When a blizzard forces Dr David Henry to deliver his own twins, he immediately recognises that his daughter is not perfect. For his own private motives he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever.
A story of parallel lives, familial secrets and the redemptive power of love.
Enjoyed by all our group, this book provoked a good discussion on the main character’s failings and personal issues that impacted on everyone else in the story. We were willingly to give him some sympathy, but also believed ultimately he was wrong to play God.
The dramatic first chapter helped to get the story moving, which was a nice change for some of us, as our last few books seemed slow to take off. The author’s style (much like that of Jodi Picoult) did its job well in getting everyone within its grasp.
A few of us were able to relate to the book’s setting of 50s/60s, and we all agreed that given the times, the storyline could be probable, if a little melo-dramatic.
General opinion? A great little book. One that may just be perfect for that holiday read.