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A Different Kind of Normal


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Grenadine Scotch Wild has been in foster care since she was five years old. She remembers little about her real parents, but she's built a good life in spite of her past. Eighteen months into her marriage to well-known investor Covey Hamilton, that world comes crashing down. Covey is arrested for fraud and embezzlement — and Grenadine, who unknowingly signed incriminating papers, is facing jail time. While she awaits trial, she moves to central Oregon and finds work as a bartender and as an assistant to a furniture maker. But as she pieces together the family she always wanted, she must also face the crushing truth about her real parents and her past. What I Remember Most (Kensington) is the new novel from Cathy Lamb, author of the acclaimed Julia's Chocolates.

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From acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a warm and poignant story about mothers and sons, family and forgiveness — and loving someone enough to let them be true to themselves....

Jaden Bruxelle knows that life is precious. She sees it in her work as a hospice nurse, a job filled with compassion and humor even on the saddest days. And she sees it in Tate, the boy she has raised as her son ever since her sister gave him up at birth. Tate is seventeen, academically brilliant, funny, and loving. He's also a talented basketball player despite having been born with an abnormally large head — something Jaden's mother blames on a family curse. Jaden dismisses that as nonsense, just as she ignores the legends about witches and magic in the family.

Over the years, Jaden has focused all her energy on her job and on sheltering Tate from the world. Tate, for his part, just wants to be a regular kid. Through his blog, he's slowly reaching out, finding his voice. He wants to try out for the Varsity basketball team. He wants his mom to focus on her own life for a change, maybe even date again.

Jaden knows she needs to let go — of Tate, of her fears and anger, and of the responsibilities she uses as a shield. And through a series of unexpected events and revelations, she's about to learn how. Because as dear as life may be, its only real value comes when we are willing to live it fully, even if that means risking it all. Beautifully written, tender and true, A Different Kind of Normal is a story about embracing love and adventure, and learning to look ahead for the first time....

About the Author

Cathy Lamb, the author of Julia's Chocolates, The Last Time I Was Me, and Henry's Sisters, lives in Oregon. She is married with three children. She writes late at night when it's just her and the moon and a few shooting stars.

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Lamb, Cathy
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Literature-A to Z
General Fiction
Literature-Contemporary Women
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