Georgia Bing and Alice Kinnaird have always been there for each other. Eager to help her best friend have another baby after several miscarriages, Alice donates one of her eggs. When Georgia learns she's going to have the baby boy she's always wanted, she's thrilled—until a devastating discovery destroys her dreams.
While Alice is happy to help her friend get pregnant, she also feels a twinge of disappointment that her own life is missing something . . . something she desperately craves. On the surface, Alice has everything—a busy social life, a great job, a faithful husband, an amazing teenage daughter. But her well-ordered world is knocked off its axis when she's tempted by a forbidden passion that threatens the bonds of friendship, marriage, and motherhood that sustain her.
As the safety of their past is shattered, Georgia and Alice must embark on journeys of self-discovery—odysseys filled with surprising challenges that will test them and force them to confront the truth about their lives . . . and the choices they've made.
First of all, this book is very well written. McCleary has created well developed characters and a riveting story line in Leaving Haven. I found the story line to be original and very emotionally charged. I have to be careful here because I don't want to give away any plot twists! I found myself mesmerized by the friendship (and hardships!) of Georgia and Alice and at times, blown away by the choices people make. Wowza! I will say that I did find in the beginning that the book was a wee bit hard to follow because the storytellers switched as did the time period but to be fair, I read it over a weekend spent camping and I was exhausted from little sleep in a tent with three little monkey's! Once I got into the groove of the style I couldn't put it down!
If you a looking for a good page turner that focuses on friendships and the emotional roller coasters they can be this is the book for you. Leaving Haven is a wonderful read and would be the perfect pick for your book club! Pre-order your copy today on Amazon....
I am so pleased to tell you that the generous folks at William Morrow Paperbacks are giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Leaving Haven! Thanks so much to the sponsor! To enter, click on the Rafflecopter link that follows. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway