Reader reviewed by Ashley
I loved this book. Even though it was sad, it was still amazing.
In 1964 Dr. David Henry is forced to deliver his own twins. The boy is perfectly fine. The girl has Down's syndrome. He makes a decision that changes their lives forever. He gives the baby to his nurse Caroline and asks her to take the baby to an institution. He tells his wife that the baby died at birth. Except when Caroline gets to the institution, she's unable to leave the baby there so she raises the child as her own. From that one decision his marriage and family fall apart. But it changes Caroline's life for the better, and she loves Phoebe (the baby) like her own child.
I was amazed at the cruel decision Dr. David Henry made, but touched by Caroline's action to keep the child. This story is very moving and kept my attention the entire time.