Is it kidnapping ... if you steal back your own birth-child?
It's 1963 and 19 year old university student, Jemma Howell is manipulated into giving up her new-born baby daughter for adoption by her boyfriend's parents after his untimely death. Jemma obsesses about the baby and, taking advantage of a split-second opportunity, she kidnaps her.
But how long can Jemma possibly keep her with every police officer in the country on the lookout? DC Tim Finlay relentlessly chases every lead, including repeatedly interviewing Jemma, but secretly fears the child is long dead.
Jemma willingly breaks one of society's most sacred laws to be reunited with her beloved daughter. But to keep her, what lies is she willing to tell and what further laws is she prepared to break?
Can she do it? Keep her child and bring her up? In spite of two highly competent detectives who are determined to catch a kidnapper?
BYE BABY BUNTING is a winner of a coveted BRAG award. You'll be hooked by this emotional and gripping story about the agony of adopting out, the joys of motherhood, the power of authorities to impose what they believe is best and the moral dilemmas of all parties involved ... because this list includes the detective assigned to the case.
"...I was able to take this story in and focus on a vivid, tightly-constructed and perfectly-paced journey which effortlessly spans generations, continents, and cultures. And learned a bit about myself in the process - and that's the hallmark of good literature." - J. Brooks
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About the Author
Most of the time Tannis lives with her husband in New Zealand alternating between Auckland and an isolated beach in Northland. They also spend time each year just outside of London in the UK and on a remote lake in the Canadian wilderness in NW Ontario out from Winnipeg.