The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. Suzette has always feared passing along the genes that led her mother to a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Dorrie is a young woman struggling to find the money to go to college. When she sees an advertisement to be a surrogate, she believes it's a sign that her destiny is to help a family have a baby and then realize her dreams. It's a perfect plan, but then she falls in love"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101887158
Characteristics: 225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: WARD, A


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Jun 14, 2018

This book starts off strong with an engaging and dramatic story line and characters that are well defined for whom the reader can feel empathy and concern. However the second half of the book does not maintain the same momentum. The characters have undergone changes in nature and position in life that are not explained. The main character of the second half is lacking in appeal. The denouement is neither well fleshed out nor satisfying and literally left me flipping to pages in the back of the book to find out if I had missed something.


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