Above All Things
By Deborah Raney
(Steeple Hill, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373786558, 320pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
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Expecting their first baby, Judd and Evette McGlin are thrilled to become parents. But the couple faces the ultimate test when Judd learns he already has a child: a six-year-old mixed-race girl born amid secrets and lies.
Now, Evette must decide if she can accept the child. She thought she was open-mindeduntil hidden prejudices threaten the future of an innocent little girl, Evette's marriage and the very notion of who she thinks she is.
Above all things, this child needs acceptance and love. Needs Evette to discover what being a mother truly means. Needs Judd to face his past. And needs them to discover what it means to be a family.
Deborah Raney's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was awarded a
Silver Angel from Excellence in Media and inspired the acclaimed World Wide
Pictures film of the same title. Since then her books have won the RITA Award,
the HOLT Medallion, and the National Readers' Choice Award; Raney was also a
finalist for the Christy Award. She and her husband, artist Ken Raney, make
their home in their native Kansas.