It took only a few pages before Nichols had me hooked. Where was Dorrie's baby? What gender was it? Would she find her child or wonder for the rest of her life where it was and if it was living a life that she would approve of.
Dorrie's mother was the villian in this story, but when Dorrie finds out about her mother's past, she takes a different view. The woman had lived a childhood of horror, which had influenced her decision to make Dorrie give up her baby. What secrets lie within the story? What is the skeleton in the family closet? The story is set in small town America. The characters are believeable but the story line would have been more believeable had it been set in the late 50s or 60s. However, I found this an easy and light read and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be sure to pick up a copy at the local bookstore or library. You'll be glad you did.
If you are interested in taking part in a Christmas book swap, please leave a comment. It's always nice to have a great book to read over the holidays. I will be giving more particulars in tomorrow's post.
Have a great weekend and remember to take some time to have fun with your family. ~Blessings, Mary~