- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (Dec 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 042517770X
- ISBN-13: 978-0425177709
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 2.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,694,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.
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!
Thanks so much, Patricia Kay. WOW!
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