Abby Wagner's past still haunts her as she remembers the baby boy she lost. Now, twenty years later, Abby returns to her family's cottage only to discover a miracle in the most unexpected place. Guaranteed fiction!
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Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of The Black Cloister; Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana; and Together for Good. A former corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family, Melanie has worked in the fields of journalism and publicity for more than eighteen years. She and her family live in Oregon.
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Together for Good is an awesome read. It has a great plot with several unique twists and subplots. Instead of the same-old same-old, this time the story focuses on a woman who wanted a child and the birthmother reclaimed the child before relinquishing her rights. Now twenty years later, Abby needs to know if her almost-son was safe and doing well. The author created loveable characters who felt like real people to me. And the guys were hunks! Amazingly well-written for a debut novel, IMHO. All around, I'm impressed. The character emotion and grief issues felt real. Plus, to top it all off, the author obviously did her research and got her facts straight about adoption. Whoo hoo! I hate it when an author is clueless about the subject matter and they guess at how the system works. In addition, I felt like I was in the Puget Sound during the story. I love slipping into another time and place. Honestly, the scenery and sailing felt very real to me. Now I want to visit Washington and Puget Sound. I loved the snorkeling scenes and the wildlife sightings. Wonderful description of the orcas, too. Plus, this story had an environmental issue as part of the plot, so awareness about the harmful effects of pollution came across. Very cool. The ending was a bit of a tear jerker, but it perfectly illustrated the scripture from Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose. I had a warm fuzzy along with my clogged throat when I reached the end of the story. the kind that makes you want to sigh with satisfaction. The story didn't have a tidy, unrealistic ending, but one that glorified God! I loved this book and highly recommend it! Oh, and it was very romantic even without a lot of physical contact. Very well done!
Abby Wagner is vice president of an up and coming public relations firm in Denver. But when Nulte PR lands an adoption agency as a client, her already rocky world begins to collapse. Forced between staying alone in Denver for the summer or following her daughter to the old family stomping grounds on Washington's Puget Sound, Abby choses Puget Sound. Over the summer, she re-discovers what it means to let go of the past and embrace the future. Abby learns to live and love again.
I could not put this novel down from the time I opened the pages. I was moved deeply by the story-line--not only because I am a mother, but moreso because I am a Christian. I was encouraged while reading about the trials these characters face because of the neverending truth that God is sovereign. He sees the big picture. I am looking forward to reading many more novels by Melanie Dobson. I highly recommend her work.
Melanie Dobson delivers a gripping story of adoption, of loss and of restoration, with a fresh twist¿one I hadn't read before. Free of clichéd writing, this unique story echoed in my heart long after I turned the last page. Set on Washington State's Puget Sound, Dobson's description of the area invoked nostalgic memories. My mother was born and raised on Puget Sound, and I spent many summers there as a child. I could smell the Sound as I turned the pages. Excellent writing, coupled with unforeseen plot twists, this is a story you'll not forget. I found the way Dobson weaves in the characters' faith journeys refreshing and natural. A haunting story, Together for Good is highly recommended.