10441Format: eBook
Pub. Date: 5/30/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books
Type: Fiction ~ Library Book
Pages: 401
Read: 12/9/2012
Rating: Liked it ♥♡

This book is not my usual. In fact I normally avoid reading fiction that essentially has no plot and is just about people. The only reason I got this book was because I was trying out a new book app on my iPhone. I was quite surprised when I started reading it, and kept reading it until I finished.

Synopsis: In 1964 Dr. Henry delivers his twins, the son is perfect, the daughter has Down’s Syndrome. Dr. Henry sends his daughter away, the general feeling at that time was people with Down’s Syndrome were ‘retarded’, had numerous health problems, could not be productive members of society and died young. His actions are understandable, inexcusable, but understandable. He asks his nurse to take the baby to an institution and tells his wife the baby dies. The nurse disappears with the baby and raises her as her own.

This book teaches a lesson about the folly of prejudging people and how the best intentions can lead to one being bit on the backside so to speak. It does this without being preachy, it just tells the story of how Dr. Henry’s life and marriage fall apart, and how Caroline finds love and a fulfilled life with the baby that was supposed to die. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. I have seen this book cover for ages, but have never learned what it was about. Thanks for the review.
    –JW