This is one of the most moving books I've read in a long time. I wasn't sure about it from the cover description, but something urged me to order it. I'm very glad I did. Shaeffer uses points of view from the 4 main characters but it is not at all hard to follow. While it sounds like a "tear-jerker", and you may need the tissues close by, it does not get maudlin at all.
This is a delightful book. The subject is an unwanted pregnancy and the decisions that go along with keeping or not keeping the baby. Quite a few laugh out loud episodes...made me feel good after reading it.
Very good...2nd in series, should read the first before this one because it picks up right where the other leaves off. Interesting look at predestination and the ethical considerations if we could know when births & deaths were to happen.