Michelle Baron sat
on the edge of the couch, her heart racing as she looked at the envelope
in her hand. I guess this is it, she thought. The return address seemed
harmless enough. Fairfield Lab, Portland, Oregon. But this envelope
contained information that could change her life forever.
Michelle and her family rejoice
when her father begins to regain consciousness after an unsuccessful
suicide attempt. But a long journey awaits, as they seek to clear his
name of the embezzlement charges that drove him to this desperate act.
The days of their vigil at the hospital drag into weeks, and Michelle
finds herself repeatedly drawn to the newborn nursery. Observing couples
leave with tiny babes in their arms, her heart is stirred, and she
begins to yearn for a child of her own. However, an unexpected twist
will threaten her new dream.