If you read the first one, then your probably like me and feel like you’re a part of this family too. This book is a great reminder that all family has drama. I love the way this book makes it real.
As you already know the topic of adoption is near and dear to my heart because I gave my first-born up for adoption to her step-mother and I adopted my oldest son. However, I also know that they both will long to know more about their biological mothers when they get older. Granted, both kids know and have some memories with their biological parents, but when you become a teenager-adult things tend to change a great deal. You have more questions and granted those memories may be there, but they won’t have the reality feeling that would have been there had we been an active part of those kids lives.
I know in my own personal life. I longed to spend more time with my Dad, whom I was separated from by hundreds of miles when my mom moved to SC from Ohio when I was 9 years old. My Dad was my king and in many ways, I dreamed of him being my knight and shining armor, but that never happened. I honestly thought my Dad wanted to spend more time with me than he did, but now that I’m an adult the reality is I was an obligation. Once he knew I was well taken care of, he didn’t have to worry about me anymore and the distance took effect.
I remember him telling me that when I marry the right man, he won’t have to worry about me anymore. When I married Del, he definitely showed it by silently not being in my life as much as he was. It’s almost like he feels there isn’t enough room in my life for him and Del both. I don’t know, but I do know that every child longs to have their biological parents in their lives even if they have never met them at all. It’s nature’s course of action!!
This book was truly remarkable in trying to point out every view-point of the given situation. I am like the author in that I believe every side should be heard as much as possible. (Maybe it’s a horse person trait, but I haven’t heard or seen many other types of people take the time to view every angle of a given situation.) The author did yet another great job. I can’t wait for book three which comes out in Fall 2013.
If you looking for an easy read that will touch your heart in a positive manner, then I suggest you get Blaze of Glory and Look Twice. They will warm your heart and definitely make you eager for book 3. I guarantee you will feel like you’re in this families life right along with them, which is something any avid reader truly enjoys.