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What if you didn't recognize your own newborn? Barbara Delinsky's latest moving pageturner tests the love and loyalties of two new parents when the birth of their child exposes difficult secrets buried deep in the roots of their family trees.
Dana has longed for the stability of home and family—and has finally found it with her handsome, loving husband, Hugh Clarke, son of one of New England's most prominent families. Of course, knowing Hugh's heritage can be traced back to the Mayflower, it came as no surprise to Dana that his aristocratic parents would object to his marrying a woman who knows next to nothing about her own lineage.
With the birth of Dana and Hugh's first child, Lizzie, the Clarkes feel their misgivings are justified, for the beautiful child has indisputable African-American traits. Nothing, however—not even her in-laws snobbery—can diminish Dana's joy in becoming a mother until, to her shock and dismay, it becomes clear Hugh is worried she had an affair. When he even goes so far as to demand a paternity test, Dana knows the only way she can save her marriage is to track down the father she never knew. But as she delves into her past, there are more revelations to come—secrets and lies, prejudices and fears—that will ultimately shake the foundations of both family trees….
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