The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah

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Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman.

Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.

 

About Kristin Hannah

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Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including Fly Away, Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Magic Hour, Comfort & Joy, The Things We Do for Love, Between Sisters, Angel Falls, Waiting for the Moon, When Lightning Strikes, If You Believe, Once in Every Life, The Enchantment, and A Handful of Heaven.
 
Published January 16, 2009 by Ballantine Books. 466 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Angie Malone, the youngest of a big, warm Italian-American family, returns to her Pacific Northwest hometown to wrestle with various midlife disappointments: her divorce, Papa’s death, a downturn in business at the family restaurant, and, above all, her childlessness.

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In this tear-jerking novel by Hannah (Between Sisters ), 38-year-old Angela Malone abandons a successful advertising career in Seattle to find comfort in West End

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In Lauren, Angie discovers that giving birth to a child is not the only way to become a mother and both women find the answers they have been searching for within each other.

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When Lauren is abandoned by her mother, .

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