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  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (Dec. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042517770X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425177709
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,299,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Abbie Bernard sat back on her heels, looked at all the boxes she still needed to unpack, and swiped a tired hand across her sweaty forehead. Read the first page
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A very entertaining read! 6 Jan. 2001
By Maudeen Wachsmith - Published on
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Abbie Bernard and her eleven-year-old daughter Kendall have just returned to Abbie's hometown of Houston. Abbie, a researcher is anxious for Kendall to enjoy all the things the big city will allow. When Kendall has some blood work done, it's discovered that there is no way Abbie could be Kendall's biological mother. Abbie, of course, is stunned.
Research expert she is, Abbie discovers there was another baby girl born in the same hospital just minutes after her baby. With a bit of detective work she finds this family also lives in Houston and decides to pay them a visit making up the a story that she is doing an article on the hospital where the girls were born.
Abbie visits the home of architect Logan O'Connell, a widower with two children. She is stunned when his daughter, Erin, comes in the room. Erin looks just like Abby did as a child.
Erin is already having adjustment problems after the death of her mother two years earlier. She has grown very close to her mother's sister, Elizabeth, and sees Elizabeth as a perfect candidate to become her new step-mother. Elizabeth's goal is to get Logan, no matter what. She lost him to her sister years earlier and now it's her turn to have the handsome Pierce Brosnan look-alike.
Abbie eventually confronts Logan with her evidence, and it doesn't take him long to realize she's right. But what happens next? How are they going to tell the children?
THE WRONG CHILD is a dramatic tale ripped from the headlines. Patricia Kay is wonderful at characterization. Erin's reaction to the situation is particularly poignant. Logan is a hero to die for and interesting secondary characters including Abbie's mother, Katherine, and Logan's conniving sister-in-law Elizabeth all add to the already dramatic scenes.
Patricia Kay, who has been a longtime favorite for her category romances written as Trisha Alexander, joins the ranks of authors of women's fiction with great finesse. THE WRONG CHILD is a story to savor and one difficult to put down once started.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Magnificent, Touching Read That Stirs The Heart! 19 Aug. 2001
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11 years ago during a blizzard, two baby girls were born. And all these years, a terrible secret has lay undiscovered. But two families will be disrupted when the truth is finally revealed. Accidentally, the two baby girls were switched in the hospital the night they were born, each raised in a loving home with parents who didn't give birth to her.
Abbie Bernard, tormented when she learns the shocking truth of her daughter Kendall's true parentage, tracks down Logan O'Connell, the widower father of the other baby girl from that night 11 years ago. Abbie's daughter by birth. Together, Abbie and Logan must not only face the shock that the child each has raised is not his or her own birth child, but they must find a way to face an uncertain future without losing the children they have come to know and love as their own.
A magnificent, touching read that stirs the heart, "THE WRONG CHILD" sensitively addresses every parent's worst nightmare. "What if the child you've raised isn't your own? What if your own child was raised by a stranger? What if your child was switched at birth?" Ms. Kay has a winner in this wonderful story!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I stayed up all night, then I called in sick at work to finish reading this book! What a riveting story. I couldn't put it down. Patricia Kay can really write--she had me in tears of sorrow, then tears of joy. The characters handled a gut-wrenching situation with intelligence, care and love with the best interest of their children in mind, and we can all learn from that. I can't wait now to read THE OTHER WOMAN. The one chapter at the end of THE WRONG CHILD, wasn't enough!!
Thanks so much, Patricia Kay. WOW!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Emotional, Gripping Story 19 Dec. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
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Patricia Kay has been a favorite author of mine for years, and she just keeps getting better and better. The Wrong Child is an amazing story that will haunt you long after the final page has been turned. What would you do if you learned that you did not give birth to the child you've loved and adored as your own? What if you learned that a stranger has been raising your birth daughter all these years and to confront him, to discover the fate of your long-lost child, might also mean losing the child you thought was yours? Such is the decision the heroine in The Wrong Child must make, and the emotions her journey invokes are powerful and all-too human. I'm not a sentimental person, nor a particularly emotional one, but this book moved me to tears time and again. Five stars doesn't do it justice.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Loved this book 4 Jan. 2001
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This book was very hard to put down. There is not much to say except that I loved this book. It does remind me of LaVyle Spencers books. It was so well written it had me in tears. I have never read anything by Patricia Kay and now I am looking foward to her next book.
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