A Simple Gift Author:Karyn Witmer Avery and Mike thought they had the perfect American family until their daughter ran away. Now Fiona’s back in town...and nothing will ever be the same again. — Avery Montgomery’s life changed forever in the checkout line at the Food-4-Less when she discovered her long-lost daughter, Fiona, working at the nex... more »t register. Though Avery yearns to reestablish contact, Fiona has secrets and failures she can’t bring herself to share with her mother–and especially with her father.
Finally forced to choose between her marriage to Mike and a future that includes their beloved only child, Avery struggles to heal the rift that is tearing her family apart. To do that, she must risk everything she cares about, confront the sorrows of the past, and rediscover the love that once bound her family together. Avery must reach out to her husband and her daughter to forge a bright new future–and she must do it through a simple gift conceived in love.« less
just finished reading Karyn Witmer's novel "A Simple Gift.
I laughed (daughter drops a dollop of sweet potato casserole on mom's fancy shoes), and I cried at the many touching, heart-rending moments in this fine novel. The world needs more books like this!