Mandy Kalinowski is pregnant and scared. She isn’t sure about much in her life, but she knows that she wants her baby to have a better life than she can provide — so she plans to give her baby up for adoption.
Jill MacSweeny has been lonely and depressed since her father’s sudden, unexpected death about a year before. She has alienated herself most of her friends but has a mom and a boyfriend who are ready and willing to support her. The problem is that she doesn’t want to learn how to move on… She just wants things back the way they were.
How do their lives intersect? Jill’s mom, Robin, is planning to adopt Mandy’s baby — without lawyers or an adoption agency. Jill is extremely cynical, to say the least. She is not happy that her mom is trying to adopt a baby, but she is more afraid that Mandy is going to decide to keep the baby and break her mom’s heart. Mandy knows that the Robin is better prepared to raise this baby, but she also fantasizes about running away and keeping/raising the baby herself. It’s hard to imagine anything but a heart-breaking ending to this story, but I promise you will cry HAPPY tears for this one! An amazing story about life, love, and finding your place in the world.