An Unexpected Family

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 199 pages
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When Miriam Smith arrives with her daughter Sadie on Amelia's doorstep in a snowstorm, claiming to be the illegitimate child of the long-dead Thomas, Amelia reacts with shock and fury. Could Thomas possibly have had a secret life he hid from her--a life that would have made their marriage vows a lie? Rebuffing the wise counsel of her housemates, Grace and Hannah, Amelia dismisses the possibility of a family of her own and buries herself in the pain of betrayal and humiliation. Little Sadie is the spitting image of Amelia's own lost daughter, though, and she cannot help taking mother and child into her heart. But danger stalks Miriam, and it looks as if Amelia might lose this family, too. When Mother's Day arrives, will she be left with empty arms, or with her deepest longings fulfilled?

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Review: An Unexpected Family (Ladies of Covington #7)

User Review  - Rosie Mcclurg - Goodreads

I read this book so quickly it was so real that I am sure we have all known or will know someone in our life that has gone through something similar. The need for family is very real even if it more ... Read full review

Review: An Unexpected Family (Ladies of Covington #7)

User Review  - Becki Couch tompkins - Goodreads

Sometimes I simply need the sweetness and kindness of these ladies. Read full review


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Joan Medlicott lives with her husband in Barnardsville, North Carolina. She may be contacted at: P.O. Box 355, Barnardsville, NC 28709 or at

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