About the Book
When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.
Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.
In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.
In My Opinion
This book came out a few months ago and I wasn’t sure I was going to get to it, but ya’ll (that’s a nod to the book’s Tennessee setting), I’m so glad I did.
These characters pulled me in. From homeless Harvey who falls in love with a little baby girl to Ivy Rose who wants to know her adoption story to the pastor’s wife who longs for her own child, this group of people form a family.
There is also a sweet romance that develops throughout this story that increased my enjoyment. If The Edge of Belonging is what we get as a debut from Amanda Cox, I look forward to what comes next.
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