One Small Thing

One Small Thing

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by Jessica Barksdale Inclan
     
 

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At 28, Avery Tacconi has the career of her dreams, a husband she adores, and a beautiful suburban California home. She has all she ever wanted except for one small thing...a baby. And after two years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, hope is running thin.

Then her husband, Dan, discovers he has a ten-year-old son he never knew about. With the boy's mother… See more details below

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At 28, Avery Tacconi has the career of her dreams, a husband she adores, and a beautiful suburban California home. She has all she ever wanted except for one small thing...a baby. And after two years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, hope is running thin.

Then her husband, Dan, discovers he has a ten-year-old son he never knew about. With the boy's mother now deceased, Dan is the new rightful guardian. He's anxious to bring his son into their life. But for Avery, this child is a constant reminder of her own inability to conceive-and of Dan's secret past, a sordid life she knew nothing about until now. Only when Avery is able to open her heart to all of life's possibilities will she begin to appreciate her imperfect, unexpected family for what it truly is: a perfect blessing...

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Publishers Weekly
Avery Tacconi, the 28-year-old heroine of Incl n's latest (after 2003's When You Go Away), wants everything to be perfect, but life keeps getting in the way of her plans in this endearing story. At first, fertility problems loom large Avery abandoned a promising career to put more effort into conceiving but soon enough her husband's secret past takes center stage. It turns out that before Dan straightened up and went to business school, he was a drug addict who got his then-girlfriend, Randi, pregnant without knowing it. Surprise! On a lovely summer night in the California suburb of Monte Veda, Dan gets a phone call informing him that Randi has died and left behind a 10-year-old boy, Daniel, who's probably his son. Avery who's emotionally scarred from a childhood marred by her father's death and her mother's subsequent depression shows little compassion for what she perceives as a sordid situation. She returns to work, where she's tempted by a love affair. Avery's bad behavior, especially when contrasted with Dan's superb adaptation to fatherhood, is an unexpected plot point that works. Daniel's arrival in Dan and Avery's home offers Incl n the chance to paint touching and realistic scenes that lift her story above standard soap opera fare. Predictably, Avery comes around in the end, but it's an intriguing and at times maddening journey getting her there. Agent, Tom Barber. (Apr. 6) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451211194
Publisher:
N A L Trade
Publication date:
04/06/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.58(d)

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