Almost Always by Bobbi Reed
Here’s the way Eva sees it: if John is so concerned about her butting into strangers’ lives, he shouldn’t leave her sitting at a table in Bob Evans with nothing to occupy her time . . .
Enter Cecelia—a pregnant teenager who needs a family for her baby. Fate has placed her at the table behind Eva and John.
Now Eva has a chance—a chance to give her daughter, Shelly, the one thing Shelly desperately wants.
But nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Because sometimes daughters are not born to us—they are gifted by desperate teenagers—or seated behind us at Bob Evans . .
Published: January 12, 2013
Publisher: Pagespring Publishing
Deep at it’s core, Almost Always is a book about the love mothers have for their children. The main mother in this book is Eva. She loves her children intensely and is only trying to help her daughter Shelly when she gets gets involved in Cecelia’s life and pregnancy. But as the story progresses, we find it’s about so much more.
Shelly and her husband have been through some disappointing adoption attempts, so when Eva meets Cecelia, she feels that fate has brought her the answer to both Shelly’s and Cecelia’s problems. Cecelia isn’t ready to be a mother, and her own mother hasn’t been much of an example of motherhood. She kicked Cecelia’s sister out when she became pregnant, so Cecelia knows she can’t count on her mom to support her or help her with a baby.
The story line in Almost Always has a lot of depth and emotion with love as the underlying theme. There are parts of it that make you just want to shake Eva, but you can see that she thinks her motives are always the best. The other characters in the book are very well developed as well and their parts of the story make the book even more interesting and give it more depth.
I love how much a mother’s love plays into this story. I know I for one would do anything I could for my kids. And sometimes as moms we don’t think about how everything will end up, we just act. Eva’s plan may have been a spur of the moment decision, but everything she did was done out of love.
As I was searching for this book again, I found that the publisher is no longer in business, and it seems as if Bobbi Reed hasn’t written any more books. That makes me sad! You can still purchase this book at a very reasonable price on Amazon.