Arianna Schrader takes a job as a nanny for her late sister's veterinarian husband, Jack, caring for her nephew Sammy. She savors the chance to get to know the son that she gave up for adoption. Arianna works to connect with Sammy, and as she spends more and more time with the small family, she wonders if her secret could bring them together or tear them apart?
Arianna and her sister weren't close, pitted against each other by their mother as children, there was always a constant rivalry. As a result it pushed Chloe to anxiety, pushing for perfection, while Arianna is more of a free spirit. Arianna is an art therapist, she loves vibrant color, but behind her outward confidence she still has insecurities about her body. I admired Arianna and her determination to help Sammy, as well as her patience with him when things were difficult.
Jack is a good man, who wants what is best for his son. He likes things to be orderly and expected, while Arianna goes with the flow. He likes to be in control, and finds Arianna to be an unwelcome whirlwind at first. He has a strong faith and is a great father.
There are many challenges to overcome for Arianna, Jack, and Sammy. Sammy is a sweet child. There is a lot going on in this book, from the relationships, faith, and secrets that are revealed. Arianna is a strong heroine, she loves Sammy and wants to have a relationship with him and is passionate about helping him grow and learn. A heartwarming story of family.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.