Father to Be (Mass Market Paperback)

By Marilyn Pappano

Bantam, 9780553579857, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1999



Four miracles and a bachelor add up to...one family.

J.D. Grayson agrees that the Brown kids, abandoned by their parents, deserve a loving home. He's just not sure that one man is parent enough for four young children--not if he is that one man. But a persuasive--and mysterious--young woman insists he's exactly what the children need. Now he has to convince twelve-year-old Caleb, fierce guardian of his younger brothers and sister--and then pass muster with Kelsey Malone, Bethlehem's newly arrived social worker.

With one good deed, J.D. finds his life turned upside down. The kids barely talk to him and they won't eat his home-cooked meals. Then he finds himself looking forward to Kelsey's home visits too much. Her buttoned-down suit and tough-as-nails professionalism can't hide the vulnerable woman inside. But haunted by the shattered life he left behind, J.D. doesn't want to risk loving again.

It'll take a miracle to make a family of them all...but as one enigmatic young woman knows, Bethlehem has no small supply of miracles.

About the Author

Marilyn Pappano is the author of nearly forty books with more than four million copies in print. She has made regular appearances on bestseller lists and has received recognition for her work in the form of numerous awards. Though her husband's Navy career took them across the United States, he and Ms. Pappano now live in Oklahoma, on a hill that overlooks her hometown. They have one son.

Praise For Father to Be

"Marilyn Pappano [has a] gift for extraordinary storytelling."

Don't miss Marilyn Pappano's Some Enchanted Season:

"Soon after beginning Some Enchanted Season, I knew it would find its way into my 'keeper' shelf. Romantic fiction at its very best."
--The Romance Reader

Look for Marilyn Pappano's short story, "Gabriel's Angel," in the anthology Yours 2 Keep, available soon from Bantam Books