HEART OF GLASS (Fostering Love #3)

HEART OF GLASS                                          NICOLE JACQUELYN

The next standalone novel from Nicole Jacquelyn about love, friendship, and forgiveness. 
Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about. 
Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's brother Trevor arrives on her doorstep, willing to do anything to help and make up for his brother's mistakes. Their attraction feels wrong, but Morgan can't seem to turn him away. 
Trevor is suddenly in too deep. He has always wanted a family, but Etta and Morgan come with complications. Yet as Etta brings them closer together, Trevor begins to imagine giving Morgan and Etta the life his brother never could. But he wonders if Morgan will ever learn to trust another man with her heart, especially a man whose last name is Harris. 

MY REVIEW:

     I really loved this story so much and really needed to read it and the message this adoptive mother had to walk through about her grief.
     You see Mike and Ellie couldn’t have any birth children but were blessed with two fully adopted sons Trevor the oldest in his thirties and Henry in his twenties.  Then their son in the middle who was their foster son who stayed by choice because he knew a good family when he saw it and stayed entwined with the family, Shane.  Plus, many more foster children over the years.  Now this family owned a lumber mill and were hard honest workers with a and a forest on it.
     Trevor’s aunt and uncle lived next door they too owned a great deal of property which the two families considered all of theirs that is how close they all were.  Living on the properties was a great place to grow up because they had trails and a lake.  So beautiful Trevor built his own home on the property and it still could not be seen from his parents or his aunt and uncles.
     Shane is married to Kate and they have five children.  He's stationed in San Diego.  So, that is where they are living kind of far for visits to Oregon so the family misses them a lot. 
     Henry was in San Diego also until they just found out that he was killed in practice maneuvers.  A freak accident that killed him.  He had just changed his will so that all his insurance money went to provide for his daughter Etta and his will would be handled by his older brother Trevor.
     You see he and Trevor were always super close but comes to find out not as close as Trevor thought.  Not only angering him but the entire family.  Because of the way the family had taken him in and all the children over the years they were taught to respect woman number one but to take intercourse seriously.  And if a child was a result of such an event that they stepped up to the plate.
     Henry didn’t do that from all of what they were learning and THIS was not sitting well with Trevor the longer he sat with it.  It was even worse because Trevor has always wanted a family.  To know his little brother didn’t want his own flesh and blood after they had accepted him when he was two years old now the same age as his little daughter.  It was killing him.
     See how this author takes you on this wild ride of many viewpoints, emotions, and situations.  I never saw coming.  Some things I was like, I saw that coming, and then boy, didn’t see that coming.  Family dynamics are hard anyway and your children whether, either from the system or not there are emotions none of us can see coming unless you been there. 
     Now I have to say keep a scorecard at first with names and who belongs to who and why.  That can get a little hair but once you get everyone down it all makes sense.  Make no bones this is a blended family with growing pains some funny and not so much.  Little Etta is the icing on the cake that holds them all together and is the sassiest of things but a hoot.  So worth the read.  I give this: 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

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