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Maggie Brown, a single-mom for the past seven years, believes he
Maggie Brown, a single-mom for the past seven years, believes her daughter Amber's father (Brady Ward) wants nothing more to do with his child than send a monthly check by way of his brother Sam. Figuring that's at least better than what her own disappearing father did for her and her mother, Maggie accepts the situation. That is until the day Sam shows up to confess he never told Brady about Amber. Furthermore the monthly money was from Brady, but had been meant to help Sam keep the family farm afloat.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Workaholic Brady Ward spent the past eight years on a job in Europe, climbing the ladder of success one rung at a time. He's, hoping his current project back in New York will be the final push to top. Besides, being out of the country had given him the perfect reason for not returning to his hometown of Tawnee Valley for even a visit. The monthly check he sent to Sam kept his conscience clear regarding the family farm, and his younger brother Luke did any communication that needed to be done between the brothers.
Once Maggie goes to New York and tells Brady about Amber, he rearranges his work schedule to make a trip to Tawnee Valley where he quickly becomes enthralled with his daughter. As the days progress Brady and Maggie regain the heat of their previous brief encounter, but there's more at stake than just their love. His life is in the corporate atmosphere, her and Amber's are grounded in friends and community. Maggie and Brady must face their own childhood feelings of family betrayal before they can accept the fact that the past eight years have been a two-lane road for them—each happy to travel alone without the risk of further emotional pain.
You'll need to read FATHER BY CHOICE to find out if their love can overcome their distance in miles and years. But, Brady's plea of "Don't forget me, Maggie" sums up the love and hope of the story. Plus, the words made this reader's heart tingle.
Amanda Berry has brought the feel of a small hometown and the outside world together to give the readers a glimpse at how two worlds can come together for a future filled with love and hope. And, she has left open the possibility to tell the stories of Brady's brothers: the long-suffering-always-in-control Sam, and family mediator Luke. Who knows...Tawnee Valley may soon be a growing community once again.