Today I am reviewing Bachelor Father, the first novel in the Upstate New York series by Jean C. Gordon.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Upstate NY…where love is a little sweeter
Adoption caseworker Molly Hennessey is determined to place every child in her caseload in a happy home with two loving parents — the type of caring home she’s always dreamed of having herself.
Determined, that is, until Brett Cahill comes along and disproves her lifelong perceptions of single parents.
Brett is a typical bachelor. He figures that someday he’ll settle down with a wife and have kids — but just not yet.
Then, his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, leaving him with Jake, the Korean toddler they were in the process of adopting.
But in order for Brett’s application to be approved he needs to be a married man and kiss his bachelor days good-bye.
Molly holds the power to give herself the home she’s always longed for and to give Brett what he wants most–little Jake. But will she realize it in time?
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Bachelor Father is a wonderful story, and would be especially endearing to the hearts of those who have adopted, or are considering adoption.
I quickly identified with Molly Hennessey . . . in my job, it’s easy to see both sides of the story. Most of the time, rules have to be followed explicitly; thankfully, sometimes a supervisor can bend a rule just a little — enough to help the person on the other side to work things out.
This is the position Brent Cahill is in. He needs a rule bent just enough to work things out.
For many years, I would have loved to adopt . . . but the financial aspect — and then the lack of a Dad in the home — was the determining factor in my life. But I wish it had worked out. After all, children are a blessing (at least that’s the viewpoint in our home).
Back to the story . . . I can’t reveal much else; if I do, I might spoil it for you. But take it from me — you should read Molly and Brent’s story (warning: you might need a tissue or two).
Don’t miss out on this wonderful novel.
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt