The Swallow's Nest

The Swallow's Nest

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition.
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When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes. Toby is Graham's darkest secret--his son, conceived in a moment of despair. Lilia is utterly unprepared for the betrayal the baby represents, and perhaps less so for the love she begins to feel once her shock subsides. Now this unasked-for, precious gift becomes a life-changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby's father. A custody battle begins, and each would-be mother must examine her heart, confront her choices and weigh her dreams against the fate of one vulnerable little boy. Each woman will redefine family, belonging and love--and the results will alter the course not only of their lives, but also the lives of everyone they care for.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Wheeler Publishing,, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432841607
1432841602
Characteristics: large print
671 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary: When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes. Toby is Graham's darkest secret--his son, conceived in a moment of despair. Lilia is utterly unprepared for the betrayal the baby represents, and perhaps less so for the love she begins to feel once her shock subsides. Now this unasked-for, precious gift becomes a life-changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby's father. A custody battle begins, and each would-be mother must examine her heart, confront her choices and weigh her dreams against the fate of one vulnerable little boy. Each woman will redefine family, belonging and love--and the results will alter the course not only of their lives, but also the lives of everyone they care for.

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Jul 02, 2017

Emilie Richards never fails to amaze me. Her writing is just incredible. The Swallow's Nest is about three women who have very different rolls in the life of a child. Ms. Richards has stripped down the human spirit and revealed everything that makes it up. This book shows us despair, forgiveness, greed, selfishness, compassion, regret and above all love.
In Lilia, she has given us the traits that every human should strive and reach for. If we were all like her, the world would be such a better place. Marina is as self-centered as Lilia is gracious. Ellen is full of regret for the life she provided her son, but still not above manipulation to get what she wants. The despair in this book runs so deep in all three women that you can't fail but feel it all the way to your bones. These characters will stay with me for a very long time.
The Swallow's Nest will definitely be one that I read again and again.

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