This book reminded me of the Bible story about the two women who fought over the baby. King Solomon, in his infinite wisdom, decides to saw the baby in half. The real mother gives the baby up to save her child.
This was a heart-wrenching but loving story. I could NOT imagine being the selfless mother. Though I did NOT agree with her when Grady told her about the custody suit filed against her and her decisions, I still held her in high respect. She did everything for her son. Her son was the innocent victim and loved both his parents. Grady didn't understand at first just why she was being so nice to her ex, but the truth was she was doing it all for her son.
I thought the sacrifice Paige gave was the ultimate. As a single mother of a ten year old, I cannot imagine giving my son up to a father that I knew would not love him and care for him the way he should....It reminds me of a movie (Deep End of the Ocean) where a mother finally gives up her child, knowing it was the only way...
But that's only part of the story! The romance is nice. I felt so sorry for Grady and Paige, but I agreed with Paige - her son had to come before Grady. That's a tough one.
I thought the aftermath of giving her son up was the most heart-wrenching scene ever, and James did such a wonderful, wonderful job in writing the emotions and turmoil.
I must admit that I loved the way Grady bursted into the house and started forcing soup into Paige's mouth to try and knock her out of her funk. Then, of course, I loved the way Vaughn finally warmed up to Grady...
Okay, I'm sorry if I gave too much away, but this is such a GREAT story!!! I highly disagree with the other reviewers who declared this a bad book. As a single parent and a Christian, I can understand Paige's position. And I'll be the first to admit that I would not be as understanding and faithful as her. I would have pressed charges and made sure he got the ultimate punishment!