A baby to bind them
Weeks away from giving birth, Dr. Meredith Dennison finds herself with no husband and few funds. Retreating to Shearwater Island, she just wants to hide from the world…
Until she meets her gorgeous, caring neighbour, multimillionaire Raf Camilleri.
Meredith is the last woman Raf should fall for. He's no more ready for her and newborn baby Zoe than Meredith is for him!
But they so need his support, and their tender pull makes it impossible for Raf to stay away…
This was a pretty amazing story, a story about loss, mourning, single parenting, family, love, and social expectancies. A lot of issues dealt with, and in a loving, respectful way, still showing the pain, misery, and joy that life can, at times like these, be.
I admire Meredith, her way to tackle the sorrow and pain of losing her husband just weeks away from giving birth. Her reaction is real and raw. Both the anger and desperation, even denial, are felt at the bottom of your heart.
Meredith sees the good, the bad, and the worrisome, when it came to her husband, and suddenly none of it mattered, since he was gone. And the baby was coming any day now. A terrible situation to be in, but thankfully, she had a place to go and mourn, a place with lovely, caring neighbors, who took her in, and nurtured her, and then baby Zoe.
The scene when Zoe comes to the world, is beautiful, touching. There's something about the whole event that, again, hit directly into my heart.
Raf has his own issues, his own mourning, and loss he has dealt with, that now all comes back to the surface, when faced with Meredith and Zoe.
Together they share the pain of loss, they learn to deal with life from the new angle, and grow as individuals, but still joined together. They became a unit, almost on the side, as an accident, just happen. Even though the feelings and attraction, the feeling of belonging was there from the start.
A story full of life, the good, the bad, and the unbearable. It pulls you into the web of sorrow, and brings you out, filled with the joy of new possibilities, new life, and a large family of the heart.
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me