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Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

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Amanda is not able to have children because of a medical condition. She falls for a man, Jack, who has two daughters. They get serious and she reveals her medical condition expecting to be rejected and abandoned. Instead he says that is okay. She can be the mother to his children. He then reveals he’s not just a normal man but he is the son of a billionaire but he’s rejected his family’s money. She’s okay with that. And they get married.

They have a wonderful six months and she loves the two girls Lizzie and Kara. She loves being a mother and the twins love her.

Then one day Jack needs to go on a trip with his parents and leaves Amanda and the kids behind. The plane goes down and everyone is killed.

Not long later, the maternal grandparents show up and file for custody from Amanda. They aren’t really interested in the girls and just want a piece of the inheritance. Amanda offers them settlements to keep the girls but they refuse them. And they are awarded custody of the girls and 10 million dollars to help raise the kids. She offered the grandparents more for the girls but they were suspicious and rejected the offer.
Their lives with their grandparents are hard for Lizzie and Kara. The grandparents gamble away the annual payments and the girls have to resort to thievery. In addition, the kids are lied to about Amanda. The grandparents tell them that Amanda killed their mother and their father. And that she wants to kill them too. They plan to try for the family fortune again when the girls are 18.

Kara embraces that lie.

This is a great book and I would recommend that you try this book. The book illustrates the horror that some orphans face by the justice system that doesn’t always get it right and when the system doesn’t take into consideration the character of the people involved. One size does not fit all.

I would also recommend checking out Terri Blackstock’s other books. She is an excellent author.

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