For the Love of David

For the Love of David Marissa Fleming isn t ready for motherhood She s a sopho in college when an unplanned pregnancy changes everything Her boyfriend isn t interested in fatherhood abortion is out of the question and sh

  • Title: For the Love of David
  • Author: Laurel Bradley
  • ISBN: 9781938833021
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marissa Fleming isn t ready for motherhood She s a sopho in college when an unplanned pregnancy changes everything Her boyfriend isn t interested in fatherhood, abortion is out of the question, and she can t bring herself to tell her parents or friends Not knowing what to do, she does nothing until she gives birth in her dorm Then there s another problemwhat toMarissa Fleming isn t ready for motherhood She s a sopho in college when an unplanned pregnancy changes everything Her boyfriend isn t interested in fatherhood, abortion is out of the question, and she can t bring herself to tell her parents or friends Not knowing what to do, she does nothing until she gives birth in her dorm Then there s another problemwhat to do with the baby Libby Armstrong is sad and lonely, with no direction in life, until one cold November morning she notices an athletic bag next to the grocery cart corral Inside, she discovers an abandoned newborn boy She knows she should turn him in but refuses to condemn him to the foster care system She decides to keep him, telling everyone he is hers, that she didn t know she was pregnant Lie upon lie But Baby David is worth it His presence gives Libby the joy she d been missing But Marissa can t get her baby out of her head She s obsessed with finding him When her path crosses Libby s, Marissa steals him and runs But is she prepared for what it takes to provide for herself and the child Can Libby find peace with the hole in her heart from the loss of David

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    1. For The Love Of David is a deep and beautiful novel that will take hold of your heartstrings on the first page and won’t let go until the last. Marissa Fleming is a bright, pretty college coed on a clear path toward success. Libby Armstrong is an overweight receptionist with a gentle heart and a quiet, lonely life. The two women have nearly nothing in common, but they become profoundly connected when a distraught and desperate Marissa secretly gives birth to a baby boy.When Libby notices movem [...]

    2. This book is a must read for all with even the slightest bit of compassion! I'm not going to give you a synopsis of the story, I'm sure others will, and I don't like writing them. I just want to share with you my experience with this story. First of all, I'm an OB nurse, and I really can connect on that level with both of the women Bradley writes about, although, since I'm not college-aged anymore, probably not quite as much with Marissa, the young mother! Anyways, the story quickly caught and h [...]

    3. I had been looking forward to this book for the last few months but it really didn't meet the expectation. A fair warning - don't read the description, it takes you half-way into the bookwhich is just as annoying as all heck! The story has the bones to be both heart-wrenching and uplifting. Sadly, it does neither and wasn't nearly as well written as the last Laurel Bradley I read, "Trust No One." The story has several potentially interesting story lines at play, but none of them were really fles [...]

    4. Marissa is a college student and becomes pregnant. Her boyfriend isn't supportive and leaves her on her own at the first hint that she may be pregnant. She is scared to tell anybody and is able to keep her pregnancy a secret and delivers the baby in her dorm room. She then has to get rid of the baby in order to keep her secret so she leaves David in a duffel bag in the grocery store parking lot. Libby finds David and takes him in as if he is her own son. She loves this baby boy with all her hear [...]

    5. LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! I received an advance copy and I am SO glad I did.This book is about a woman that has a baby, but doesn't want it, and a woman who finds the baby and wants it. Simple story. Dual POV - which I loved. When you first read about the book, you think that you are going to instantly hate the birth mother, after all, who could do that. But when you step back, remember that this book is set in the 1980's - and so many things have changed since then. You also get a feeling fo [...]

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