When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.
Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.
In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.
The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox was an emotionally charged story. From the beginning, I was swept up into the story. The characters tugged and squeezed at my heart. I fell in love with them all. Starting with the homeless man that fell in love with an orphaned baby and wanted to raise her as his own. Talk about emotions. I was crying, smiling, and enjoying this book more than I could ever put into writing. There was a lot to learn from this heartwarming tale. A tale of love, secrets, and identity. These characters were more than just three-dimensional. They were real. At least that’s how it felt, as I followed along. The scenes were action-packed and engaging. I loved the characters and their issues. They way they handled things also had my full-attention. This novel needs to be made into movie. Overall, this was a phenomenal journey.