No Child of Mine: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Susan Lewis
Paperback- $10.05

From internationally bestselling British author Susan Lewis comes an unflinching, thoroughly suspenseful novel—perfect for readers of ...

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  "Touching but graphic story" by nbaker (see profile) 01/16/15

Alexandria spends her waking hours trying to make a difference in the lives of children. Being a social worker unfortunately exposes her to a variety of home environments, with most being less than desirable. An adoptee herself, she understands how a child can feel that they don't fit in, what it can be like to not know unconditional love. One three year old girl, Ottille, touches Alexandria's heart so deeply that she involves herself in the girl's case more than she should. In the midst of her attention to Ottille, Alexandria's boyfriend leaves her, her sister tells Alexandria that she has to move from their deceased parent's home and she finds that her birth mother whom she hasn't seen since she was 3 is looking for her. The author did good job of letting you feel her pain and uncertainties but unfortunately, for this reader, did too good of a job describing the horrors of child sexual abuse that at times I considered closing the book. All in all, it is a touching story about how a soul longs to belong and to be loved and how sometimes love comes along when and where we least expect it.

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