You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

You Were Always Mine
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Nicole Baart, an adoptive mother of five who formerly published in the Christian market, knows how to keep her readers up all night, turning the pages to the blockbuster finish. She brings that propulsive quality to her latest novel, an engrossing read about a recently widowed adoptive mother, her beloved son, and his birth mother.

Jessica Chamberlain, dealing with the sudden death of her estranged husband, is just trying to heal and help her boys do the same. At first, it seems her husband’s death was an accident, but was it really something else? And how is her youngest son’s birth mother involved?

Secrets start to pile up like autumn leaves in her bucolic Iowa town, and soon Jessica is in a race against time to save herself and her children. A satisfying, twisty, and wise family drama for fans of Jodi Picoult. (Atria)

About the Author

Lorilee Craker, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., in a 1924 house full of teenagers, pets, exchange students, and houseplants. The author of 15 books, including Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me, she is the Mixed Media editor of The Banner. Find her at or on Instagram @thebooksellersdaughter.