Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all: a scam that risks her life … and the lives of her unborn twins.
Twenty-three-year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. An ad in Rolling Stone for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she’s signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.
But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agenda — one that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins.
As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family”.
|Publisher:||Paper Angel Press|
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About the Author
Nancy Wood grew up in various locations on the East Coast and now calls Central California home. Recently retired, she spent 35 years as a technical writer, translating engineer-speak into words and sentences. She likens it to translating ancient Greek — when you’re not too familiar with the Greek part. Since retiring, she and her husband have been traveling the world. So far, they’ve visited France, Spain, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, and India. They are not anywhere close to done and have many more trips planned. Nancy is also a passionate photographer, focusing on macro photography. She can be found at Nancy Wood Books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Some members of Shelby McDougall’s family are pissed at her for becoming a surrogate mother, but Shelby’s not doing it just for the money. She’s hoping to atone for some sins in her past by helping a childless couple fulfill their dream. But there’s something a little off about this couple... Nancy Woods does a great job of developing Shelby’s character and building the sense of tension as she begins to realize that things are not quite what they should be. The writing flows nicely, making this a pleasant read, and there’s an unexpected twist at the end. This is an impressive debut novel and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Woods’ work.
Ripe with suspense! Nancy Wood's novel, Due Date, keeps you turning the pages well into the night. Wood's descriptive writing brings the goosebumps and the sights and smells of the forest alive in the reader's mind. Experience high emotional twists and turns as the reader follows Shelby's journey to her eventual due date. The thrilling climax, with Jackson and Megan, highlights the main character's true self value and worth, her strength and determination, and the reader can't help but side with Shelby's decisions all along. Hints of romance, family drama, and secrets galore plunge the reader into one tangled web! Excellent read- highly recommended.- Jessica Tornese- author of Linked Through Time