First Paragraph / First Chapter:
As Bethany tugged the suitcase down the creaky stairs of her boyfriend's Victorian, she kept thinking if he were more of a gentleman, he'd offer to carry it for her. She grunted as if the bag contained more than just a weekend's worth of clothes. Drew didn't take the hint, so she added this infraction to the list she kept in her head, then reminded herself that this would be the weekend that changed everything.
Teaser (from 16% on my Kindle):
Refusing to think about the past anymore, Beth cranked up the Top 40s station on the radio and pushed hard on the accelerator. Even with the music blaring, thoughts about her secret baby and the potential fall-out with Parker and Drew gnawed at her. Could she possibly contain the damage once she opened the lid?
Genre: Women's Fiction
Length: 302 Pages
Amazon Link: A Weekend Getaway
Author's Website: Karen Lenfestey's Novels
FYI: I previously featured Made for Two by this author HERE.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Bethany Morris always puts everyone else’s needs first. That's why when she got pregnant in college, she shouldered the burden alone. She had the baby in secret and placed it for adoption. Sixteen years later, she’s patiently waiting for her live-in boyfriend to propose and wondering if she’s missed her one chance at motherhood.
Life gets complicated when she runs into the baby’s father and realizes the chemistry’s still there. At first, Bethany and Parker relive the good, old days, but then he reveals that he has the same disease that took his father’s life. Does Bethany owe it to Parker to tell him that he has a child? Should she track down the daughter she’s never known just to give her bad news?
Risking the comfortable life she’s built for herself, Bethany embarks on a cross-country road trip to face her past and find the daughter she never forgot.
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