*** I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of the book.
I enjoy reading anything Beverly Lewis writes and I also enjoyed the book she wrote with her husband David, called The Sanctuary. I was looking forward to reading their latest book Child of Mine and I was happy when Bethany House offered that book as one of the choices in the blogger review program.
Jack Livingston has taken on the responsibility of raising his adopted niece, Natty, after her parents were killed in an accident. When he has to travel for work, their Amish nanny, Laura, watches over eight-year-old Natty. Natty longs for a mother and she things Laura would be perfect for the roll. Kelly Maines lost her baby daughter eight years ago when she was taken from her crib in the middle of the night. After years of dead ends, her private investigator finally thinks he's found a clue to where Kelly's little girl is, less than an hour away. The end to the search could be in sight.
Child of Mine is a wonderful story of love and forgiveness. Unlike most of Beverly Lewis's books, this joint-effort book doesn't come from the perspective of an Amish person, but from the perspectives of two Englishers. It is also different since it has a bit of mystery and suspense as the authors take you on the journey of finding Kelly's long-lost daughter and her methods of retrieving DNA samples from children. This is not an edge-of-your-seat kind of mystery but I did have a hard time putting it down because I wanted to see what would happen next. I would definitely recommend this book.