Dear Carolina

Dear Carolina

Book - 2015
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" A moving debut novel about two mothers-one biological and one adoptive-from a compelling new voice in Southern women's fiction. One baby girl. Two strong Southern women. And the most difficult decision they'll ever make. Frances "Khaki" Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan-everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband's nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn't seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor; Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don't define us-and that families aren't born, they're made"--
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Trade,, 2015
ISBN: 9780425279984
Characteristics: pages cm

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Apr 27, 2017

This book was a delight to read. I hated getting to the end and wished it had a sequel. I say definitely 5 stars.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 05, 2017

I started feeling uneasy with where this story was going early on in the book. It began to seem like Jodi was coerced into giving her baby up for adoption by people who were pretending to help her. Khaki offers to take care of the baby while Jodi is at work, but next thing she's taking the baby to New York for a few days. Khaki and Graham take family photos with Carolina before Jodi even decided to give her up for adoption. Khaki feels entitled to the baby because she has money and wants a baby. I just couldn't like this book because of the uncomfortable way it handled adoption.

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