Synopses & Reviews
What do you do when you have to give up the person you love most?
Thirty-five-year-old Miranda is not an impulsive person. Shes been at Domestic Goddess magazine for eight years, she has great friends, and shes finally moving on after a breakup. Having a baby isnt even on her radaruntil the day she discovers an abandoned newborn on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station. Rushing the little girl to the closest police station, Miranda hopes and prays shell be all right and that a loving family will step forward to take her.
Yet Miranda cant seem to get the baby off her mind and keeps coming up with excuses to go check on her, until finally a family court judge asks whether shed like to be the babys foster parentmaybe even adopt her. To her own surprise, Miranda jumps at the chance. But nothing could have prepared her for the ecstasy of new-mother loveor the heartbreak she faces when the babys father surfaces....
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Raves for the Novels of Yona Zeldis McDonough
“A funny, moving look at the bonds of love.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Caroline Leavitt
“Emotional and evocative, hilarious and harrowing...a must read.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Pamela Redmond Satran
“A page-turner...this elegant novel is a must read....Book clubs will swoon.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Adriana Trigiani
“Well-written characters and fascinating plot twists will appeal to book groups and fans of womens fiction.”—Library Journal
“McDonough does a fabulous job showing that being blind-sided isnt always a bad thing. Sometimes, even the best surprises come out of it. Every facet of the book is compelling, but readers might particularly enjoy the dynamics between the heroine and the two male protagonists. The storys effortless fluidity will have readers questioning how this inspired-by-real-events premise unfolds.”—Romantic Times
"With a deft, sure touch, Yona Zeldis McDonough explores the ways families are formed and how love can take you by surprise. An absorbing and soul-stirring novel."—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
"Abounding with warmth and charm, You Were Meant for Me, is a profoundly moving novel which explores the intensity of love and the fallout of heartbreak. It will capture your attention from the very first page and never let go."—Emily Liebert, author of When We Fall
"Intriguing, beautifully told and keeps you guessing right to the last pages."—Sue Margolis, author of Best Supporting Role
About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels Two of a Kind, A Wedding in Great Neck, Breaking the Bank, In Dahlia's Wake, and The Four Temperaments, as well as nineteen books for children. She is also the editor of two essay collections and is the Fiction Editor at Lilith magazine. Her award-winning short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies and in numerous national magazines and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, two children and three very yappy Pomeranians.