Chapel Hill college student Maria
finds herself in a predicament--unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen. Still
reeling from the fresh discovery of her mother's diagnosis with cancer,
Maria's decision to give her daughter up for adoption is one that seems
to be in everyone's best interest, especially when it comes to light
that the child's father hasn't exactly been faithful to her following
the birth of her daughter. So when her mother proposes an extended trip
to sleepy coastal town Beaufort--the same town that the adoptive couple
Maria chose for her daughter just happens to live in--Maria jumps at the
chance to escape.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Maria finds herself listless and bored soon after her arrival in Beaufort, and a summer job seems like a cure. She has kept close watch on the couple she chose to adopt her daughter--they live mere blocks away--and, as opportunity demands, she accepts a position as their nanny. Maria ingratiates herself into the family--hesitantly, at first, and then with all the confused and chaotic fervor of a mother separated from her child.
"In Every Way" is a heartfelt novel that brings to light the unknowing destruction that heartache can manifest, and brims with the redemptive power of new