Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - Sister's Choice

Title: Sister’s Choice
Author: Emilie Richards
Publisher: Mira (July 1, 2008)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 544
Genre: Romance
Source: Library
Series: Shenandoah Album #5

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

Chapter 1

Most of the time Kendra Taylor found that spending time with her nieces helped fill an empty space inside her. When Alison or Hannah wrapped their chubby arms around her neck or planted a sloppy kiss on her cheek, her primary feeling was gratitude that she and their mother, her younger sister, had finally built a bridge across the abyss of their dysfunctional childhood.

But "most of the time" also meant there were moments, like this one, when Kendra found herself wishing for more than a day or even a week when she and her husband Isaac could enjoy the high-voltage electricity of children in their lives. Now, as she watched four year old Alison shove a red and white Santa Claus hat over her copper Orphan Annie curls, she felt a pang she knew too well.


Kendra and Jamie were never storybook sisters. But after a long estrangement, Jamie has offered Kendra and her husband their ultimate dream, a child of their own. Despite some lingering misgivings about her once-wayward younger sister, Kendra agrees, and Jamie, a promising architect and single mother, becomes a gestational surrogate for Kendra and Isaac.

In addition to this amazing gift of life, Jamie designs a house for the couple on Isaac's ancestral property along the Shenandoah River. She hopes Kendra will finally see the woman she has become. But when a medical crisis threatens Jamie's health and her budding relationship with Kendra's builder, the enigmatic Cash Rosslyn, Jamie learns that the most difficult choice in her life is still ahead, and its cost may be beyond calculation.


Margot said...

It's been a while since I read an Emily Richardson novel. This one might be the one to bring me back. I'm glad you shared this one today.

JoAnn said...

Not my usual type of novel, but this does sound promising.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro even though I probably would no select this one on my own -- enjoy and thanks for joining in.

Nise' said...

I read this book and enjoyed it.

Mystica said...

Do so like the cover! new author for me.

Tea norman said...

It's amazing what a child's hug can do to a person.:)